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Lyme disease: The signs and symptoms of lyme disease are variable, usually involving more than one system. The skin, joints and nervous system are affected most often. In general, lyme disease can cause: rash, flu like symptoms, migratory joint pain, neurological problems, heart problems such as irregular heart beat. ...Read more
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
1-3 weeks: It is, of course, variable based on each patient. Em is most often self-limited. Mild cases can resolve in 1-2 weeks but more advanced cases can take longer to resolve. ...Read more
My 9 y/o son was diagnosis w/erythema multiforme. He takes xyzal to keep the rash minimal but this has lasted 3 mo. Does EM last this long?
Allergy?: Erythema multiforme may be from an allergy to medications, or a viral infection which lasts 2-6 weeks if it is mild. If it's worse by now you may want to see your doctor again. Here is a handout on EM: http://www.wikidoc.org/index.php/Erythema_multiforme_%28patient_information%29 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 year old has a rash all over and a fever they said its erythema multiforme. What caused that?
Stopped lamotrigine for 5-6 days while out, & re-started at full dose without titration. 1-inch purple target/ring rash w white center along with some coughing (tho had occasional random coughs for years) & 1-second diarrhea. Steven-Johnson syndrome?
Erythema multiforme is a type of hypsersensitivity skin reaction in response to medicines (sulfa, phenytoin, barbiturates, penicillin), infections (herpes, mycoplasma) , or illness. Symptoms are fever, ill feeling, joint ache and symmetric itchy rash on the trunk, extremities, palms, hands, feet, that starts quickly as a macule, papule, blister or hive. There can be bull's ...Read more
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