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Is there a particular type of rash associated with penicillin allergy?
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Dr. Sean McGhee
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Measles-like
Most rashes with penicillin are "morbilliform" or measles-like.
More serious penicillin allergy may result in hives (itchy, patchy swellings in the skin) or angioedema (swelling of the lips, eyelids, hands or feet). There are other kinds of rashes that can occur, some of which are serious, and some of which are not. Your personal doctor or an allergist can help you decide.

In brief: Measles-like
Most rashes with penicillin are "morbilliform" or measles-like.
More serious penicillin allergy may result in hives (itchy, patchy swellings in the skin) or angioedema (swelling of the lips, eyelids, hands or feet). There are other kinds of rashes that can occur, some of which are serious, and some of which are not. Your personal doctor or an allergist can help you decide.
Dr. Sean McGhee
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Yes
It is better known as maculopapular (exanthematous) eruptions.

In brief: Yes
It is better known as maculopapular (exanthematous) eruptions.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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