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Are there official recommendations for treating erythema multiforme?

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Dr. Stuart Rhein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Evaluate cause

Ruling out possible immunologic causes, including autoimmune, infection, or allergic reactions is first step, before initiating therapy such as prednisone.

In brief: Evaluate cause

Ruling out possible immunologic causes, including autoimmune, infection, or allergic reactions is first step, before initiating therapy such as prednisone.
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Dr. Stuart Rhein
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: See a dermatologist

Most em is erythema multiforme minor due to herpes.
Every time you get a recurrence of a cold sore or other herpes you take a dose of Acyclovir pills or valacyclovir. This will prevent em. Erythema major can be serious , is most often an allergy to sulfonamide (smz/tmp) but may have numerous other causes. Treatment can be difficult , especially regarding the eyes.

In brief: See a dermatologist

Most em is erythema multiforme minor due to herpes.
Every time you get a recurrence of a cold sore or other herpes you take a dose of Acyclovir pills or valacyclovir. This will prevent em. Erythema major can be serious , is most often an allergy to sulfonamide (smz/tmp) but may have numerous other causes. Treatment can be difficult , especially regarding the eyes.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Try these

Find british guidelines here: http://bestpractice.
Bmj.Com/best-practice/monograph/367.Html. I'm not certain that their official guidelines. Not aware of american guidelines for treating this self-limited disease.

In brief: Try these

Find british guidelines here: http://bestpractice.
Bmj.Com/best-practice/monograph/367.Html. I'm not certain that their official guidelines. Not aware of american guidelines for treating this self-limited disease.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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