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What does a morbilliform rash look like?

What does a morbilliform rash look like?

A morbilliform rash is a rose-red flat (macular) or slightly elevated (maculopapular) eruption, showing circular or elliptical lesions varying in diameter from 1 to 3 mm, with healthy-looking skin intervening.

How do you treat morbilliform drug eruptions?

What is the treatment for morbilliform drug eruption?

  1. Monitor the patient carefully in case of complications.
  2. Apply emollients and potent topical steroid creams.
  3. Consider wet wraps for very red, inflamed skin.
  4. Antihistamines are often prescribed, but in general they not very helpful.

Is Morbilliform rash itchy?

A morbilliform rash often appears on the chest and back first. It then spreads to the arms, neck, and, finally, the legs. Sometimes the rash is itchy, and you may develop a mild fever. A morbilliform rash may not appear for one or two weeks after starting a new medication.

How long do drug eruptions last?

Most patients with mild drug eruptions should expect clearing in approximately 1-2 weeks with no complications. All patients should be educated to avoid the offending agent to prevent further complications.

What is treatment for drug eruptions?

Treatment of a drug eruption depends on the specific type of reaction. Therapy for exanthematous drug eruptions is supportive in nature. First-generation antihistamines are used 24 h/d. Mild topical steroids (eg, hydrocortisone, desonide) and moisturizing lotions are also used, especially during the late desquamative phase.

What are the symptoms of allergic reaction to medication?

Signs and symptoms of a drug allergy often occur within an hour after taking a drug. Less commonly, reactions can occur hours, days or weeks later. Drug allergy symptoms may include: Skin rash. Hives. Itching. Fever.

What is a drug eruption?

Drug eruption. In medicine, a drug eruption is an adverse drug reaction of the skin. Most drug-induced cutaneous reactions are mild and disappear when the offending drug is withdrawn. These are called “simple” drug eruptions.