Drug Rash

What is a drug rash?

A drug rash is an adverse reaction to an oral or topical medication. It can present in many forms and there is no one type of drug rash.

Why treat a drug rash?

It can be itchy, painful, and cause skin sores, or blisters. A drug rash can be mild or life-threatening in the case of Stevens-Johnson syndrome. 

How is a drug rash treated at DTLA Derm?

At DTLA Derm, our board-certified dermatologists have extensive training regarding how to identify and treat a drug rash. We will evaluate the rash and, if needed, perform a biopsy. Once we have a diagnosis, we will coordinate with the patient and prescribing physician to determine whether the drug can be safely withdrawn.

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