Allergic Rash Erythema Multiforme Treatment
The treatment for erythema multiforme depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for erythema multiforme often includes warm wet compresses, saltwater oral rinses, antiviral medications, and corticosteroids. Those with more severe illness may require intravenous fluids.
Treatment for erythema multiforme may include:
- Intravenous fluids
- Warm wet compresses
- Salt water oral rinses
- Antiviral medications:
- Oral corticosteroid medications:
- Benefit is controversial
- May increase the risk for complications
- Other treatments that have been suggested include:
Allergic Rash Erythema Multiforme Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of erythema multiforme.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for complications?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
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