Medication Rash Home Care
- Wash your skin gently with mild soap twice a day.
- Apply 1% hydrocortisone cream:
- Apply to the skin, 4 times a day.
- Use hypoallergenic cosmetics.
- Use hypoallergenic soap.
- Avoid scratching: this can cause infection.
- Apply a cold compress:
- Compress may reduce swelling
- Apply for 20-30 minutes, every 1-2 hours.
- Apply a moisturizer for dry skin:
- Oral antihistamines for itching:
- Take prescribed medications as directed:
Medication Rash Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have drug dermatitis and any of the following:
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