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Drug rashes, the body's reaction to a certain medication, can range from mild to severe. These can include:
What are the different types of rashes caused by drugs?
pimples and red areas that appear most often on the face, shoulders and chest
anabolic steroids, corticosteroids, bromides, iodides and phenytoin
red, scaly skin that may thicken and appear on the entire skin area
antibiotics that contain sulfa, barbiturates, isoniazid, penicillins, and phenytoin
Fixed drug eruption
a dark red or purple rash that confines itself to the same area on the skin (usually the mouth or genitals)
antibiotics and phenolphthalein (found in certain laxatives)
raised red and white bumps
aspirin, certain drug dyes and penicillins
a flat, red rash which may include pimples similar to the measles
antibiotics and barbiturates are the more common causative drugs; however, any drug can cause this rash
purple areas on the skin, usually on the legs
some anticoagulants and diuretics
blisters or a hive-like rash on the lining of the mouth, vagina or penis
antibiotics that contain sulfa, barbiturates, penicillins and other antibiotics
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