Erythema Multiforme Treatment
- What It Is
- Risk Factors
- Living With
- User Questions
How to Treat Erythema Multiforme
Treatment for this condition involves:
- Eliminating the trigger or cause (if known)
- Relieving the symptoms
- Preventing infection of the lesions (in erythema multiforme major)
Treatment options include the following:
Management of Symptoms
- Moist compresses
- Oral antihistamines to help control itching
- Topical steroid creams to help discomfort and itching
- Acetaminophen to reduce pain and fever
- Given if the outbreak is caused by herpes simplex
- Prevent recurrence
- Not effective in treating the current rash
- Most often used for people with frequent outbreaks
Erythema Multiforme Major
- Oral or IV steroids-for severe cases may be treated with (there is some controversy about the effectiveness of this option)
- Hospitalization-for widespread, life-threatening lesions
What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
What causes Erythema Multiforme? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Are you at risk of getting Erythema Multiforme? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
What are the Erythema Multiforme symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Erythema Multiforme.
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
How can you prevent Erythema Multiforme? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Can this condition be treated? What Erythema Multiforme treatment options are available?
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