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How Can Erythema Multiforme On The Palm And Arms Be Treated?

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Posted on Thu, 8 Jun 2017
Question: What is this on my palm? Some kind if eczema? I habe had small ones before but never this bad. Also a few on my arms.

I webt into the doctor. It is erythema multiforme. Its apperentlt a complication from oral herpes. Completely safe but ugly. Thanks for the help doc.
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (23 hours later)
Brief Answer:
follow-up consultation

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,
I'm sorry to know about this,

Yes, that’s a possible differential diagnosis. I’m happy you got to see a dermatologist and all being looked into. Erythema multiforme resulting from herpes infection is often managed by prescribing Acyclovir. If the breakouts happen often, you may need to be on continuous treatment to prevent further recurrences.

Let me know if your doctor put you on these medications already.

I wish you a speedy recovery.

Best wishes and feel free to keep me updated as your recovery from this.
Regards


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How Can Erythema Multiforme On The Palm And Arms Be Treated?

Brief Answer: follow-up consultation Detailed Answer: Hi again, I'm sorry to know about this, Yes, that’s a possible differential diagnosis. I’m happy you got to see a dermatologist and all being looked into. Erythema multiforme resulting from herpes infection is often managed by prescribing Acyclovir. If the breakouts happen often, you may need to be on continuous treatment to prevent further recurrences. Let me know if your doctor put you on these medications already. I wish you a speedy recovery. Best wishes and feel free to keep me updated as your recovery from this. Regards