Q. I have violet rashes all over my body for the past three days. Is this due to antibiotic allergy?

Answered by
Dr. Snehal Laul
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 16, 2020

Hello doctor,

I have rashes all over the body for the past five days. And the rashes are almost violet. I went to the doctor, and they find that my rashes are due to my antibiotic intake. Kindly help.



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Is there itching or excessive scratching and rubbing of the lesion? Did you have any similar episodes in the past? Any known drug reaction or fixed drug eruptions? Do you have a fever, viral exanthem, or painful lesions? Do you experience any systemic symptoms? Please reply.

Thank you doctor,

Yes, it is very itchy. This is my first time to react like this to antibiotics. I went to a dentist for an operation, and he gave me Mefenamic acid 500 mg, Amoxicillin 500 mg, and Povidone iodine gargle. I noted the onset of rashes starting at my face and spreading to my back within two days. I have a fever after that. Due to the progression of rashes with worsening appearance, I went to an MD and consult. He gave me Loratadine, Levocetirizine, Montelukast, and Prednisone



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It is acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis due to drug reaction (eruptions).

Apply Fucidin cream twice daily for seven days, and Lactocalamine or Dermocalm lotion thrice daily for 15 days.

Take tablet Atarax (Hydroxyzine Hydrochloridde) 10 mg thrice daily for seven days. Avoid or stop the drugs which caused the eruption.

Which antibiotics are you allergic to? Do you have any previous episodes or any history of atopy or allergies? Is there any improvement from the previous treatment?

Thank you doctor,

The doctor's initial assessment is that I might be allergic to Amoxicillin. This is not my first time to take Amoxicillin, but this is my first time to have this kind of rashes reaction. I am getting sensitive while getting older. (example. Using a latex glove can easily irritate my skin, and a henna tattoo can also give me rashes).

My doctor instructed me to stop taking other medicines except for Loratadine and Betamethasone. The doctor whom I consult today prescribe me Hydrocortisone Eczacort cream and Mometasone Furoate.



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Continue Loratadine, Betamethasone, and complete the course. Eczacort cream and Dermocalm lotion can also be helpful.

Take tablet Atarax (Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride) 10 mg thrice daily for seven days, if no response to the previous treatment.

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