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Drug rashes are the body's reaction to a certain medication.
The type of rash that occurs depends on the type of drug that is causing it.
Rashes can range from mild to severe.
|exfoliative dermatitis||red, scaly skin that may thicken and involve the entire body||
antibiotics that contain sulfa, barbiturates, isoniazid, penicillins, and phenytoin
|fixed drug eruption||a dark red or purple rash that reacts at the same site on the skin||
antibiotics and phenolphthalein (found in certain laxatives)
|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
|purpuric eruptions||purple areas on the skin, often on the legs||
some anticoagulants and diuretics
|Stevens-Johnson syndrome||blisters or a hive-like rash on the lining of the mouth, vagina, or penis||antibiotics that contain sulfa, barbiturates, penicillins, and other antibiotics|