Klavox and i only had rash looks like burned skinOct 5, 2014
Dr. Zakia Dimassi Pediatrics
The particular type of reaction you had is known as Exfoliative dermatitis, a widespread redness and scaling of the skin. Signs and symptoms include pruritus (itchiness) , malaise, and chills. Diffuse erythema (redness) initially occurs in patches but spreads and affects all or nearly all of the body. Extensive epidermal sloughing (where the skin looks and feels like it's burbed) occurs.
Diagnosis is by history and examination.
Treatment is based on:
- Supportive care (eg, rehydration)
-Topical care (eg, emollients, colloidal oatmeal baths)
- Corticosteroids: usually topical creams for limited disease, and systemic for severe disease.
Prognosis depends on the cause. Cases related to drug reactions have the shortest duration, lasting 2 to 6 wk after the drug is withdrawn.