Most people with erythema multiforme will just have a rash,but other symptoms can alsosometimesoccur.
The rash comes on suddenly and develops over a few days. It tends to start on the handsor feet, before spreading to the limbs, upper body and face.
In more severe cases, the patches may join together to formlarge, red areas that may be raw and painful.
Additional symptoms of erythema multiforme can include:
These symptoms are more common inerythema multiforme major ora similar condition called Stevens-Johnson syndrome .
Find out about erythema multiforme, a skin reaction that usually causes a rash for a few weeks.
Most people with erythema multiforme will just have a rash,but other symptoms can alsosometimesoccur. Rash The rash comes on suddenly and develops over a few days. It tends to start on the handsor f
See your GP as soon as possible if you think you or your child may haveerythema multiforme. Your GP may be able to diagnoseit just by looking at the rash, but they can refer you to askin specialist (
The cause oferythema multiforme is often unclear, but some cases are the result of a reactionto an infection or medication. The condition can't be passed from person to person. Infections Most case
Treatment aims to tackle the underlying cause of the condition, relieve your symptoms and stop yourskin becoming infected. Your doctor may recommend: stopping any medication that may be triggeringy
Most people with erythema multiforme make a full recovery within a few weeks. There aren't usually any further problems and the skin normally heals without scarring . But there is a risk the conditio