Herpes Simplex

Erythema Multiforme

Erythema multiforme is a skin disorder that's considered to be an allergic reaction to medicine or an infection. Symptoms are symmetrical, red, raised skin areas that can appear all over the body. They do seem to be more noticeable on the fingers and toes. Most often, this skin problem is caused by the herpes simplex virus. Other causes are Fungal and bacterial infections, such as mycoplasma pneumoniae.

It's usually mild and goes away in a few weeks.
  • Symptoms
  • Small pockets of fluid beneath the skin

    • On the legs, At arms

    • At neck, At chest, At back, At abdomen, At face

    • Painful

    or Red lesions filled with pus

    • At lower extremity, At upper extremity

    • At neck, At face, Chest, At back


    Skin rash and redness

    • At legs not feet, At upper extremity except hand

    • At face, At back, At chest, At abdomen, At neck


    Mouth ulcers


    Genital sore

    Transient visual loss

    or Flow of tears

    or Intolerance to light

    Itchy skin

    • At lower extremity, At upper extremity

    • At back, At face, At neck, At chest


    • Less than 38°C (100. 4°F), Greater than or equal to 38°C (100.4°F)

    Muscle pain

    or Fatigue

  • Risk factors
  • Contact with a person with herpes simplex

  • Treatment
  • Antihistamines and moisturising cream (emollients) to reduce itching. Steroid cream to reduce redness and swelling (inflammation) painkillers for any pain. Antiviral tablets, if the cause is a viral infection.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Herpes Simplex, then a visit to a dermatologist is highly recommended.

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