|Related to meds, but off topic
May 27, 2009
I've been on Atripla now for 5 months. Zero reaction to date, I can even take it w/food. My counts are all in check (including a negative RPR test. So, my question; I now have developed welts over my back and chest. They don't bother me or are itchy. Could they be related to the meds?
| Response from Dr. Young
Hi Scott and thanks for your post.
It would be pretty unusual to develop a new drug reaction 5 months into otherwise unremarkable treatment.
The anatomic distribution of the rash suggests what we'd call a contact dermatitis-- namely something like a new detergent, soap, fabric softener is in contact with your chest and back and causing an irritation or allergy.
I hope this helps, BY
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