Mar 30, 2010
I have been taking atripla for about 3 weeks now and yesterday broke out in a very severe rash, covering my entire body...My doc took me off the meds today and told me for 2 weeks to just take a steroid, is it a good idea and how long does this rash last
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for your post.
In the short term, the steroid is fine to take and might decrease the severity and duration of things. In severe cases like yours, it could take upwards of a week for things to get back to normal.
I hope this helps, and that the rash resolves quickly.
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