Eplusa treatment. He was suppose to be on 12 weeks. 3 bottles. The pharmacy slipped in another bottle. Probably because hes on mass health and its 1000 a pill. I gave him a little more than half of the fourth until I contacted the doctor who said don't give him anymore. He was only supposed to do 12 weeks. I've included a picture of the rash on his back. He has these blisters that form get fluid under them then burst eventually. They gave him an appointment in Sept, just today to see a dermatologist. Good God. Sept! This needs attention now.
It certainly could be a drug reaction rash for which the mainstay of treatment is stopping the drugs.
Once these sort of blisters have formed there is nothing we can do to make them go away. They will eventually pop, but for preference should not be popped - the dead skin layer over the top of the fluid protects the sensitive layer below.
We do occasionally use steroids like Prednisolone 50mg daily for 3 days to get things to settle down.
Anyway, this should be treated like a partial thickness burn.
You can use an antiseptic cream, but only for 24 hours. All antiseptics delay healing.
All we really need to do is keep it clean AND not get it infected - it should heal rapidly with no scarring.
In a hospital environment, we would put a dry alginate dressing over the area and cover it with Hyperfix. This would be kept intact for about 3 days before looking at it again and redressing.
The low-tech approach would be clean well fitting cotton T-shirts changed every 24 hours . These would be likely to stick a bit but taking them off in the shower, not touching the area and letting it air dry before covering with a freshly laundered clean T shirt would do a reasonable job (in a pinch)
I put this over it this morning but I didn't put anything. I got confused with the antiseptic/antibiotic difference so maybe I should remove the suresite transparent dressing apply some bacitracin and reapply another suresite transparent dressing over it ?