Should activity be restricted in the treatment of fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?

Updated: Oct 09, 2020
  • Author: David F Butler, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Generally, no limits on activities are imposed. Multiple studies have sited male genital lesions occurring following intercourse with female partners taking trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. [66] Therefore, patients may consider avoiding sexual activity while a partner is taking a medication that has resulted in a prior fixed drug eruption. If open lesions are present, general wound care precautions are recommended.


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