OverviewMedications can cause many different types of skin reactions. This particular appearance is called a "fixed drug eruption". This type of reaction typically happens in the same location when the person uses the same medication again.
Review Date 3/14/2016
Updated by: Stuart I. Henochowicz, MD, FACP, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology, Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, DC. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.