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Fixed drug eruption on the cheek

Fixed drug eruption on the cheek

Overview

Medications can cause many skin reactions. This particular rash, seen here on the cheek, is called a "fixed drug eruption". This type of reaction typically occurs in the same location when the person uses the same medication again.

Update 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.