OverviewMedications 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.
Review Date 2/27/2018
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, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.