Re: Lamictal Rash breakout
Thanks all for responding. I did get a hold of the nuerologist yesterday and she wanted to see him immediately. Apparently the risk is greater in children than in adults and when it happens it is very serious and life threatening. Thankfully she wanted to see him immediately and we went right in. She explained to me that when the rash breaks out, as bad as it looks there are specific things to look for. Those things are any breakout of sores in the mouth or very dry lips no matter how much fluid you have. Extreme redness in the eyes and itchy eyes or any sign of conjunctivitis in the eyes. If your skin starts to peel at all or open and bleed those are serious signs as well. If those things happen with the rash then you end up as an inpatient to treat it.
The only thing they do is give you Benadryl for the itch and just wait and watch. It can take up to seven days for the rash to disappear but you look for it to start to disappear each day. He is starting to improve and he sees the doctor every day for the next week so they can keep an eye on his symptoms.
Now we wait for his system to get rid of the Lamictal and go on the new med roller coaster again. The doctor was sorry to see the rash as the Lamictal has been a good medicine for the majority of the population. I being 1 in a 1,000 isn't such a good thing sometimes.
We are on the mend and I appreciate all the responses.
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