I am an Indian 40-year old woman living in South Africa. Has 3 children. I started getting red rashes on my lower limbs 4 years back. Tried all kinds of medication. No pain, no itchiness. But slight increase of rash towards the feet. I got black patches near these red rashes after taking chloroquine. Blood count etc normal.
Treatment of leucoytoclastic vasculitis depends on the etiology or cause of the allergic reaction. If you have chronic vasculitis which only involves the skin then treatment with medications such as steroids may not be necessary. But Dapsone is an antiinfective agent. It has antibacterial properties. If there are signs of this rash being infected then you may well need the Dapsone. I am assuming you were prescribed the pill and not the cream?
While taking the Dapsone, you will want to have regular blood work done to check for liver function. For further information on dapsone go to:
- Dapsone Information for Consumers
- Dapsone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Dapsone (detailed)
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