... and neck. When I wash my face feels like I just washed a sunburn. Is this normal, and is it OK?
I realize that this answer is very, very late ... but may help someone. And I certainly hope your condition is better now.
It appears that Lamisil can cause some pretty severe skin reactions, so I am certain that Lamisil did cause the effect for you.
Dermatologic side effects of Lamisil:
An 81-year-old male who had been treated with topical antifungal agents for tinea pedis started oral terbinafine 125 mg daily as the lesions did not respond to topical therapy. He was not taking any other medications and had no history of skin disease. No other skin lesions were observed at that time. Two weeks later, he developed erythematous and pustular lesions on his fingers and toes, and an erythematous macular eruption on the limbs. Oral terbinafine therapy was discontinued, but the eruptions continued to worsen. Histopathology of a punch biopsy from his toe showed intraepidermal sterile pustules containing neutrophils, so-called Kogoj's spongiform pustules. He was then diagnosed with having acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau and was treated with corticosteroids therapy.
A 68-year-old male experienced acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis coincident with terbinafine therapy. He presented with a symmetrical maculopapular eruption on both lower anterior legs. Within two days, the rash generalized with facial involvement. He developed the rash 20 days after initiating oral terbinafine for onychomycosis. After withdrawal of terbinafine, the exanthema abated within 10 days under topical therapy with corticosteroids.
Dermatologic side effects have included rash (5.6%), pruritus (2.8%), urticaria (1.1%), and eczema. Reversible alopecia areata of the scalp and pustular psoriasis have been rarely reported. Erythema multiforme and at least one case of acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau have been reported. Serious skin reactions (e.g., Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis), psoriasiform eruptions or exacerbation of psoriasis, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, hair loss, and precipitation and exacerbation of cutaneous and systemic lupus erythematosus have been reported during postmarketing experience.
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