Terbinafine - severe skin rash reaction

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I started taking Terbinafine 3+ weeks ago for a toe nail fungus.  I woke up one day to a bizarre rash over my torso.  Went to the doctor and no one could figure out what it was.  Over a couple days it got extremely bad, spread over my body.  I've stopped taking the drug, am on a z pack of Prednisone and covered in Sarna lotion.  Went to the dermatologist today who confirmed it's a reaction to Terbinafine.  The symptoms are like measles, with no fever, but it's a burning tingling itch.  Doctor says it will take several weeks to subside.  I now have learned this is not uncommon, but not considered a serious reaction.  I'm surprised - it's worse than any severe poison ivy I've ever had (and I'm allergic to poison Ivy).   Anyone had this?

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    I am also on Terbinafine and started with raised itchy rashes on my feet for which I am using Dactacort. After three weeks more rashes are appearing so thank you for the thought they may not be fungal but an allergic reaction.
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    I have a touch of Athletes foot and bought some of this ointment from a local pharmacy. I have been using it for a week and my symptoms haven't subsided. It is worse if anything. I will stop using the cream and see if it subsides. I hope you are OK now.

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    i started terbinafine about a month ago and on my 25th day on it i started breaking out in hive 😕 this is my 4th day off the medicine and im still Experiencing hives. How long did this allergic reaction last for yall?

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    Sarah I had to research the side effects took me like 4 hours just to find out that a rash is like 1% chance. it was bad for me. I'm really concerned how it truly effected my liver. now I have no insurance so I can't find out.. I hope you are ok now. I have permanent scars and white dots all over my body.

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    Ive been taking terbinafine for 2 1/2 weeks now and this morning awoke and the first thing I noticed were my knees were incredibly itchy. no rash on them. But my wife noticed a rash on my left eyelid. my hands swelled a little and had an exzema like look to them cracked red and were also itchy. Then my wife noticed a rash on my hip which after looking I found the same size red and raised rash on the other side of my waist. I visited my doctors where the nurse took my blood but I later recieved a phone call telling me they werent going to process the blood but that I should stop taking the medication.

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