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Dr. Taylor is a Japanese-African American physician who grew up and was educated in the United States but spent a considerable amount of time in Japan as a college student, working professional and now father of three. After graduating from Brown, he worked in finance first before attending medical school at Penn. He then completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control before going on to specialize in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was also a chief resident. After a faculty position at Stanford, he moved with his family to Japan where he continues to see families on a military base outside of Tokyo, teach Japanese residents and serve remotely as a medical director for Roots Community Health Center. He also enjoys editing and writing podcast summaries for Hippo Education.

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Yuta Sasaoka, MD (Pediatrics)

Dr. Sasaoka graduated from the Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine. After working in the Department of Pediatrics at Hakodate Municipal Hospital, the Emergency Center at Hakodate Municipal Hospital, and the Department of Emergency Medicine at Tokyo Metropolitan Children's General Medical Center, he joined the Sapporo Medical University Advanced Emergency Medical Center in April 2020. Dr. Sasaoka is well versed in pediatric emergency medicine, covering a wide range of pediatrics and emergency medicine. He is also a certified AHA-PALS instructor and focuses on pediatric secondary life support education at the Hokkaido Training Site.

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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is drug rash?

A severe allergic reaction that may result in fevers, a severe rash and organ damage in reaction to medications.

Symptoms of drug rash

  • Skin over the entire body is red

  • Recently started a new medication, from 3 days to 1 month ago

  • Swelling of the face and lip

  • Rashes appeared after taking medicine

  • Skin problem on the chest, tummy or back

  • Recent blood transfusion

  • Taking medication for seizures or epilepsy

  • Possible contact with an allergy trigger

Questions your doctor may ask to check for drug rash

  • Is your whole body red?

  • Have you started a new medication recently?

  • Are your face or lips swollen?

  • Did you develop a rash after taking medication?

  • Are there any skin problems on your stomach, chest, or back?

Treatment for drug rash

The specific treatment depends on the type of reaction. In all cases, the priority is to identify and discontinue the culprit drug. The doctor may prescribe creams to reduce inflammation and oral medications to alleviate itchiness.

Diseases related to Drug Rash

References

  • Edwards IR, Aronson JK. Adverse drug reactions: definitions, diagnosis, and management. Lancet. 2000 Oct 7;356(9237):1255-9. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(00)02799-9. PMID: 11072960.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11072960/

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Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc (Family Medicine, Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Taylor is a Japanese-African American physician who grew up and was educated in the United States but spent a considerable amount of time in Japan as a college student, working professional and now father of three. After graduating from Brown, he worked in finance first before attending medical school at Penn. He then completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control before going on to specialize in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was also a chief resident. After a faculty position at Stanford, he moved with his family to Japan where he continues to see families on a military base outside of Tokyo, teach Japanese residents and serve remotely as a medical director for Roots Community Health Center. He also enjoys editing and writing podcast summaries for Hippo Education.

Yuta Sasaoka, MD

Yuta Sasaoka, MD (Pediatrics)

Dr. Sasaoka graduated from the Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine. After working in the Department of Pediatrics at Hakodate Municipal Hospital, the Emergency Center at Hakodate Municipal Hospital, and the Department of Emergency Medicine at Tokyo Metropolitan Children's General Medical Center, he joined the Sapporo Medical University Advanced Emergency Medical Center in April 2020. Dr. Sasaoka is well versed in pediatric emergency medicine, covering a wide range of pediatrics and emergency medicine. He is also a certified AHA-PALS instructor and focuses on pediatric secondary life support education at the Hokkaido Training Site.

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