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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I'm suffering from D.R.E.S.S.?

If you notice negative symptoms resulting from medication, consult your doctor.  A medical professional can help determine whether you're suffering from D.R.E.S.S.

What do doctors know about D.R.E.S.S.?

Doctors are still learning a lot about D.R.E.S.S., as it is underreported and under-diagnosed. Doctors know D.R.E.S.S. can result from taking any medication and is potentially fatal if not properly treated.

What precautions should I take to avoid D.R.E.S.S.?

Let your doctor know immediately if you begin experiencing strange symptoms from taking medication.

What are some common symptoms?

Some common symptoms include itchiness, skin rashes, fever and inflammation of organs such as liver, lungs and heart.

How common is D.R.E.S.S.?

While the exact numbers are still in dispute, D.R.E.S.S. is estimated to result from between 1 in 1,000 and 1 in 10,000 drug exposures.

How long does recovery take?

There is no universal recovery time. Take as much time as you need to rehabilitate and care for yourself.

What can I do to take care of myself if I have D.R.E.S.S.?

Pay attention to your body, communicate with your doctor and give yourself the recovery time you need.

How should I treat my skin irritation resulting from D.R.E.S.S.?

Pay attention to your symptoms. Antihistamines can be beneficial to relieve some of the itchiness. Keep your skin moisturized with a neutral, unscented moisturizing agent.

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