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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Stevens Johnson Syndrome

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What's the best treatment to get rid of stevens johnson syndrome?

What's the best treatment to get rid of stevens johnson syndrome?

Steven Johnson Syndr: Steven johnson syndrome is a serious condition and it involves skin and mucous membranes and other systems may get involved.It needs to be treated in an intensive care unit with large doses of steroids and IV fluids and other supportive measures and inspite of the treatment it can be fatal.So to answer your question you dont get rid of it but it has to be treated by doctors in the hospital. ...Read more

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Stevens Johnson Syndrome (Definition)

A severe type of allergic reaction to certain medications. The skin and mucus membranes such as the mouth can be effected. This is a life threatening condition that is treated in the hospital sometimes requiring care in a burn unit. A complex condition, SJS requires the care of several specialists such as a dermatologist, internist, and sometimes a surgeon ...Read more


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Is there a treatment for stevens johnson syndrome?

Controversial: The only known treatment for sjs is to avoid the offending agent (usually a medicine). Other treatments are controversial and include steroids and ivig. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for stevens-johnson syndrome?

What is the treatment for stevens-johnson syndrome?

Intravenous fluids: Treatment is similar to the treatment of severe burns. Intravenous fluids, stopping any a causative drugs, symptomatic relief of pain, and treatment of any causative infections. Immune gamma globulin therapy is reported to help but the use of cortisone is controversial. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for stevens johnson syndrome?

Get to a burn center: 1. Stop the offending agent 2. Resuscitate and supportive mgmt 3. Infection control - restrict visitors 4. Transfer immediately to a burn center for further management. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for stevens- johnson syndrome in a child?

What are the treatment options for stevens- johnson syndrome in a child?

Stop medications: Stop medications, as often causative, intensive care treatment, protection from infectious agents. Then, very specialized care and workup for underlying causes. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for stevens johnson syndrome?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for stevens johnson syndrome?

Stevens Johnson synd: Erythema multiforme is a type of hypsersensitivity reaction that occurs in response to medications, infections, or illness. Medications include: barbiturates, penicillins, phenytoin, sulfonamides. Infections include: herpes simplex, mycoplasma. Treatment of severe symptoms may include: antibiotics to control any skin infections; corticosteroids to control inflammation; sometimes IV immunoglobulin. ...Read more

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Is there any efficient treatment for stevens-johnson syndrome hyperpigmentation? It's been a year since my daughter had sjs, but now she has hyperpigmentation all over her body. Is there any specific type of cream or laser treatment that would help?

Skin peeling: Steven johnson syndrome may cause skin peeling mimicking a 3rd degree burn. As the result , hyperpigmentation may follow . There are bleaching cream for this condition but it would not be safe or practical to apply over the entire body. I suspect that this condition would fade with time but consult a dermatologist if it does not improve in a few months. This is truly a frightening reaction. ...Read more

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Is Tamiflu (oseltamivir) safe for preventative treatment in a 3 y/o with asthma who was exposed to the flu? Concerned about side effects (Stevens Johnson Syndrome)

Is Tamiflu (oseltamivir) safe for preventative treatment in a 3 y/o with asthma who was exposed to the flu?  Concerned about side effects (Stevens Johnson Syndrome)

Tamiflu (oseltamivir): This is a rare complication as most are... If he has normal liver and kidney function then Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is safer for him than getting the flu. If he is able make sure he gets immunized for flu. ...Read more

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What's the death rate of stevens johnson syndrome here in the u.S.?

What's the death rate of stevens johnson syndrome here in the u.S.?

Depends on BSA: The death rate from steven's johnson syndrome (sjs) is dependent on the extent of skin sloughing. When body surface area (bsa) sloughing is less than 10%, the mortality rate is approximately 1-5%. However, with more extensive  sloughing (30% bsa)  the death rate is 25-35%, or higher. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get stevens johnson syndrome twice?

Is it possible to get stevens johnson syndrome twice?

Yes, unfortunately: Patients with stevens johnson syndrome can recover and later, even years later, get it again. If the first sjs episode was caused by a known medication, the patient must avoid that medication and similar, related drugs. Some patients may have a genetic pre-disposition (inborn likelihood) to get sjs, which increases their chances of getting it a second time. ...Read more

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Can IV glutathione cause of stevens-johnson syndrome?

No: Not to my knowledge. The most common drugs associated with stevens-johnson are sulfonamides. There are numerous other drugs that are associated with it, but not glutathione. ...Read more

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Can you have a baby if you have stevens johnson syndrome before?

Should be fine: Satisfactory recovery from an episode of sjs should not automatically eliminate childbearing potential. The syndrome is variable in its intensity and may have affected the sensitive areas involved, reducing fertility, but for many it will not.A meeting with your doc to go over the issue may provide more specific answers to your individual case. ...Read more

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Can prilosec cause stevens-johnson syndrome?

Can prilosec cause stevens-johnson syndrome?

Probably: Nearly any drug can cause Stevens Johnson although the mechanism remains unclear. However certain drugs (sulfa for example) are more likely to cause it than others. I suspect that the probability of Prilosec causing it is low but not impossible. ...Read more

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Is stevens-johnson syndrome be a side effect of ibuprophen?

Maybe: There apparently have been cases of sjs in people taking ibuprofen. It is very rare if it does occur. ...Read more

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Does stevens johnson syndrome start after tonsil surgery?

There is no: Direct relationship. Stephen johnson syndrome is a severe, life threatening immune reaction that is the body's response to exposure to a foreign substance. ...Read more

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Is there an incubation period for stevens-johnson syndrome?

Is there an incubation period for stevens-johnson syndrome?

No: Incubation period refers to the duration after which a person is transmitted a pathogen (i.e. Virus or bacteria) until the infection is apparent. Stevens-johnson syndrome (sjs) is not an infection and therefore there is no incubation period. Very rarely sjs can result from an individuals 'reaction' to an infection. More often sjs may result from antibiotics used to treat infections. ...Read more

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Out of curiosity, has aspirin been linked to Stevens-Johnson syndrome?

Rarely,but yes: Nearly all of the non-selective NSAIDS have been implicated in Stevens-Johnson syndrome. They are cyclooxygenase inhibitors. But these reactions are very uncommon. 80% of this syndrome is caused by drugs and consists of a red to purple skin eruption progressing to bullae and necrosis of skin and sometimes mucous membrane. Treatment is with corticosteroids but long term use can aggravate. ...Read more