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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sjs is 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. Sjs is a complex condition and requires the care of several specialists such as a dermatologist, internist, and sometimes a surgeon ...Read more
Can you still get stevens-johnson syndrome from medications you've tolerated both the first and second time in the past?
If i stopped taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) yesterday is it possible to still get stevens-johnson syndrome?
If I have taken bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) before and was fine, now taking it again, can I still get stevens-johnson syndrome?
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Stevens johnson syndrome can occur at any time from Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and is unpredictable but is very rare. If your doctor thinks Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a good choice for you, take it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had stevens johnson syndrome and accidentally took similar medicine that caused it before. It's been two days. Will i get it again?
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
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
I have recurrent Stevens Johnson Syndrome. I have it now & can't get in touch with my dermatologist and need to see her right away. What can I do?
A doctor recently gave me a possible diagnosis of stevens johnson syndrome. Should i get a second opinion?
SJ syndrome: Stevens johnson is a potential life threatening disease that occurs as a reaction to a medication. If this is what your doctor says, you need to be under very close medical observation. ...Read more
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