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Medicine For Stevens Johnson Syndrome
I had stevens johnson syndrome and accidentally took similar medicine that caused it before. It's been two days. Will i get it again?
I have a dry eyes due to stevens johnson syndrome(drug-allergic).Is there a chance this will lead to permanent vision loss?
I've got dry eyes due to stevens johnson syndrome(drug-allergic).Will this dryness leads to blindness?
Not likely: Stevens-johnson syndrome targets the anterior surface ; mucous membrane of the eye which can result in severe dryness. This can be treated with artificial tears. Sjs can also damage the cornea ; corneal stem cells resulting in scarring of the cornea. It is the corneal changes that may decrease the vision. You should follow closely with your eye doctor for management to prevent vision loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypochondriac with rash from clindamycin dr said it's a drug rash but I didn't mention a sore in mouth below molar scared of Stevens-Johnson syndrome?
Hypochondriasis...: ...takes a lot of our time. Hi. I sympathize, and I'm not blaming, but hypochondriasis hurts everyone, but most of all, the hypochondriac. A sore in your mouth IS NOT S-J SYNDROME! ...Read more
Severe reaction: Stevens johnson syndrome (sjs) is a severe immune reaction, usually to a medication. It can present with rash that leads to sloughing (peeling off) of the skin and mucous membranes (e.g., inside the mouth or vagina). It can also cause fever and damage to internal organs. Urgent treatment by qualified medical professionals is extremely important. See your doctor if you have further questions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See details: This is a very rare but very serious and even life threatening disorder of the skin and mucous membranes. It is usually a reaction to a medication or an infection. It usually begins with flu-like symptoms followed by a painful rash in which the top layer of the skin dies and sheds. It is an extreme emergency and requires immediate hospitalization. ...Read more
Yes, SJS is serious: Stevens johnson syndrome (eryth. Multi. Major, ten) is a rare but sometimes fatal allergic reaction. A person can have fever, malaise (general discomfort), skin itching, joint aches, and a fairly rapid appearance of reddened spots or patches all over. The rash can have "target" or "bulls-eye" spots, and even blisters. Eye irritation can occur, as well as sores on eyelids, lips, and in the mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1/4: The overall mortality rate is 25%.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Life threatening: This is a life threatening condition often requiring ICU level of care. Depending on how early in the disease, treatment was started, the recovery period may vary. ...Read more
Probably sulfa drug: Probably a sufa drug.Get a more detailed answer ›
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