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Dr. Emily Altman
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Stevens Johnson Syndrome (Overview)

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 who specializes in burns.


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What's stevens johnson syndrome?

What's stevens johnson syndrome?

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 more

Dr. Emily Altman
107 Doctors shared insights

Stevens Johnson Syndrome (Overview)

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 who specializes in burns.


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Can flowers affect the symptoms of stevens johnson syndrome?

Can flowers affect the symptoms of stevens johnson syndrome?

No: No; there is no data confirming any relationship between the two. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

Eliminate low-fat, high-carb foods from your diet
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Monitor your weight and review your diet daily
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Blend exercises that make sense into your daily routine
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Is there a test for stevens-johnson syndrome?

Is there a test for stevens-johnson syndrome?

No: Stevens-johnson syndrome or erytema muliforme is a dermatological reaction, usually allergic to something. ...Read more

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Living with Down Syndrome (Checklist)

Enroll in an early intervention program
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Get help from local and national support groups
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Consider getting help from mental health professionals
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What are the tests for stevens johnson syndrome?

BIopsy confirms: Stevens-johnson is such a severe and obvious disease of the skin, and often eyes and mucosal surfaces, that treatment (including support, and stopping any medication that might have triggered it) will not wait on lab testing. Biopsy may be used for confirmation. ...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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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
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See your primary care physician or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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Can taking Advil (ibuprofen) cause stevens-johnson syndrome?

Can taking Advil (ibuprofen) cause stevens-johnson syndrome?

Yes: Nsaids and antibiotics and anti-seizure medications are the most common causes of sjs. ...Read more

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Can stevens johnson syndrome be treated?

SJS: Absolutely. Sjs is best treated in a burn unit by trained professionals. It is all patient dependent since there are differing views on the use of corticosteroids.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001854/. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check your cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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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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Can stevens johnson syndrome be cured?

Yes, sometimes: Depending on a number of factors, stevens johnson syndrome can be treated once the offending agent can be removed from the body and the immune system can be quelled and the patient protected from infection, dehydration, and multi-organ failure. ...Read more

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Wear a wrist brace at night
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Take pain medications as directed
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Use proper posture when performing tasks
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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 don't get rid of it but it has to be treated by doctors in the hospital. ...Read more

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I have a dry eyes due to stevens johnson syndrome (drug-allergic).Is there a chance this will lead to permanent vision loss?

I have a dry eyes due to stevens johnson syndrome (drug-allergic).Is there a chance this will lead to permanent vision loss?

Yes: Steven johnson syndrome is a medical emergency. It requires urgent, aggressive treatment to save eyes and life. ...Read more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
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Practice stress management and mindfulness
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Do not be afraid to ask for feedback
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On diltiazem for 9 months- heart palps & chest pain resolved. Paranoid about Stevens-Johnson syndrome so stopped tablets, no SJS symptoms. Could I get?

On diltiazem for 9 months- heart palps & chest pain resolved. Paranoid about Stevens-Johnson syndrome so stopped tablets, no SJS symptoms. Could I get?

Clarify question: Would love to help, but unfortunately, because of the limited number of characters allowed in your question, I'm uncertain what your question is. Please clarify if you're asking about getting Stevens-Johnson syndrome, after stopping the medication, or the heart palpitations? You may want to mention how long you took the diltiazem, the dose, and how long you've been off. ...Read more

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My boyfriend had stevens johnson syndrome when he was 12 he is now 20. It was due to allrgic reaction if he gets it again will he die?

My boyfriend had stevens johnson syndrome when he was 12 he is now 20. It was due to allrgic reaction if he gets it again will he die?

Steven Jhonson syndr: If one gets exposed to the same agent, medicine, vaccine, dye or what ever was the offending agent which caused the prior stevens johnson's syndrome then a subsequent exposure can be severe, dangerous and fatal and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS) (Checklist)

Don't overdo it when you have more energy than usual
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Try slow and steady movement like qigong, tai chi, or yoga
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Consider natural medical alternatives such as dipsacus
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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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I've got dry eyes due to stevens johnson syndrome (drug-allergic).Will this dryness leads to blindness?

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 more

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What's stevens johnson syndrome?

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 more

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What is stevens-johnson syndrome?

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

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Can stevens johnson syndrome be cured?

Yes, sometimes: Depending on a number of factors, stevens johnson syndrome can be treated once the offending agent can be removed from the body and the immune system can be quelled and the patient protected from infection, dehydration, and multi-organ failure. ...Read more

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Can you die of stevens-johnson syndrome?

Can you die of stevens-johnson syndrome?

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 more

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Can stevens johnson syndrome be treated?

SJS: Absolutely. Sjs is best treated in a burn unit by trained professionals. It is all patient dependent since there are differing views on the use of corticosteroids.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001854/. ...Read more

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Can you die from stevens johnson syndrome?

Yes: Stevens johnson is a very serious immune reaction manifest as skin and mucosal damage and sloughing. It looks similar to and has effects like a burn. Untreated one can die of dehydration and infection. ...Read more

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What are the tests for stevens johnson syndrome?

BIopsy confirms: Stevens-johnson is such a severe and obvious disease of the skin, and often eyes and mucosal surfaces, that treatment (including support, and stopping any medication that might have triggered it) will not wait on lab testing. Biopsy may be used for confirmation. ...Read more