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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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Dr. Emily Altman
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Stevens Johnson Syndrome (Definition)

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


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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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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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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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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