Is stevens-johnson syndrome a side effect of ibuprofen?

Uncertain (too rare) Stevens johnson syndrome (toxic epidermal necrolysis) is a severe, sometimes fatal, allergic reaction. It occurs in about 2-4 people per 1 million people each year. About half of the cases have no known cause, more than a fourth of the cases are felt to be due to infections by viruses, mycoplasma, bacteria, etc... The remaining 20% or so of cases are believed related to a variety of medications.
Yes. Stevens-johnson's syndrome has been reported after use if ibuprofen. It is very rare however.

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Can stevens-johnson syndrome be a side effect of ibuprophen or Advil (ibuprofen) / motrin?

Yes. There are reports of childrens Motrin being assocociated with steven johnson syndrome. See http://www. Skinassn. Org/ for more information.

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.

If I take Ibuprofen and don't get Steven-Johnson syndrome, does that mean I'll get it while on Bactrim?

MUST you get SJS???? SJS is rare. Sometimes it is a reaction to a med. No, if you do not get it from 1 med., you are not likely to get it from any other med. Because it is rare. That means most Drs have never seen it. WHY are you obsessed about it?

Does stevens johnson syndrome spread from one person to another?

No, not contagious. Stevens johnson syndrome (sjs, em major) is a rare and sometimes fatal allergic reaction but is not contagious. A person can have fever, malaise (general discomfort), skin itching, joint aches, and a fairly rapid appearance of reddened spots or patches. 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.

Can MRSA change into stevens johnson syndrome?

NO. Mrsa is caused by methcillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that can cause serious infections and is resistant to a number of antibiotics. Stevens-johnson syndrome (sjs) is completely different. Sjs refers to a very serious, life-threatening allergic reaction to a drug (such as an antibiotic) that can lead to the sloughing off of the superficial layer of skin and mucous membranes.
Not usually. Mrsa is a bacterial infection; steven johnson is an idiopathic skin-sloughing disorder, thought to be autoimmune. Sjs can sometimes be part of the sequelae from infection (usually viral), but it more likely is the result of a drug reaction (such as the Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) commonly used to treat mrsa).

Is it safe to kiss someone with stevens-johnson syndrome?

Yes, unless. . . Stevens johnson syndrome is a severe, sometimes fatal, allergic reaction. It is not contagious. About half of the cases have no identifiable cause. Of the cases with a known cause, more than half of them are due to medications. Some cases are due to herpes simplex, mycoplasma, or other infectious germs. It should be safe to kiss an sjs patient unless either person has a cold sore on the lips.
Yes. It is not contagious but sjs tends to affect the lips and mucus membranes so it might be painful to the patient with sjs.

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.