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Stevens-johnson Syndrome

Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is an uncommon, severe skin and mucous membrane disease. It is generally due to a drug response that begins with flu-like symptoms and progresses to a painful rash that spreads and blisters. After a few days, the layers on the top of the affected skin die, shed, and begin to regenerate.

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My child developed an Amoxicillin rash. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Two months ago, it all started with a cold bug; after a week, she mentioned her ears bugging her, and we noticed a slight difficulty in hearing. Suspected ear infection after three weeks, but the pediatrician advised that we may not be able to link it, and urgent care dismissed it, saying...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per the information provided, she developed an ear infection and recovered with Amoxycillin, but developed some skin rash and cough and also got fever in between. Is the rash itchy? Are these rashes raised above the skin? Is she has any swelling on the side of the n...  Read Full »

I am suffering from Stevens-Johnson syndrome and also, I have running nose, severe eye dryness, redness, and itchy eyes. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from Stevens-Johnson syndrome and also, I have severe eye dryness, redness, and itching in my eyes. I also have a running nose. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your health care consultation. Firstly, it needs to be confirmed whether you are having Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) or not. SJ syndrome is a severe drug reaction involving the eyes, mucosa, skin, etc. Your symptoms o...  Read Full »

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