HomeAnswersOphthalmology (Eye Care)stevens-johnson syndromeI am suffering from Stevens-Johnson syndrome and also, I have running nose, severe eye dryness, redness, and itchy eyes. Kindly help.

How can one with Stevens-Johnson syndrome get rid of running nose, severe eye dryness, and itchy eyes?


The following is an actual conversation between an iCliniq user and a doctor that has been reviewed and published as a Premium Q&A.

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At October 22, 2013
Reviewed AtAugust 25, 2023

Patient's 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.

Answered by Dr. Kalpana Pathak


Welcome to icliniq.com.

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 of dry eyes, itchiness, redness, and running nose point more towards atopic tendency or in simple words allergy. I suggest you take the tablet Cetirizine twice a day to control the running nose and itching in the eyes. Use artificial tear drops like sodium carboxymethylcellulose (Lubrex, Refresh, Lubrifresh, etc.), at least three to four times a day to treat the eye symptoms.

I hope this helps. Do get back if you have any further queries.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Kalpana Pathak
Dr. Kalpana Pathak


Community Banner Mobile
By subscribing, I agree to iCliniq's Terms & Privacy Policy.

Ask your health query to a doctor online

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)

*guaranteed answer within 4 hours

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. iCliniq privacy policy