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?

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Published At October 22, 2013
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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

Hi,

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

Dermatology

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