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- Imidazole antifungals
- Aromatic anticonvulsants
- Sore throat
- Burning eyes
- A red or purple rash that spreads
- Swelling of the face and tongue
- Skin pain
- Blisters on the skin and the skin inside the mouth, nose, and eyes
- Shedding of the skin
- Pain medication to reduce discomfort
- Antihistamines to reduce itching
- Antibiotics to treat an infection caused by bacteria
- Antiviral medications to treat an infection caused by viruses
- Topical steroids to reduce swelling
- IV immunoglobulin (IVIG)
- Applying cool, wet compresses to blisters
- Removing dead skin
- Wound care
Johns Hopkins Medicine http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org
Shriners Hospitals for Children http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org
Canadian Dermatology Association http://www.dermatology.ca
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Johns Hopkins Medicine website. Available at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/wilmer/conditions/stevens-johnson.html. Accessed October 3, 2013.
Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Patient UK website. Available at: http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/stevens-johnson-syndrome. Updated November 2, 2012. Accessed October 3, 2013.
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated November 17, 2011. Accessed October 3, 2013.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 12/2014 -
- Update Date: 12/20/2014 -
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