Stevens-johnson syndrome

What is Stevens-johnson syndrome?

Stevens–Johnson syndrome, a form of toxic epidermal necrolysis, is a life-threatening skin condition, in which cell death causes the epidermis to separate from the dermis. The syndrome is thought to be a hypersensitivity complex that affects the skin and the mucous membranes. The most well-known causes are certain medications, but it can also be due to infections, or more rarely, cancers.

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Hi Doctor, my name is XXXXXXX I'm a 28 year old male from Chicago. I've recently (5 weeks ago) been put on Lamictal (Lamotrigine) by my...

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Hello XXXXXXX

Thanks for the detailed history and photograph. I was able to view the pictures attached and my opinion is as follows:

Lamotrigine is...

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How can I avoid dry, itchy red lesions from taking Z-pak? Can I avoid them all-together? Got them last time I took it on my face.

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You seem to be developing an allergic reaction due to the intake of oral azithromycin.
Now azithromycin, though a largely...

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Hello I was on Provigil a month ago and now a week on Vyvanse and were getting hives that with benadryl cream would go away! Today was my last day...

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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a rare side effect of the drug Vyvanse. It has been reported voluntarily by individuals post its approval....

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How can I avoid dry, itchy red lesions from taking Z-pak? Can I avoid them all-together? Got them last time I took it on my face.

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Hi Doctor, my name is XXXXXXX I'm a 28 year old male from Chicago. I've recently (5 weeks ago) been put on Lamictal ( Lamotrigine ) by my...

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I AM A DIABETIC PATIENT FOR PAST 4 YEARS & TAKING JANUMET 500 MG TWICE A DAY ,NOW I SUFFER WITH LOOSE MOTION EVEN MANY TIMES WATERY STOOL WITHOUT...

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