Children’s Skin Peeling And Scaly In People With Stevens-Johnson Syndrome?
I want to ask. my child is affected by steven johnson’s syndrome. I have been treated again and returned home.
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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a medical condition that includes an emergency because it can threaten a person's life where the most severe complications cause death. Therefore SJS requires immediate intensive treatment. In SJS there will be serious abnormalities in the skin, and mucosal layers such as the eyeball, in the mouth, rectum, and genitals.
Symptoms of skin that appear on SJS in the form of a red rash all over the body that is widespread, blisters on the skin after which the skin peels off a few days after the blister wound is formed.
Handling done in patients with Stevens-Johnson syndrome needs to be treated intensively in the hospital. The first step is to stop the exposure of the cause, for example if the cause is medicine then the doctor will stop the treatment. After that the doctor will do rescue such as rescue airway if threatened. As well as fluids to prevent dehydration and antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce inflammation and infections that occur. This treatment is carried out intensively in the hospital.
And for skin problems in SJS this requires quite a long time. Recovery can take weeks or even months. But one of the complications that occur in SJS is skin damage that can be permanent. When the skin grows back, the skin will not be able to return to normal. It also causes your hair to fall out, and your fingernails and toenails may not grow normally. And in the recovery phase the skin can experience thickening and peeling.
To help the recovery process, the following steps can be taken as:
Compress the wound with a clean cloth or wet towel to relieve pain in the blisters during the healing process. Removing dead skin and applying petroleum jelly to the blister, but if your doctor has given you advice on how to treat wounds, you should follow your doctor's advice about how to treat wounds on the skin that occurs in your child.
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