How is SJS treated?
If you are diagnosed with SJS, the doctor will first need to identify the cause of the disorder, as this will determine the treatment and steps required. If the disease has occurred as a reaction to medication, you will need to stop taking the drug with immediate effect. You may be treated in the burns unit at the hospital depending on the severity of the symptoms. It is important that anyone with this type of disease is treated in the cleanest environment, as this is a disease that leaves both adults and children open to secondary infections. If you have already contracted an infection on top of the SJS, the doctor may also need to administer antibiotics. The treatment for a patient with SJS can vary depending on the health of the person and the severity of the disease. You may need fluid replacement and topical steroids, and the doctor may also have to administer oral and eye exams and treatments.