Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Stevens-Johnson syndrome is medically defined as a serious, sometimes fatal inflammatory disease. The condition causes the mucous membranes to react severely to medication or infection.

Symptoms of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome are similar to symptoms of the flu and include cough, fever, and headache. Symptoms can escalate into a painful rash that spreads and blisters. This causes the affected skin to die and shed. The disease leaves the skin looking burned.

Causes

Drug reactions are thought to be the primary cause of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Specific types of drugs that seem to be linked to the condition are:

  • NSAIDS (non- steroid anti- inflammatory drugs)
  • Allopurinol
  • Phenytoin
  • Carbamazepine
  • Barbiturates
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Sulfa antibiotics

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome can affect any age group, but the disease is most prevalent in older people because of their heavy dependence on certain prescription drugs.

Immune reactions can be triggered by medications, genetic factors and infection. Certain infections including mumps, influenza, and herpes simplex virus are possible precursors to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.

Healing Naturally

The first step in healing naturally from Stevens- Johnson Syndrome is to detoxify the body. Eliminating toxic substances from your body will automatically improve your overall health. If possible, eliminate medications from your body that could trigger the condition.

Switch to a healthy, raw foods based diet. Remove refined and processed foods from your diet and add more fruits, vegetables and water.

Water is an essential part of any healthy diet. Our bodies cannot function properly if they are not given adequate amounts of water. We recommend drinking half a gallon to a gallon per day, depending on your body weight. If you can find alkaline water, drink this water. The best waters are alkaline pH, negative charged, micro clustered or structured, and ionic. They help to reduce acidity in the body and return us to a more alkaline state.

There are many purifying and blood cleansing herbs that may help to alleviate conditions like Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Try adding some of the following herbs to your diet.

  • Oregon Grape
  • Pau D’ Arco
  • Echinacea Root
  • Manjistha
  • Goldenseal Root
  • Burdock Root
  • Dandelion Root
  • Ilex
  • Yellow Dock Root
  • Mullein Leaf
  • Eucalyptus
  • Fenugreek Seed
  • Boneset
  • Elecampane
  • Coltsfoot
  • Lobelia

Remember that health starts on the inside. These natural solutions paired with a healthy overall lifestyle will keep your body functioning the way it should.

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    Q: My son was diagnosed with Stevens Johnson Syndrome. Jan. 2007, 10-day hospital stay,. Jan 2008, 8-day stay. This is terrible, more like biological experiment results put in place a long time ago. I’ve been thinking, and feeling, he needed to be detoxified. I am not knowledgeable on these toxic, viral, bacteria, fungus, whatever this thing is. I just don't understand it. The doctors don’t either. Where does it come from? When did it come? My Son is 16 years, trying to finish school. I will continue praying and seeking answers. I know I want to help him to be, and stay safe from the diseases, syndromes, pharmaceutical medications, misinformation, streets, and bad association. Thank You

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    "Stevens-Johnson Syndrome" Stevens-Johnson Disease takes its name from two doctors, Albert M. Stevens, American pediatrician, b. 1884; and F.C. Johnson, an American physician, b. 1894. What is Stevens-Johnson syndrome? Stevens-Johnson syndrome is medically defined as: “A serious, sometimes fatal inflammatory disease affecting children and young adults. It is characterized by the acute onset of fever, bullae on the skin, and ulcers on the mucous membranes of the lips, eyes, mouth, nasal passage, and genitalia. Pneumonia, pain in the joints, and prostration are common. A complication may be perforation of the cornea. The syndrome may be an allergic reaction to certain drugs, or it may follow pregnancy, herpes virus I, or other infection. See also erythema multiforme.†– Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 3rd ed., p. 1117 Okay, now to break things down in layman’s term for purposes of clear and simple understanding. So-called Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a medical term applied to a case of toxicity whereby the blood and lymph fluids are greatly polluted and toxic and whereby there is a large presence of MUCUS in the body (specifically the mucous membranes, the internal skin), which causes INFLAMMATION! When the skin is inflamed, mucus (thick, yellowish colored mucus) is usually the culprit. There are two kinds of mucus: bad mucus which is yellow-greenish in color, thick, stubborn and very sticky; and, good mucus, “a viscous, slippery secretion of the mucous membranes and glands, containing mucin, white blood cells, water, inorganic salts, and exfoliated cells.†– Mosby’s supra, p. 774 All skin conditions are blood disorders. The skin always manifests the condition of the blood. External skin problems also denote internal skin problems and what is the external skin? Answer: The mucous membranes! Mucous membrane is medically defined as: “any of four major kinds of thin sheets of tissue that cover or line various parts of the body. Mucous membranes line cavities or canals of the body that open to the outside, such as the lining of the mouth, the digestive tube, the respiratory passages, and the genitourinary tract. It consists of a surface of epithelial tissue covering a deeper later of connective tissue and protects the underlying structure, secretes mucus, and absorbs water, salts and other solutes. Compare serous membrane, skin, synovial membrane.†– Mosby’s supra, p. 774 Now, WHOOMP, There it is! Clearly, Stevens-Johnson syndrome is an adverse condition of the mucous membranes whereby the mucous membranes are inflamed (mucositis) due to an over-acidic condition (or acidosis). Now, in the definition of mucous membranes supra, it states the mucous membranes covers certain parts of the body and line cavities or canals of the body that open to the outside, i.e. mouth, digestive tube, respiratory passage, and genitourinary tract. Now in the definition of the syndrome itself supra, where does the syndrome manifest? Did not the definition (of Stevens-Johnson syndrome) say: “…. skin, … mucous membranes of the lips, eyes, mouth, nasal passage, and genitalia?†Yes it did! Are not these body parts, cavities or canals of the body that open to the outside of the body? Yes they are! Well, there you have it! Clearly Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a big medical word (though not that big and/or complex) describing something so basic as a mucus congestion leading to skin inflammation of certain cavities and canals of the body that lead to the outside, i.e. MOUTH (which includes the lips), EYES (which includes the cornea), NASAL PASSAGE (which links to the nose), and GENITALIA. Causes of Stevens-Johnson syndrome Because this syndrome (disease) involves mucus that tie into (or stems from) acidity, we know that the physical manifestation of this disease stems from poor and/or insalubrious diet, one high in acid-forming and mucopurulent so-called foods and beverages, i.e. meat (slaughtered animal flesh), dairy products (cow snot and pus); refined grains (i.e. white bread, white rice, white flour, pastries like cakes, cookies, donuts, etc.) and starches and a host of other so-called foods, as well as soda pop, milk, beer, wine, coffee, cocoa, etc. The greatest culprit of the physical manifestation of this disease is MUCUS from acid-forming foods (DEAD FOODS)! But because diet is involved here, this means the disease degenerative in nature and is 100% REVERSIBLE via change of diet and lifestyle as well as mindset/thought process and attitude. Healing from Stevens-Johnson syndrome naturally Like with every other major disease, DETOXIFYING the body is the first external step in healing from this disease. We actually begin the detox process when we begin to eat live, organic, sun-cooked or sun-baked foods, i.e. fruits and vegetables. Therefore, a change to a RAW FOODS and VEGAN-vegetarian diet would be ideal for healing. It would be wise to abstain from consuming all meat, dairy, refined grains, and refined starch products, and all acidic and effervescent beverages (i.e. soda pop, beer, etc.). Drink plenty of water (half gallon to gallon, depending on your body weight). Water helps to dissolve hardened mucus in the body. If you can find alkaline water, drink this water. The best waters are alkaline pH, negative charged, microclustered or structured, and ionic. The best way to get this kind of water is via ionic water machines from Asia. See www.ionizers.org/alkalife.html for more information. Soak daily in hot water (or warm water if you prefer), sea salt (1-2 boxes), and 1 cup 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide. Soak for at least 30 minutes before you start bathing. Rub your body down (from had to toe) after all baths/soaks and/or showers with Dherbs.Com OZ OIL. This is a miraculous healing oil and one of our best sellers! Our customers rave about this oil. There are plenty of herbs that can assist in the healing of Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Alterative herbs or blood cleansing and purifying herbs, expectorant herbs, and mucilaginous herbs are the ideal herbs here. Good blood-cleansing herbs include Oregon Grape, Pau D’ Arco, Echinacea Root, Manjistha, Goldenseal Root, Burdock Root, Dandelion Root, Ilex, and Yellow Dock Root to name a few. Good mucus-ridding or expectorants herbs include Mullein Leaf, Eucalyptus, Fenugreek Seed, Boneset, Elecampane, Coltsfoot, and Lobelia to name a few. Good mucilaginous herbs include Slippery Elm Bark, Irish Moss, Marshmallow, and Guar Gum to name a few. These herbs should be taken together in a compound or mixture (not every single one of them, in case you can’t obtain all of them, but most of them). Dherbs.Com products that can assist in healing from Stevens-Johnson syndrome include FULL BODY DETOX (and CHILDREN DETOX (liquid extracts) for small children), 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE, and 10-DAY SUPREME BLOOD CLEANSE kit. Individual formulas include BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC FORMULA , LUNGS AND RESPIRATORY FORMULA, MUCUS BUSTER FORMULA, ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD, ACID BUSTER, KIDNEYS AND BLADDER, EYES FORMULA, ORAL ANTISEPTIC SPRAY, and OZ OIL (used externally but can also be taken internally). Remember people, God is an equal opportunity healer and as such, you can heal from ANY disease under the sun if you have the will, faith, desire, intention, a positive attitude and mindset, and proper knowledge on how, what, and when to eat, and how to live righteous. Dherbs.Com is here to assist you in all of the above. We do not have the Answer(s) for you, because the Answer(s) that you require are within YOU and always have been. Release your healing powers within and heal yourself! Thank you for reading!

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    Please consider FIRST performing our Full Body Detox (FBD) for 3-weeks, and SECONDLY, performing our Fibroid Buster kit and regimen for another 3-weeks. These kits will greatly help you guys in your health challenges. Please make sure to read our free articles on our site under "ARTICLES." We have a few (articles) that deal with female reproductive health issues.

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    Q: I've been told I have a condition called 'sapho syndrome'. I've been in severe pain for years now. (shoulders and neck) it seems to be getting worse. I've been told to take drugs that can affect my sperm count, hair loss and weaken my immune system. Please let me know if there's an alternative to these 'treatments'.

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    Perform the FULL BODY DETOX for starters. Do this first!

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    Q: Dear herbalist, I have beginning stages of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, triggered by a foot injury six months ago. While I will be starting physical therapy soon, I would rather not be forced to take big pharmacy medications. I love Dherbs and I hope there is a better alternative to reduce symptoms and assist with nerve repair and ultimately (hopefully) remission. Please help. I am only 30 years old. Sincerely, Rebecca

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    We always recommend doing The Full Body Cleanse first to get your overall health into a better place, your body is always more receptive to healing when it's in a healthier state. You should do the Nerve Cleanse and Regimen to specifically help bring recovery to your nerves. After cleansing we suggest continuing with the Nerves Formula and the Central Nervous System supplement. If you're looking for a supplement to assist with pain we suggest trying the Headache and Pain Formula.

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    The Adrenal Glands Complex is beneficial for all adrenal issues. Our bodies naturally produce cortisol, but it's up to our diets and stress levels to keep it balanced out. We would recommend taking the adrenals complex Kidneys, Bladder and Adrenals Formula to help assist leveling your body out.

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    Honestly, I wouldn't put too much energy on it. It will only make matters worse. Just make sure the child gets much needed nutrition (vitamins and minerals, e.g. Dherbs.com Kememtian Gold)

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    Q: Hi, my lids are swollen and really wrinkled and itchy, dry I was using Johnson's baby oil and now my lids are puffy, itchy, wrinkled my eyes look like I am 60 yrs old, what can I use, please help

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    Read the article â€THE DANGERS OF MINERAL OIL†Baby oil is sheer toxic and destroys the skin.

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    Q: What is your recommendation for neurally mediated cardiogenic syncope, or hypotension neurally postural tachycardia syndrome. My step daughter was diagnosed with this as a small child, now she's 16. She gets extremely light headed in the shower, gets sick to her stomach, and will pass out. Doctor recommends, plenty of water and, hold on here 'salty foods'. You and I both know at least we'll go for the celtic sea salt. Right?

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    Regardless of the pathology, always DETOX, DETOX, DETOX [Full Body Detox] the person, and modify the diet to a chiefly vegan-vegetarian diet with high amounts of raw foods. Yes, drink plenty of water and ALWAYS consume sea salt over regular table salt!

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    Q: I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis. We have been trying to conceive for 2 years without success. I was wondering if its ok to take red raspberry leaf and red clover supplements if I have these conditions. Will they in anyway make these conditions worse? Thanks so much I look forward to hearing from you.

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    Yes, you may take these two great female herbs for your pathologies. Also, think about performing the Full Body Detox kit, Total Woman Cleanse, and Fertility kit. You can conceive if you conceive first in the mind.

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    Q: I am on day 17 of the Full Body Detox. It has been wonderful, although I have slipped up and made some bad food choices I have been able to stick to eating salads and Fruit and nuts. I have lost 5 pounds overall. I have Cogan's Syndrome. I stopped taking my azathioprine, Iron pill, and fish oils while on the Detox. I feel great aside from my Tinnitus in my left ear is ringing tremendously loud. Other than that I feel great. My skin looks so much better. My prednisone steroid hump in my back has gone away. My teeth look whiter. My eyes are whiter. Blemishes are gone. I just don't know what to do after I am done with this detox. I know that I need to continue with this particular diet because it is good to & for me. I can do that, however I just don't want to have low iron, tinnitus, or vertigo spells. What would you recommend I take after the full body cleanse. My mother has seen a difference in me and so has my husband. I love this, I can't wait to see my rheumatologist so he can tell me that my Cogan's Syndrome is in remmission. What should I do next?

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    Thank you for sharing this with us. We're so happy to hear that the cleanse is going well for you. We suggest trying the Ear Oil to help bring relief from tinnitus. You can also try the Joint Aid and the MSM Sulfur to help specifically help address arthritis. If you're experiencing eye issues from Cogan's Syndrome we suggest using the Eye Formula. Continuing with a balanced diet is best as it is responsible for some of the success you were able to achieve with the cleanse. We suggest consuming two raw meals a day and one of your choice to help continue the healing process.

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    Medelson's syndrome is a respiratory condition caused by the chemical pneumonia resulting from the aspiration of acid gastric contents into the lungs. Recommendation: Perform the FULL BODY DETOX followed by the RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN. After these cleanses, take daily 3 capsules of LUNGS AND RESPIRATORY FORMULA and MUCUS BUSTER FORMULA and drink 1 cup of LUNGS-RESPIRATORY TEA . I also recommend using the RESPIRATORY INSPIRANT as well. Add : OXY-DROPS to every drinking glass of water too! A vegan/raw foods diet is best to heal from this disease!

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    Q: My sister has been told she has irritable bowl syndrome or possibly Krohn's disease. She recently told me sometimes she only passes mucus. Please tell me what she can take for this digestive disorder.

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    I HIGHLY SUGGEST SHE PERFORMS THE FULL BODY DETOX. IT WILL GREATLY HELP HER CONDITION!

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    Q: hi I need advice right now I have a skin disease called hidradenitis suppurativa it’s a skin disease of painful puss like ab cyst that grows under my skin I went to see a physician and the physician diagnose me with a prescription called amoxicillin clavulanate potassium however it keep reoccurring. I had goggled up my condition and there seems to be no healing this condition from what I read happens to affect mostly women and African American women in which I am and to minimize the break outs laser treatment is to be an option but there is no cure the laser treatments is expensive and I don't have that kind of money for that I want a natural way of healing it out of my body what would you suggest that is more natural to take for my condition Thank you.

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    All the information you require is in our article â€SKIN DISORDER = BLOOD DISORDERâ€.

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    Q: I recently purchased the FULL BODY DETOX and ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN. I totally understand that healing is holistic and that changes must occur in diet, lifestyle, and only positive thinking will result in optimal health. I am noticing balding on the right side of my head. Of all the hair care products provided by dherbs.com, I was curious to know if using any of the dherbs.com hair herbs would affect the detox/cleansing regime? If not which would be the most effective in assisting me with hair loss? (Due to financial limitations I can't afford to purchase them all because I just purchased an alkaline water machine that set a brother back)Aside from performing the anti-viral cleanse regime. I eat plenty of cilantro and parsley, drink half my body weight in alkaline water daily, and eliminate stressors out of my life. I was interested in knowing what other follow up actions can I take to help assist me in overcoming this trial (virus) that has changed my life for the better.

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    You have the right attitude and spirit! Kudos to you. For the hair inquiry, you can drink the HAIR-SKIN-NAILS TEA during your detox. In re additional pointers, work on your mind-reprogramming it. Use daily affirmations! Reinvent yourself. Meditate! Perform yoga! perform the "SEA SALT SOAKS" daily! Keep getting knowledge! Just be creative and follow!

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    Q: I have a friend who is diagnosed with Alport Syndrome. Her son has the same diagnosis. Have you head of it? The doctor's say it's hereditary,due to mutation of chromosomes. Do you believe that? Would it be worthwhile trying your kidney formula.

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    I'd recommend the friend performs the Full Body Detox followed by our 10-Day Supreme Kidney Cleanse. Hereditary or not, there's always something you can do.

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    I would recommend that you perform the Full Body Detox followed by the Total Woman Cleanse. Change your diet too! Change your thoughts! Think positive! Think fertility! See those future babies in your mind (and they will come!)! You can heal, Beloved!

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    Q: What you recommend for healing Gilbert Syndrome?

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    The healing for any disease is in positive thinking, positive mental attitude, healthy diet (free of meat and dairy and processed food), righteous lifestyle, etc. However, I would suggest you perform our Full Body Detox to begin your healing process.

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    Q: I'm taking the FULL BODY DETOX and I am noticing that I am extremely bloated and a lot of gas. I've taken this product before and don't remember any of this. Also my urine output is decreased from normal I drink a gallon of water a day? I drink the distilled water I was unable to find alkaline water.

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    It's your body that has been through something, not the herbs. Your colon is speaking to you. Don't worry! Just keeping detoxing! Distilled water is good for detoxing!

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    Q: My husband and I finished the FULL BODY DETOXlast week and we feel unbelievably wonderful. It was more than a detox for the body- it was also for the mind- thank you! I am now very nervous about undoing all the work that I have done and very interested and continuing the healing that my body is going through-what do you suggest? I am 31 weight 223lb, I have been diagnosed with Polycystic ovarian syndrome and I am in the planning on undergoing invitro procedures the next 2 months. Are your herbs safe to take with the fertility drugs that I will be taking during this period? While I am with child? In particular I am interested in the weight release and the bunny rabbit formulas. If you suggest something else please advise.

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    Glad to hear of your success with the FULL BODY DETOX! In re: fertility drugs, don't take our herbs if you are planning to take drugs because you'd be wasting your money. How can man make a fertility drug when God didn't make NO PART of your body with drugs? Drugs are toxic and do you think you can have a healthy baby using toxins? How can poisons make one become fertile? Fertility lies in diet (fruits, herbs), thought process, attitude, and lifestyle. Have you read our "IMPOTENCE INFERTILITY AND STERILITY" article? If not, please give it a read, Beloved! To take drugs after DE-TOXING defeats the whole purpose. Check out our : TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE and FERTILITY CLEANSE for infertility and PCOS and check out WEIGHT RELEASE CLEANSE AND REGIMENfor the weight problem.

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    Q: I love to drink water, but I like to drink hot water you know boiling water slightly cooled. Is there a benefit, or disadvantage to this compared to drinking room temperature water? Secondly, the water I drink is boiled water. Alkaline water is not a privilege most Kenyans have. If 56% of the population is living below poverty line you do the math. So the water I drink is tap water, that I boil to make it safe for drinking. When I get to work I have Alkaline water as my work place provides me with that provision. I think this is detailed enough for you to get the picture and help. Once again (I love you) in Swahili for spreading the gospel!

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    No difference at all, Beloved! Even the boiled water becomes room temperature water. You're doing fine! Thank you for your words as well! Much appreciated! Peace and Love!