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.
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)
- 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.
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
- Goldenseal Root
- Burdock Root
- Dandelion Root
- Yellow Dock Root
- Mullein Leaf
- Fenugreek Seed
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.