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Old 12-16-2014, 12:57 PM
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Re: *Update* Woman Diagnosed With Stevens-Johnson After Taking Friend's Medicat

There is no way I would take any medication given to me by a "friend". That is what doctors are for.

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Re: *Update* Woman Diagnosed With Stevens-Johnson After Taking Friend's Medicat

And yet, would the doctors even test for this? Or would they just prescribe the medication and have the same result, only then discovering her allergy?

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Re: *Update* Woman Diagnosed With Stevens-Johnson After Taking Friend's Medicat

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And yet, would the doctors even test for this? Or would they just prescribe the medication and have the same result, only then discovering her allergy?
While doctors ask what you are allergic to, they would not know a specific drug you didn't mention would cause a severe reaction such as this.

In this case, it was not prescribed to her. I don't think they can predict a reaction unless it was within a certain group of drugs.

I know I cannot take Naproxen, which is a non steroidal anti inflammatory, (NSAID), because it upsets my gerd, although it does work for pain.

Certain foods make it act us as well, such as citrus, tomatoes, caffeine, and I forget what else.

Sometimes, one has to decide which is worse - your symptoms or the possible side effects.

What works for one of us might kill the next person.

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Re: *Update* Woman Diagnosed With Stevens-Johnson After Taking Friend's Medicat

When it comes to drug allergies it's a matter of you find out through process of elimination. There's no skin test like there is for environmentals or blood tests like there is for food. So, chances are, if her doctor had prescribed the medication, she would've had the same reaction because of her body chemistry reacting to the antibiotic.

However drugs come in classes, so if you're allergic to penicillin, you're allergic to the entire class containing that base ingredient. Like, I'm allergic to Sulfa, and I wouldn't be able to take Celebrex (which is an NSAID) because it contains a sulfonamide in it.

However, the likelihood of getting Stevens-Johnson syndrome is so extremely rare. In regards to this girl, there are certain conditions besides just a medication that can increase your chances of contracting it.

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Re: *Update* Woman Diagnosed With Stevens-Johnson After Taking Friend's Medicat

Yaasmeen was released from the hospital yesterday and is happy to be home with her daughter.

I am looking for an update. It was just on our news.

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Poor woman, hope she makes it.

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Poor woman, hope she makes it.
The news said she is doing well and happy to be back at home with her baby.

I am still trying to find updated photos.

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*Update* Yaasmeen Released; Home With Daughter

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College Student Who Suffered Allergic Reaction Released From Hospital

January 22, 2015

ORANGE, California (KABC) -- A 19 year old CSULA student who suffered a rare allergic reaction after taking a friend's antibiotic has returned home from the hospital.

Yaasmeen Castanada was wheeled out of UCI medical center on Wednesday. She had been in the hospital since November.

Castanada took a friend's leftover antibiotic pill on Thanksgiving and suffered a life-threatening allergic reaction called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.

The condition caused Castanada to burn from the inside out, leading to blisters and infections throughout her body.

Doctors had to insert a tube in her trachea to help her breathe.

"Her airway was closing, so they had to trach her at the last moment, so that was pretty hard," said Castanada's mother, Laura Corona. "I know she'll recover. She's really strong. She has a lot of will to live."

Though she's not out of the woods just yet, she'll at least be at home with her 5 month old daughter, Khloe.

Once Castanada recovers, she plans on going back to school to finish her degree, according to her mother.

The family has set up a GoFundMe account. You can donate here: www.gofundme.com/YaasmeenCastanada

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Re: *Update* Woman Diagnosed With Stevens-Johnson After Taking Friend's Medicat

Anti-biotics are powerful drugs. Using one for a sore throat is stupid and puts you at risk.

Her body overreacted and unfortunately it resulted in a big reaction.

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Very happy to hear she is doing better.

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