Ayurvedic Treatment of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

About Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Stevens-johnson syndrome or SJS is also called Erythema Multiforme is a disorder that affects the skin, mucous membrane and eyes. It is considered as limited form of toxic epidermal necrolysis. SJS is a Type IV hypersensitivity reaction which can cause the skin to blister and peel off. It is a rare disorder but very serious one. This disease leaves the skin looking burned.

SJS is more common in men. It has been mostly found in children and adults less than 30 years of age. It is most common in older people due to their heavy dependence on prescription drugs. SJS is considered as a medical emergency and often needs immediate hospitalization.

Causes of Stevens-Johnson syndrome

SJS can be caused due to severe allergic reaction of any medication or infection. The medicines could be antibiotics, analgesics, even common cough and cold medicines that can trigger the reaction. Mostly anti gout medicines or the ones that treat mental illness triggers SJS. Infections like mumps, influenza, and pneumonia or herpes virus that cause cold sores or even Hepatitis A often triggers SJS.

SJS is more common in people with HLA-B gene.

People with HIV problem may get SJS or the ones undergoing Radiation therapy are more prone to SJS. A weakened Immune System puts one at a greater risk of SJS.

Symptoms of Stevens-Johnson syndrome

SJS may start with flu-like symptoms like fever, sore mouth and throat, cough and burning eyes and fatigue. One can see red, painful, watery eyes as the most visible symptom of SJS.

There can be skin pain, a red- purple skin rash that spreads. Facial swelling or tongue swelling can be seen in patients with this disorder.

Blisters can develop on the skin and mucous membranes of mouth, eyes, and even genitals. Blisters can also be formed within the body thus making it difficult to eat or swallow. It may also lead to serious eye problems like conjunctivitis, iritis etc.

Skin starts shedding within few days after the blisters are formed. Some patients get hives.

Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, along with weight loss are also seen in this disorder. Headache is also a common symptom of SJS.

The most severe complication of SJS is Sepsis when bacteria from the infection enters the blood stream and spreads in the body. In some cases SJS may lead to acute respiratory failure.

The patient may feel depressed.

Diagnosis of Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Medical history and complete physical exam can be done by the doctor to diagnose SJS.

Skin biopsy is done to confirm the disorder. Skin cultures are often done to confirm the infection. Later chest XRay and blood tests can be done.

SJS happens when less than 10% of the skin is involved.

Treatment of Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Stevens Johnson Syndrome is very dangerous and requires immediate hospitalization or intensive care of admission in burn unit. Skin infections and inflammations need to be controlled using antibiotics or corticosteroids and even IV to keep the patient hydrated. If mouth ulcers occur then the patient is given analgesic mouth rinse. Skin grafting is done in some cases. Treatment involves, wound care and eye care in particular by a team of doctors.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Ayurveda helps to manage SJS disorder naturally and without any side effects. A healthy diet and regular exercise can help control the problem. An effective ayurvedic treatment involves focusing on balancing the three doshas (Vatta, Pitta and Kapha). The first step is always to detoxify the body by eliminating all the toxins /medications that might have triggered the disorder.

Diet based on raw and healthy foods including fresh fruits and vegetables with plenty of water is recommended during treatment.

Herbal Remedies for Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Planet Ayurveda offers best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Steven Johnson Syndrome Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of stevens-johnson syndrome. We provides 100 percent pure and natural products. All of them are free from side effects and are safe to use. And they are formulated by MD Ayurveda doctors. All of the medicines from the house are made without the addition of chemicals or additives or preservatives in it.


  1. Navkarshik Churna - 1 teaspoonful twice daily, with plain water, after meals.
  2. Neem capsules - 1 capsule twice daily, with plain water, after meals.
  3. Gandhak Rasayan - 2 tablets twice daily, with plain water, after meals.
  4. Curcumin Capsules - 1 capsule twice daily, with plain water, after meals.
  5. Phyllanthus Niruri - 1 capsule twice daily, with plain water, after meals.
  6. Giloy Capsules - 1 capsule twice daily, with plain water, after meals.


1. Navkarshik Churna

Navkarshik Churna is an effective herbal remedy to detoxify the body, it cleans the blood by breaking uric acid crystals and clearing them out. It is best medicine for treatment of gout or joint pains. It is used to cure skin disorders. The churna includes Amla, Haritaki, Bahera, Vacha, Neem, Manjistha, Katuki, Giloy (immunity booster) and Daruhaldi (anti-inflammatory herb). These together work towards correcting the metabolism of Pitta and heat regulation in the body.

2. Neem Capsules

These capsules are made from Neem herbal extract, also known as Azadirachta indica. Neem works as blood purifier and works great in managing a healthy skin. Neem herb is used in treating leprosy, eye problems, skin ulcers, and diseases relating to gums and even helps in controlling fever. This herb is known to boost immune system of the body, reduce inflammation and speed up healing of the wounds. It is the best herb to detoxify the body.

3. Gandhak Rasayan

This herbal product is used o treat various skin problems including itching, eczema, psoriasis, boils, acne etc. It works towards improving skin complexion. This medicine is used to treat fever, urinary tract disorders, bleeding disorders. It aids in digestion and boosts immunity of the body. Planet Ayurveda provides the tables made from pure Gandhak. This is known for its anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-microbial properties. It is beneficial in treating all kinds of infections.

4. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin is one of the best herbs with anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. It is beneficial in treating dry eyes, infections, injuries of spine or brain. Curcuim is good to detox the body even of metals and fluoride. It works towards fighting cancer. It is known to be anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial herb and is also a powerful anti-oxidant. These capsules are made from pure extract of Curcumin also known as Curcuma Longa.

5. Phyllanthus Niruri

Phyllanthus Niruri herb is primarily used to treat liver problems. It has anti-fungal, anti-viral and hypoglycemic action. In Planet Ayurveda, Phyllanthus Niruri capsules are made up of pure herbal extract of Bhumi Amla. It is very effective in elevating Kapha and Pitta dosha of the body.

6. Giloy Capsules

The Giloy herb is also called Tinospora cordifolia or Guduchi. It is also called Amruta which means nectar. Some call it Amrita or the root of immortality. It is excellent immunity booster and treats fever and indigestion. It helps in improving vision. Giloy is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties thus it helps in reducing respiratory problems like cold, cough and even reduces stress and anxiety. Planet Ayurveda Giloy capsules are made using the pure extract of giloy.


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