A Natural Approach To Health
Living With DRESS Syndrome
I had a question the other day about DRESS syndrome.
The life-threatening DRESS (drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms) syndrome is characterized by the presence of at least 3 of the following findings: fever, rash, eosinophilia (a high white blood cell count), atypical circulating white blood cells, swollen or enlarged lymph nodes, and hepatitis.
This syndrome is difficult to diagnose because many parts of it mimic other serious disorders.
This rare drug reaction happens most commonly after taking drugs like allopurinol, sulfonamides, and aromatic (which refers to how these drugs are metabolized in your body) anticonvulsants like phenytoin, phenobarbital, and carbamazepine.
DRESS syndrome is a life-threatening, rare drug reaction.
The incidence of DRESS syndrome due to aromatic anticonvulsants is approximately 1/5000 exposures.
People of the African-American race or a family history of DRESS syndrome are at an increased risk of the syndrome.
The onset of the disease has been reported to be 2–86 days after starting the offending drug.
Reintroducing the offending drug usually results in recurrence of the syndrome.
A high fever is a common presenting finding.
The skin rash is usually a flat, red area on your skin covered with small confluent bumps with or without swelling.
Facial swelling is common.
The most important steps in managing DRESS syndrome are recognizing the presence of the syndrome and immediately stopping the offending drug.
Management is basically supportive.
To deal with DRESS syndrome, it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily (it hydrates and flushes toxins).
*Increase essential oils (Omega-3, Flax oil, fish oil).
*Look into complimentary alternatives (homeopathy, hydrotherapy, castor oil packs, herbs).
*Consider fresh juicing.
*Decrease exposure to toxic products (cleaners, laundry, personal care, etc.)
*Avoid dairy, processed foods, caffeine, alcohol, smoking.
*Avoid sugar (it “turns off” the immune system).
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