A three-year old-boy almost died recently when he developed Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (a more severe form of Stevens-Johnson syndrome) after taking a mere half a teaspoon of a children’s pain medication.
The boy, George Williams, contracted the deadly skin condition when he was given the over-the-counter medication Nurofen, which he was given for pain. He suffered from a severe allergic reaction to the small dose of Nurofen and was diagnosed with Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, which left his skin covered with huge and painful blisters that eventually split open.
George has been recovering from the painful condition for 3 weeks now. According to his mother, Debbie, his skin was so raw from the blisters that she couldn’t hug or cuddle him as a means of comforting the poor kid during the ordeal. However, George has made an incredible recovery and is now out of the intensive care unit since the condition first broke out almost a month ago.
When speaking about how quickly George Developed TENS, his mother says, “Within a few hours of George taking the painkiller, his eyes had swollen up and started to close. I phoned an ambulance straight away, and he was taken to intensive care. His skin started to go red and open up — it was terrifying. Within a day, he looked like he’d fallen in a bonfire. His body was covered in huge blisters, his skin had split open and doctors were worried that his open wounds would get infected.”
Debbie also said that his pain was severe and he was blinded because his eyes were swollen shut. As for the possible long-term effects of the boy’s condition, Debbie said that he may never be able to cry properly due to the damage to his eyes.
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis can cause many patients to suffer permanent damage such as blindness and scarring. If your child is suffering from TENS as a result of taking pain medications like Nurofen, Children’s Tylenol and Children’s Motrin, contact attorney Greg Jones Today for a free consultation. I am experienced at fighting the drug companies that make these medications and may be able to get you the money that you may be entitled to as a result of your child’s pain and suffering.