A Cal-State University Los Angeles (CSULA) Student Makes Successful Recovery After A Near Death Drug Reaction

*Yaasmen Castanada and her daughter*

***Source: ABC 7***

I can see why medical experts say people should not share their medication among their family and friends. You never know if they might have an allergic reaction. A CSULA student by the name of Yaasmeen Castanada has made a successful recovery after a reaction to a friend’s antibiotic (ABC-7). The medication caused her to burn inside and out (ABC-7). It was discovered then she had Steven-Johnson Syndrome (Daily Mail.com). The Steven-Johnson Syndrome is a rare, but serious disorder that is caused either by a reaction to medication or an infection (Mayo Clinic.com). About 70% of her body is damaged and will need physical, occupational, optical, dermatology, nutritional, and burn therapy (Daily Mail.com). However, despite her the unfortunate incident, Yaasmen continues to stay strong not only for herself, but for her 11 month old daughter (ABC-7). You go girl! 😀

* Yaasmeen Castanada After and Before the Incident*

***Source: ABC 7***

So, please even if you have a good intention to offer your loved one your medical prescription(s) when they are under emotional and/or physical distress don’t give to them. For those who want to take medical prescription from your family and/or friends to spare yourself from whatever pain you are undergoing, don’t do it. Although the pain you are going through is bad, you don’t want to go through even worse circumstances. Why do you think doctors ask if you are allergic to anything and what medications you are currently taking? It’s to prevent such devastating incidents such as this from happening.

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