Treatments for Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis in Children

Toxic epidermal necrolysis progresses fast, usually within three days. For this reason, treatment usually includes hospitalization, often in the burn unit. If a medication is causing the skin reaction, it is discontinued.

Treatment may include one, or several, of the following:

  • isolation to prevent infection
  • protective bandages
  • intravenous fluid and electrolytes
  • antibiotics
  • intravenous immunoglobulin G (IVIG)