How is pain managed in toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN)?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Samantha P Jellinek-Cohen, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID); Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Provide pain relief with patient-controlled analgesia (PCA). Opiate analgesics for skin pain and anxiety are essential for comforting patients. Hydroxyzine may be used to relieve the intense pruritus that may occur when reepithelialization begins.


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