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Doctors Thought Poison Ivy Caused the Rashes, Turns Out it was Something More Serious

What they thought was a simple skin irritation turned out to be a more serious medication condition.

Bringing her child to the hospital is every mother’s nightmare especially if it is for something serious, but seeing her little one suffering is worse. This is why mothers more often than not decide to go on that dreaded trip to the medical facility if only to be able to know that her child will be okay. However, that was far from what Mandy Suzanne Smith experienced when she brought her son Zachary to a medical facility for a check up.

Mandy’s daily routine usually ends with her picking up Zachary at his preschool. However, she was surprised to find him complaining about rashes on his feet and itchy eyes that one fateful day. Thinking it was just some skin irritation, the family shrugged it off. But it wasn’t until the next day that they regretted that decision after they found out that the little boy’s body was already covered in rashes.

Zachary Suffered from Rashes

Zachary Suffers from Rashes

Mandy later discovered that Zachary was running a fever. Though the symptoms appear to be those of ordinary flu, Mandy knew better than to wait especially since her son appearer to be getting worse by the minute.

Zachary with Mommy Mandy

Zachary with Mommy Mandy

She rushed her son to the nearest hospital where he was given medication for an infection. Unfortunately, that did not work and Zachary’s condition took a turn for the worse.

Zachary is admitted to a hospital

Zachary is admitted to a hospital

After conducting more tests, the doctors found out that Zachary was suffering from a rare condition known as Stevens-Johnson syndrome or SJS, a rare but serious medical condition that occurs when an individual experiences a severe reaction from medicine. Symptoms include red or purple rashes, blistering in the skin as well as inside mucus membranes like inside the mouth, nose, and genitals which make necessary tasks like eating, swallowing, and peeing very difficult and painful.

Some of the most common medications that cause SJS are those for treatment of gout particularly allopurinol (Aloprim or Zyloprim); medicine for pain relief like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), acetaminophen (Tylenol), and naproxen sodium (Aleve); Sulfa antibiotics like Bactrim and Septra; and medicines for seizures or mental illnesses. However, no information was known as to whether any of these drugs sparked Zachary’s SJS.

To save his life, Mandy decided to have Zachary put into a medically-induced coma. While he was under, doctors removed the top layer of Zachary’s skin in order to prevent the infection from spreading further. After that, they wrapped him in a plastic-like material called biobrane to help new skin form underneath.

Zachary Under Coma Covered with Biobrane

Zachary Under Coma Covered with Biobrane

Putting his fate in God, all Mandy was able to do during the procedure was to pray.

Zachary is Reunited with his Family After Waking Up from His Coma

Zachary is Reunited with his Family After Waking Up from His Coma

Fortunately, Zachary survived the procedure and moved into a full recovery.

Zachary in Full Recovery

Zachary in Full Recovery

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Barber Tells ‘Shy’ Salesman To Grow A Beard, And His Transformation Is Just Jaw-dropping

What an unbelievable transformation.

We all love to see transformation photos of ugly ducklings. And we know how growing a beard can totally change a man's look. Just like then 21-year-old Gwilym Pugh, who decided to grow some facial hair. He not only became a total hottie but also landed a job as a model.

What's incredible is if you'll see before photos of Pugh, who looked nothing like his now 33-year-old self. Pugh received an advice from a barber that he should grow a beard. Fortunately for the insurance salesman, he took the advice and has since landed a modeling stint that allowed him to work alongside the likes of David Beckham.

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Rude Passenger Thrown Off Flight After Complaining About Being Seated Near A Baby

The woman even threatened the flight attendant that she can get her fired.

An obnoxious woman has been thrown off a flight when she complained and shouted about being seated near a mother and her baby.

A footage of the incident has been captured and it shows how the woman complained to the flight attendant about the situation. She asked to have her seat changed but it was not granted. Irritated by the crew's answer, she threatened that she can get the personnel fired.

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Guy Spends Almost A Year Gluing 42,000 Matches To Make Giant Sphere Then Set It On Fire

It’s oddly satisfying to watch.

While some of us love the idea of doing something we love, others are more about doing anything random. One day, a guy, who is known as wallacemk or simply Wallace, was playing around with matches. All of a sudden, an interesting thought came to his mind and he felt the need to follow it.

A couple of months later, his project took over the Internet. Wallace said the entire thing, which is basically a giant sphere composed of 42,000 matches, cost him around $500. Although gluing them altogether proved to be a rigorous task, it did not discourage him from completing the project. And do you know the next big thing he did? He set it on fire!

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