CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

Ibuprofen

(credit: Thinkstock)

Medicine Cabinet Dangers: What Every Parent Needs To Know

When caring for a sick child, many parents race to the home medicine cabinet. What are they really finding there?

05/22/2013

Ethan Maidl suffered a severe allergic reaction to over-the-counter ibuprofen and acetaminophen when he was 7 years old. His eyes were scarred by Stevens Johnson Syndrome, and his skin began falling off. (Credit: CBS)

Over-The-Counter Meds Prompt Dangerous Allergic Reaction For Local Boy

It can cause blindness and make skin all over your body fall off, and doctors say it’s an illness that can be triggered by taking something as simple as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. It’s called Stevens Johnson Syndrome.

CBS 2–07/31/2012