Boy sheds skin after using OTC eye drops

A Queensland boy lost more than 30% of his skin after taking over-the-counter eye drops - shedding it in “sheet-like” waves.

The 15-year-old, who had a strong family history of sulfur allergy, developed toxic epidermal necrolysis after using sulfacetamide eye drops, according to a report in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology (online).

In 90% of cases the rare but potentially fatal condition is triggered by