ORANGE, Calif. (KABC) – A California woman is in intensive care after having an allergic reaction to medication that caused her body to “burn from the inside out.”
Yaasmeen Castanada, 19, suffered a life-threatening allergic reaction called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.
It all started when Castanada took a friend’s medication because she was feeling sick on Thanksgiving.
Less than 24 hours later, she was hospitalized and on a ventilator.
“Heartbreaking, just unreal. Just watching your daughter burn in front of you, literally burn in front of you,” said Laura Corona, Castanada’s mother.
Her family says this should serve as a warning to others to not share medication and to always be tested to find out your exact allergies.