Topical Steroid Withdrawal

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Eczema and Topical Steroid Withdrawal

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient healing system that developed out of the observations that natural substances can be used to improve human health.  While its history goes back thousands of years, TCM continues to evolve in our modern world. Amidst the growing fear and concern regarding the negative effects that steroid creams have…

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Rochelle’s Story: From Eczematous Skin to TSW Eczema

While steroids are prescribed to treat skin conditions such as eczematous rash and eczematous skin, prolonged use of these medications can diminish their effectiveness overtime. Topical Steroid Withdrawal (also known as TSW Eczema) consist of a variety of symptoms that occur after discontinuing or reducing the application of topical steroids. Rochelle, who has dealt with…

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Red Skin Syndrome: Learn to Heal Outside and Within

By Laura Dolgy (see bio below) Although quite controversial, RSS or Red Skin Syndrome, also known as Topical Steroid Addiction (TSA) or Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW) is a real thing. This week, we take a deeper look at Red Skin Syndrome and what treatment options are available for those suffering with the condition. We also…

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Fact vs. Fiction: Topical Steroid Withdrawal

Topical Steroid Withdrawal exists, but thankfully it isn’t as widespread as you may think. Read on to learn more. By Neil R. Lim, BA and Peter A. Lio MD (see bio below) Topical corticosteroids (TCS) were hailed as a modern medical miracle when they made their debut over 60 years ago. For the first time, many…

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The Difference Between Dermatitis and Topical Steroid Induced Dermatitis

By Leslie (Bio below) The term “Eczema” is characterized by a general inflammation of the skin, and covers a broad range of various forms of dermatitis – atopic, contact, xerotic, seborrhoeic, nummular, discoid, venous eczema etc. The typical default treatment (and gold standard) for such generic cases of Eczema is through the prescription and usage of…

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To Hell and Back: A Mom’s Journey with Eczema

From The Boy, the Greek Fire, and Me One Mom’s Eczema Journey: To Hell and Back I have a little boy, a very typical little 8 year old boy, who loves Football, Star Wars, any joke involving gross bodily functions and Mario Kart. What was not quite so typical, was his appearance in October 2011.…

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