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Red Skin Syndrome: Stop The Suffering

A continual avalanche of new and long-suffering “eczema” patients who have found me over the Internet has prompted me to begin a new website and daily blog. The simple fact is that these patients are unique and identifiable through many simple and time-tested methods. They do NOT have eczema but instead are manifesting symptoms of another kind.

The doctors that these patients have seen believe that they are treating chronic eczema when indeed they do not recognize that their patients have severe vasodilation and redness from the steroids that they themselves are prescribing! Their patients have developed Red Skin Syndrome (RSS) and a topical steroid addiction (TSA) from using the increasing amounts and strengths of the corticosteroids prescribed to help them.

The time has come for eczema societies and physicians to stop exposing these patients to dangerous misguided therapies.

I will dismiss detrimental recommendations, invalid explanations, and other faulty advice and on the part of many physicians.

I will discuss the appropriate methods to make the right diagnosis that will lead to a CURE for Red Skin Syndrome.

The blog will be based on my life experience and medical practice solving the problem of Red Skin Syndrome one patient at a time over the past 35 years. The content of each blog will address a specific topic in the scientific understanding of Red Skin Syndrome and the ordeal of topical steroid addiction that so many patients continue to experience. There will be ongoing commentary on the misdirected myths and the often misguided medical advice and therapies that exist on the topic including raising caution about enlisting patients into new drug studies that are treating the wrong diagnosis and can potentially cause even more harm to patients.

My goal is to end the current tragedy of needless patient suffering. It may take the patient months or even years to recover but the reward is a lasting cure.

DIAGNOSES & DERMATOLOGICAL TERMS CONCERNING ‘RED’ PATIENTS

  • Red Skin Syndrome
  • RSS (Red Skin Syndrome)
  • TSA (Topical Steroid Addiction)
  • Steroid Addiction
  • Steroid Withdrawal
  • Eczema
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Red Scrotum Syndrome
  • Vulvodynia (Painful & burning in the vulvar area of women)
  • Atrophoderma (Thinning of the skin)
Marvin Rapaport is the man!, this group wouldn’t exist without his work, no-one would even be aware of the condition if it wasn’t for his expert knowledgable and dedication… He’s the best dermatologist to go to about this. Should be given a medal for all the suffering he’s ended as a result of his discoveries. No one else understands this condition more than he does.
Douglas Maddy
Thank you from the bottom our families hearts for the work you do and the help you provide Rss sufferers. My daughter is fully healed and would never be living the like she is now with out the Rss community and your involvement in that. Today she turned 7 and has perfect skin and is able to enjoy being eczema free.
Kirsten Lyle
Despite lectures to dermatologists and papers published in the most prestigious Dermatology journals, the mainstream medical community will not accept the concept that it is their medical therapy that causes and promotes Red Skin Syndrome. Instead, they continue to mislabel the disorder and insist that “chronic eczema” is an incurable condition. I am determined through my blog, the media, and the numerous cured patients to take this concept into mainstream thinking.
Listening to my patients, understanding their plight, adhering to the sound tenets of my medical training, and abiding by the wise counsel of my mentors to embrace new ideas is the way to practice good medicine.
The blog will be based on my life experience and medical practice solving the problem of Red Skin Syndrome one patient at a time over the past 35 years. The content of each blog will address a specific topic in the scientific understanding of Red Skin Syndrome and the ordeal of topical steroid addiction that so many patients continue to experience.
My goal is to eradicate Red Skin Syndrome by curing those suffering RSS patients with whom I have personal contact and by spreading this science to all those who are too distant via technology.
The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait until that other is ready, and it may be a long time before they get off.

― Henry David Thoreau

Latest From The Blog

Every three or four days I will publish new commentary on the blog. Drawing on 35 years of experience treating patients suffering with Red Skin Syndrome I will include an array of patient histories, photographs, patient stories in their own words, appropriate comments from the dermatology literature, and details on physicians in the world who understand this problem and are willing to help. I know that you will find yourself and your tale on these pages and I am confident that you will find the cure that will end your suffering. Every patient that I have seen, over 3,000 in 35 years, has been cured or is on the road to recovery. I look forward to this adventure together.

Persistence in Atopic Dermatitis

By | November 30th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

November 17, 2016

 

Bruce H. Thiers, MD

c/o Detra Davis, Managing Editor

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

930 E Woodfield Rd

Schaumburg, IL 60173

 

Re: Persistence of Atopic Dermatitis

To the Editor:

 

In the recent article “Persistence of Atopic Dermatitis” (Simpson et al – JAAD Oct 2016 V75 N4 p681-687) an analysis of multiple studies and papers from numerous authors discusses the “persistence of AD” with no mention of clinical patterns, therapy used, or symptomatology of the patients.

 

Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology (1968) (1) describes the clinical presentation and pathology stating, “Itching is the cardinal symptom, the lesions consist of discreet papules (prurigo), half the cases clear up by the age of 18 months, the childhood phase typically involves the flexures of the elbow and knee, lichenification is common, the adult phase manifests itself as essentially similar to that in later childhood with lichenifications in the flexitures, atopic erythoderma is very uncommon.”

 

In my experience (2) with both children and adults who have ongoing persistent eczema-like eruptions they exhibit:

  1. Wide spread red papules
  2. Symptoms of burning skin
  3. Skin pain
  4. Generalized erythema
  5. Edema and skin oozing
  6. Repeated flares of redness interspersed with totally normal skin periods
  7. Spongiosis on biopsy
  8. Suppression occurs with steroids but symptoms get progressively worse.

 

None of […]

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Letter to Editor of JAAD

By | November 30th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

 

November 17, 2016

 

Bruce H. Thiers, MD

c/o Detra Davis, Managing Editor

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

930 E Woodfield Rd

Schaumburg, IL 60173

 

Dear Dr. Thiers:

Please review the two enclosed “letters to the Editor” with an open mind. I am appealing to your scientific nature as a doctor as well as to your humanitarianism. Over the last thirty-five years I have diagnosed, managed and cured 4,000 steroid addicted atopic and facial seborrheic dermatitis patients with my withdrawal protocol. All patients had previously been misdiagnosed as having “bad or chronic eczema” and all were treated with ongoing corticosteroids. Tens of thousands of other patients have also successfully withdrawn from steroid usage by themselves with minimal assistance from the internet, support groups, and my personal website. All of them were suffering the severe symptoms of steroid addiction, all completed the withdrawal process, and all were ultimately cured. It is a staggering success but remains unreported and controversial because mainstream medicine refuses to acknowledge that withdrawal from topical steroids is the proven cure for what is mislabeled “bad or chronic eczema.”

 

Chronic steroid usage changes the history and clinical appearance of atopic dermatitis. The initial diagnosis of atopic dermatitis is a separate identifiable condition from the Red […]

Ethics in Drug Studies

By | November 30th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

November 17, 2016

Bruce H. Thiers, MD

c/o Detra Davis, Managing Editor

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

930 E. Woodfield Rd

Schaumburg, IL 60173

 

Re: Ethics in Drug Studies

To the Editor:

 

Dupilumab (JAAD 2016, 75; 506-516) by Simpson et al has three glaring ethical concerns:

  1. Protocol: There is no mention that all subjects are still using the accepted atopic dermatitis therapy of corticosteroids. New drug studies must be pure and not allow other therapies to be considered placebos.
  2. Prior research: There is no mention of prior peer reviewed studies demonstrating that corticosteroids are the cause of almost all ongoing “bad eczema.” What is the ethical burden of authors to mention published data which is at variance with their study?
  3. Results with graphics: The study results cannot be assessed as accurate due to the contaminating inclusion of other medications in the placebo group.

 

New drugs and their published studies claiming patient benefits require careful

scrutiny regarding protocol, criteria, evaluations and conclusions. Despite institutional review and appearance in peer reviewed journals, criticism and negation of study findings is often still necessary.

 

Criticisms regarding the above ethical concerns:

  1. The protocol states that topical medication for AD (other than bland emollients) were stopped one week before baseline. A pre-marketing news release by […]
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RSS and Science Denial

By | September 1st, 2016|Categories: Information on Red Skin Syndrome, RSS The Disease|

John Cook wrote an interesting article in the July – August, 2016 issue of the Skeptical Inquirer. He stated that “science denial has significant consequences. AIDS denial caused over 300,000 deaths in South Africa. Vaccination denial has allowed preventable diseases to make a comeback. Climate science denial helped delay sorely needed mitigation policies, committing us to dire climate impacts for decades to come. Skepticism (by which I mean an evidenced based approach) is the antidote to denial.” A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new A wealth of factual information falls on deaf ears when science denial prevails especially when it is replaced with pseudoscience. Red Skin Syndrome (RSS) is a stunning example of an educated and trained professional group of medical doctors practicing science denial. First, there is persistent denial that the topical steroids the doctors prescribe are responsible for the severe ongoing problems of their “chronic” eczema patients. Second, there is persistent denial that these patients are suffering with Topical Steroid Addiction (TSA) and not chronic eczema. Their red skin is evidence of their addiction.  Third, medical professors continue to perpetuate the fiction that steroid usage is absolutely necessary in treating red […]

The Price of Beauty

By | August 24th, 2016|Categories: Information on Red Skin Syndrome, RSS Patients, Uncategorized|

Dermatologists around the world practice their medicine in two separate domains. One major area is the treatment of disease and the other is the realm of anti-aging and beauty. Each discipline offers medications and procedures. Prices for anti-aging treatments are high despite most of them having questionable value. Prices for drugs treating diseases have skyrocketed.

There appears to be no reasonable economic explanation for the massive increases other than the drug and manufacturing companies monopolize the market and can set prices because they have no commercial competition. To begin this short series on pricing we start with a current list of topical and oral treatments for beauty used in dermatology practice. A later blog will examine the dramatic price increases of drugs treating disease. A woman is more responsive to a man’s forgetfulness than to his attentions. How we spend our money for beauty:

  1. Chemical Peel: $20-$600
  2. Vitamin C+E Serum: $162
  3. Fillerina Hyaluronic Acid: $80-$100
  4. UL therapy: $1000-$5000
  5. Cleaning Serum and SPF 30 Sunscreen $42 & $45
  6. Kybella Injections: $1200-$2000
  7. Decollete Cream: $285
  8. Vitamin Injections: $400
  9. Facials: $150-$200
  10. Botox: $250-$1000
  11. Fillers: $300-$1000

RSS and ITSAN

By | August 17th, 2016|Categories: Information on Eczema, Red Skin Syndrome Causes|

Everyone is trying to get an edge into the therapy of the RSS suffering patients. The NEA, ITSAN and others are all selling something with the promise of huge success. In addition the websites routinely beg for donations. ITSAN in its recent webpage from March 31, 2016 states they have gotten into a new partnership with Dr Wong Skin Care Products. This partnership is “intended to raise awareness of TSA.” Apart from blunt truth our lives sink decadently amid the perfume of hints and suggestions. The skin care line which lists a “breakthough” contains ingredients that are natural, herbal and non-steroidal are supposed to contain Eastern botanicals with the rigor of Western sciences. There is no proposed evidence of any magical ingredient or any magical combination that would have anything to do besides lubricating the skin. No other benefit is evident, no matter how much marketing. For sure they should not be used on the irritable skin of the RSS patients until allergy has been ruled out. This vague promise of a new awareness and a partnership to help unsuspecting, searching, suffering RSS patients is unconscionable. ITSAN, when I started the site several years ago was intended […]