Monthly Archives: August 2015

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Red Skin Syndrome Following Anti-Aging Procedures

By | August 28th, 2015|Red Skin Syndrome Causes, RSS The Disease|

Prolonged persistent erythema (reddening of the skin) after procedures such as phenol peels or carbon dioxide laser treatments for aging occur frequently but the reasons offered are usually incorrect. It has been assumed that these patients either had a faulty procedure performed, inadequate care by the practitioner, preoperative medications such a Retin A, postoperative medications [...]

Eczema – Protopic and Elidel Ointment and Creams

By | August 25th, 2015|Treatment of Red Skin Syndrome, What Is Eczema|

Protopic and Elidel ointment and creams are immunosuppressive drugs that are topical forms of cyclosporin. In examining the studies published in the dermatology journals supporting their efficacy, minimally statistically significant data was presented, yet this was enough to gain FDA approval and permission to market the products. One can bear grief, but it takes [...]

Eczema – Other Conditions leading to Red Skin Syndrome

By | August 23rd, 2015|Information on Red Skin Syndrome, Red Skin Syndrome Causes, What Is Eczema|

Not every Red Skin Syndrome begins with atopic dermatitis eczema and the overuse of steroids. Over the years I have treated a group of patients who have developed red skin syndrome after prolonged use of topical steroids on various skin problems other than eczema. They reacted in the same manner as the much more common [...]

Eczema & Seborrhea – Leading to Red Skin Syndrome

By | August 20th, 2015|Red Skin Syndrome Causes, What Is Eczema|

A fairly large group of atopic dermatitis (eczema) patients inherit the tendency for rash and itching often associated with other problems such as asthma and hay fever. After prolonged usage of topical corticosteroids and (sometimes) systemic steroids they develop a red skin syndrome due to steroid over usage and addiction. Another group of patients diagnosed [...]

Eczema: Will wrapping my skin in steroids cure me?

By | August 15th, 2015|RSS The Disease, What Is Eczema|

This blog is a response to several emails in the “Comments” section of our website regarding Dr. Aron, a South African dermatologist, who asserts that the cure for RSS is wrapping all patients in wet wraps after applying varying amounts of steroids and antibiotics on their skin, then reducing the amount of steroids over time. [...]

Eczema – Is my Red Skin Syndrome an infection?

By | August 13th, 2015|Red Skin Syndrome Causes, RSS The Disease, What Is Eczema|

This blog is an expanded response to several emails in the “Comments” section of our website regarding Dr. Aron’s and others asserting that, “All the red skin people have staphylococcus (staph) bacterial infections as the cause of their redness and that bathing in a bleach bath will solve all problems.” Differing strains of staphylococcus bacteria [...]

Eczema? – No, Vasculitis? – No, RSS? – Yes

By | August 5th, 2015|RSS The Disease, What Is Eczema|

Hi Dr. Rapaport, I am so glad you developed this website and blog. The world needs this information to help people like me. My life has been changed since my office visit to you in May. As you know, what started as a terrible spider bite on my ankle 7 years ago has progressed to [...]

Eczema: What is going on here?

By | August 1st, 2015|What Is Eczema|

This blog is a response to several emails in the “Comments” section of our website regarding Dr. Aron’s and others asserting that “All the red skin people have staphylococcus (staph) bacterial infections as the cause of their redness and that bathing in a bleach bath will solve all problems.” The diagnosis of eczema varies in [...]