Monthly Archives: November 2015


Topical Steroid Addiction (TSA) – A Challenge for Change – 7/8

By | November 30th, 2015|RSS Patients, White Paper|

My “White Paper” (Blog 28) issues a challenge to all involved in caring for the community of suffering TSA patients to change their misguided course. All the dermatologists and practicing physicians, all the patient support groups, all the eczema societies, all the editors and peer reviewers of the journals in which my papers were published, [...]

Red Skin Syndrome (RSS) – Ongoing Grief – 6/8

By | November 26th, 2015|Information on Red Skin Syndrome, White Paper|

There are many losses to grieve in life including the quality of one’s life.  In her groundbreaking 1969 book, “On Death and Dying.” Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross describes the five stages of grief that patients experience as they approach physical death. The Red Skin Syndrome (RSS) patients experience the same five stages of grief as their [...]

Red Skin Syndrome (RSS) – Suffering – 5/8

By | November 23rd, 2015|RSS The Disease, White Paper|

In his 1992 book titled Intoxicated By My Illness Anatole Broyard wrote, “Illness is primarily a drama and it should be possible to enjoy it as well to suffer it. Suffering and joy are often more complimentary than oppositional; each requires the other.” There is somebody wiser than us, and that is everybody. [...]

Topical Steroid Addiction and Red Skin Syndrome – The Elephant in the Room – 4/8

By | November 18th, 2015|Information on Red Skin Syndrome, Topical Steroid Withdrawal, White Paper|

“An elephant in the room” is an English metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored or not being addressed. The idiomatic expression also applies to an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss. It is based on the idea that an elephant in the room would be impossible to [...]

Topical Steroid Addiction (TSA) – Psoriasis, Seborrheic Dermatitis, and Atopic Dermatitis – 3/8

By | November 17th, 2015|Information on Eczema, Treatment of Eczema, White Paper|

There are three dermatological diseases for which patients are put on protocols of long-term (chronic) corticosteroid use; they are psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and atopic dermatitis. Chronic steroid usage continues daily, weekly and yearly in many of the patients. In my experience all of the chronic users become addicted to the corticosteroids after varying periods of [...]

Topical Steroid Withdrawal – TSW – The Difficult Process of Recovery – 2/8

By | November 11th, 2015|Information on Red Skin Syndrome, Topical Steroid Withdrawal, White Paper|

My “White Paper” appearing in Blog 28 discussed topical steroid addiction (TSA). What follows is a description of the patient’s process after the diagnosis of topical steroid addiction is made when he/she must totally withdraw from topical steroids to be cured. The patient completely stops using any and all steroids. Usually within days flares of [...]

Topical Steroid Addiction (TSA) – a White Paper – 1/8

By | November 9th, 2015|Information on Red Skin Syndrome, Topical Steroid Withdrawal, White Paper|

After 30 years of successfully curing 3200 patients with Red Skin Syndrome (RSS) and after 30 years of unsuccessfully convincing my colleagues that RSS is due to topical steroid addiction (TSA) I have decided to issue a “White Paper.” A “White Paper” is an authoritative report or guide informing readers in a concise manner about [...]