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My Journey

By | March 14th, 2017|Information on Red Skin Syndrome, Topical Steroid Withdrawal|

Dr. Rapaport, I recently came across one of the pictures of my Topical Steroid Withdrawal/Red Skin Syndrome (TSW/RSS) journey. It was of my lips – swollen, red, burning, peeling, splitting. Some symptoms were apparent before stopping TS, yet several dermatologists continued to prescribe them, Protopic and Elidel. I also endured probably all of the other [...]

Persistence in Atopic Dermatitis

By | November 30th, 2016|Information on Red Skin Syndrome, RSS The Disease, 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) [...]

RSS and Science Denial

By | September 1st, 2016|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 [...]

The Price of Beauty

By | August 24th, 2016|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. [...]

Topical Steroid Addiction (TSA) & Red Skin Syndrome (RSS) – Medical Errors

By | August 3rd, 2016|Information on Red Skin Syndrome, Topical Steroid Withdrawal|

Topical Steroid Addiction (TSA) & Red Skin Syndrome (RSS) – Medical Errors Medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States. This is due to wrong diagnosis, wrong medications, and wrong medical management, wrong techniques, and preventable infections acquired in hospitals. Treatment mishaps must include topical steroid addiction (TSA) patients. [...]

Red Skin Syndrome & the Sun

By | July 28th, 2016|Information on Red Skin Syndrome, Red Skin Syndrome Causes|

Red Skin Syndrome - Sun Exposure Much has been written about damage to the skin caused by sun exposure. Most Americans are fearful of every ray of sunshine because they worry that a new wrinkle or a skin cancer will develop from even the smallest amount of exposure. Are these concerns valid? The following evaluation [...]

Topical Steroid Addiction (TSA) and Facebook

By | July 13th, 2016|Information on Red Skin Syndrome, Topical Steroid Withdrawal|

Blog 42 concerns Dr. Aron’s topical steroid homeopathic remedy and claims of cure for Red Skin Syndrome (RSS), the condition that results from overuse of topical corticosteroids. Advocates of Dr. Aron’s program stridently declare on Facebook that all patients who do not follow his treatment are misinformed and undergoing needless discomfort with steroid withdrawal. These [...]

Answer to Aron Advocates

By | July 7th, 2016|Information on Red Skin Syndrome, Red Skin Syndrome Cures|

The Aron forces are out in number and well versed in ranting and raving. Theirs is not well thought out science - just harmful ranting and raving. John Stuart Mill, a 19th century libertarian, would be proud of their defiant independent approach to self destruction. It is okay for them to continue in their [...]

Red Skin Syndrome – Dr. Aron’s Recipe is NO Cure

By | July 5th, 2016|Information on Red Skin Syndrome, Red Skin Syndrome Cures|

Dr. Aron’s promise of homeopathic “cure” requires intense scrutiny. The 3500 patients that I have seen had remarkably similar medical histories that began with eczema in childhood. My contention is that within months they became addicted to the topical corticosteroids that were typically prescribed. The redness, oozing from the skin, and the generalized erythema that [...]

Misguided Therapies

By | April 20th, 2016|Information on Red Skin Syndrome, Red Skin Syndrome Cures, Uncategorized|

In the journey to attain wellness from TSA, so many suggestions, hints, tidbits, absolutes, alternatives and bizarre thoughts have been written copied and advised with invariably poor results. Why is that enthusiasm is vast and vocal when an individual believes that an epiphany has been visited and therefore must be given to others? But when [...]