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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 [...]

Cured

By | April 11th, 2016|RSS Patients, RSS The Disease|

Dear Dr. Rapaport, I am profoundly grateful to you. I am writing to express my admiration and deep appreciation for your commitment to uncovering the existence of steroid induced eczema (Red Skin Syndrome) and your willingness to state publicly and candidly that the cure for RSS is total and complete withdrawal from steroids. My husband [...]

Hocus-Pocus Science and Ill-Fated Therapies

By | January 22nd, 2016|Information on Red Skin Syndrome, RSS The Disease, Treatment of Red Skin Syndrome|

There is widespread medical misunderstanding of Red Skin Syndrome (RSS).  When RSS is misdiagnosed the patient suffers through mistreatment as well. I have listed several of the “myths” that lead to misdiagnosis and mistreatment. It is a magnificent feeling to recognize the unity of complex phenomena which appear to be things quite apart from [...]

Controversy

By | January 16th, 2016|Information on Red Skin Syndrome, RSS The Disease|

It has been brought to my attention that several pronouncements and postings on ITSAN website and Facebook pages state that there is no treatment or cure for Red Skin Syndrome (RSS) and that symptoms resolve over time. These statements are misguided, misleading, and mistaken. There IS a cure for RSS. The medical protocol that is [...]

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. [...]

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: 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 [...]