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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 [...]

Worsening Eczema and RSS – The Iatrogenic Illness

By | October 1st, 2015|Treatment of Eczema, What Is Eczema|

Hippocrates lived in the 5th century BC and is credited with warning physicians, First do no harm. Many centuries later William Osler taught, One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine. In a war of ideas it is people who get killed. This [...]

Eczema – Diet

By | September 23rd, 2015|Information on Eczema, Treatment of Eczema, What Is Eczema|

Because it is the easiest, most abundant, and readily accessible, changing our diet is sought after as a remedy by an astounding number of patients suffering from an astonishing array of diseases. This is especially true of the TSA/TSW/RSS patient who have run the gamut of deleting foodstuffs from their diet. The mind of [...]

Eczema – Simplicity Is the Answer

By | September 19th, 2015|Red Skin Syndrome Causes, Treatment of Eczema, What Is Eczema|

In countless entries on Facebook, the Internet, and in private conversations the suffering addicted and withdrawal RSS patients report endless lists of foods, medicaments, potions and oils that they have tried in futile attempts to relieve their suffering. Advice came to these patients from friends, practitioners, gurus and various soothsayers. The reality is that none [...]

Eczema – Testing

By | September 16th, 2015|Information on Eczema, Information on Red Skin Syndrome, Treatment of Eczema, What Is Eczema|

Woolf and Harris, family medicine practitioners from Virginia and North Carolina, wrote an article on the harms of screening tests in the Journal of the AMA in 2012. I now quote their first two paragraphs to make a point about so many tests that the RSS patients unnecessarily go through. Medicine is a science, [...]

Eczema: The Confident Doctor by Sir William Osler

By | September 12th, 2015|Information on Red Skin Syndrome, Treatment of Eczema, What Is Eczema|

Sir William delivered the below extemporaneous remarks to a group of medical students over 100 years ago; yet they still resonate with us a century later. “There is a strong feeling abroad among people that we doctors are given over nowadays to science; that we care much more for the disease and its scientific aspects [...]

Eczema: Searching for the Doctor

By | September 8th, 2015|Treatment of Eczema, What Is Eczema|

Sherwin Nuland MD, a recently deceased and famous Yale University surgeon wrote many books, essays and commentaries. My most favorite commentary was published several years ago in the American Scholar. I cite it here so that I can direct the RSS patients to the appropriate caregiver who will understand the problem and will make the [...]