Drug Company Still Marketing Steroids

By |2021-10-19T03:16:45-07:00November 2nd, 2018|False Treatments, Red Skin Syndrome|

I received a copy of an article titled, “Topical corticosteroids for treatment-resistant atopic dermatitis” by a fellow dermatologist. I assumed it would be a fun vintage historical insight into what we were taught in the 1960s. I should know better than to jump to conclusions. The article appeared in the September, 2018 edition of a [...]

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ITSAN Meeting Call for Attendees

By |2021-10-19T03:16:45-07:00October 31st, 2018|False Treatments, Red Skin Syndrome, RSS|

Sadly, the topical steroids that bring temporary relief to many patients also brings Red Skin Syndrome (RSS) - an addiction to topical steroids - to many. RSS is a condition that is completely curable by withdrawing from steroids but dermatologists and general practitioners routinely misdiagnose the condition as chronic eczema - and then prescribe even [...]

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ITSAN Rebuke

By |2019-12-12T18:13:32-08:00March 26th, 2018|False Treatments|

I take a detour today from many more Dupilumab stories by concentrating on a new ITSAN appeal for donations over the heading "I wish I would have known (about steroids)." The implications of this new campaign are that it is an evil drug. Steroid creams used properly in the proper strength for the correct amount [...]

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Suffering Patients

By |2019-12-12T18:13:32-08:00March 22nd, 2018|False Treatments|

All addicted people (not patients yet), whether it be opioids, amphetamines, alcohol, or steroid creams - all have the same comment - "I'm only using a little," "I can stop anytime," "I am not addicted," "Leave me alone." There is always a hint of anger in their comment because you might take away their 'fix.' [...]

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