Practical Dermatology: Topical Steroid Addiction in Dermatology Today

By |2021-10-19T03:16:45-07:00December 12th, 2019|Red Skin Syndrome|

Original article was published by Practical Dermatology in November 2019: An article, “Topical Steroid Withdrawal in Atopic Dermatitis” appeared in the August 2019 issue of Practical Dermatology®. I had several concerns about the information, content, bibliography, including the general tenor and ultimate recommendations. The article in question only superficially scratched the surface of this problem [...]

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RSS Patients from Other States & Countries

By |2021-10-19T03:16:45-07:00November 12th, 2018|Red Skin Syndrome, RSS Patients|

In the past 5 years, approximately 350 RSS patients from all corners of the USA and from around the world: Europe, Asia, and South America have sought consultation with me. These patients have either flown in to Los Angeles or I have aided their local physicians in caring for them. Two weeks ago, an RSS [...]

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Nitric Oxide

By |2019-12-12T18:13:31-08:00November 9th, 2018|Red Skin Syndrome, RSS|

Nitric oxide has important roles in the body. This chemical attained star status in the 1980’s when it was discovered that it is a key molecule in the cardiovascular system that helps keep blood vessels healthy and regulates blood pressure. Nitric oxide (NO) is released by the inner layer of blood vessels keeping these vessels [...]

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Lymphoma Misdiagnosed in RSS

By |2021-10-19T03:16:45-07:00November 7th, 2018|Red Skin Syndrome|

Over the past 18 months I have treated four patients who had been misdiagnosed with lymphoma of the skin and /or Sezary syndrome, an end stage form of lymphoma. None of the four patients I treated had corroboratory lab studies - no skin biopsy proven lymphoma or any blood study showing lymphoma cells, or lymph [...]

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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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Why More Studies?

By |2019-12-12T18:13:33-08:00July 19th, 2017|Red Skin Syndrome, Red Skin Syndrome Cures, RSS Patients|

A cured steroid addicted RSS patient forwarded the most recent advertisement from ITSAN to me. It is a call for patients to sign on to a study of RSS patients in Australia. It must be clarified for ITSAN that in appropriate medical parlance you do studies and lab tests when you do not have an [...]

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