“My son is 10 years old and has been dealing with eczema since he was about 3 years old. It started off as not a big deal but as the years went by it got worse and worse and we were continually told that he was the worst case they had ever seen. We have been to countless dermatologists and allergists and I did what I was told. Oral prednisone, clobetesol, elidel, dermasmoothe, tobradex, antibiotics, protopic, betamethasone, allergy shots, bleach baths, wraps etc. etc. He was getting worse and worse and I was as at my wit’s end when I finally discovered ITSAN. I cried and cried when I watched your video because it finally made sense and I knew in my heart this was it.”
By Dr Marvin Rapaport, MD|2019-12-12T18:16:46-08:00July 20th, 2015|Patient Histories|Comments Off on Patient 2
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About the Author: Dr Marvin Rapaport, MD
In 1978 I initiated and set up the contact and photo dermatitis clinic at UCLA. There was a need to evaluate a large group of patients who exhibited severe eczematoid rashes, especially on the face. Patients were referred from all over Southern California. All patients underwent a lengthy history and examination. Further evaluations included blood studies, allergy patch testing, special sunlight (photo) testing and skin biopsies. From the start it was apparent that most patients experienced a mild dermatitis on various parts of the body that progressively worsened. Their histories always included numerous doctor visits, multiple physicians, and therapy consisting of an increasing amount of corticosteroids. My testing failed to reveal any specific culprit chemicals, cosmetics, perfumes, workplace or recreational exposures. It became increasingly clear that the physician’s therapy, the corticosteroids, was invariably causing the problem. I wrote 7 scientific articles that were published in the most august peer-reviewed dermatologic journals and I gave many lectures at various dermatology meetings. To this day an unfortunate reluctance exists on the part of most physicians to accept this simple concept.