Something you are not told about when going to the doctors with your skin issues or your little ones.
-For our son & some people steroids are not the answer.-
If you find that your eczema just won’t give up, it goes away with steroids but when you stop using them, comes back in full force & a lot of the time even worse than before & in new locations on your body. You too may be addicted to topical steroids.
We were constantly researching how to help our sons eczema and we found a website called itsan, (red skin syndrome support)
What is red skin syndrome?
Red Skin Syndrome, also known as Topical Steroid Addiction and Withdrawal, is a debilitating condition that can arise from the use of topical steroid creams to treat a skin problem such as eczema.
All the stories from others on itsan, children & adults sounded so similar to ours & we knew we had to stop steroids. So we did & so the withdrawals began.
It was a year from hell but I am so glad we decided to stop steroids & help our boy. He is completely healed and we have found his eczema triggers.
If you know anyone suffering please share our story so we can try & help in anyway.
Check out our other blog posts to see our story 🙂
You are not alone.
Please note this is just our story & what has worked for us. Please seek medical advise before stopping any medication and changing diet.