Reports from the Medical Commuity
Adverse effects of topical steroids report by University of California Dept. of Medicine: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1022645/pdf/westjmed00054-0027.pdf
MedWatch study of Topical Steroid Rebound
Indian Journal of Dermatology: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3401837/
Baghdad study on 75 patients who have what the medical community calls “Steroid Dermatitis Resembling Rosacea” (SDRR)
A 1952 study of eczema in infancy and childhood looks at the lack of effectiveness with corticosteroid use
Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine study of Glucocorticoid-induced diabetes and adrenal suppression
FDA document titled “Topical Corticosteroids and HPA Axis Suppression
Adrenal suppression from topical steroids surprisingly high.
Topical corticosteroid addiction on face
1968 study of corticosteroid effects on skin
The cure, total cessation of the steroids and sunshine under a doctor’s supervision, as the patient gets better. “I hate that they bad mouth the sun many diagnoses can be treated and cured by the sun,” said Dr. Rapaport. ” We try the best we can with other medications to get them through the symptoms. It takes time to heal and for some patients can take up to four years to get their skin back too normal.”
The online support group I belong to called ITSAN calls on the ESDR-Global Derm, the American Medical Association, American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatology- American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the FDA, to recognize Topical Steroid Addiction & Withdrawal and Steroid Induced Eczema as a health crisis among the eczema patient community. We ask for mandatory warning labels on topical steroids explaining the potential of addiction in atopic patients. We also call on them to stop the prescription of topical steroids to children ages 18 and under and find safer non-addictive alternatives to treat eczema. We request that the prescription guidelines for treating eczema be changed!
We NEED signatures! Please go to this website to sign the petition and show your support!