There is a question of how rare Topical Steroid Addiction is and even statements made that addiction to this drug is indeed rare but the truth is, no clinical studies have been done to confirm this assumption.
I spoke with my allergist last week and asked him to consider if he took 100 of his 1000's of patients off all forms of topical steroids for 6 or 8 weeks, what would he see? It truly challenged him and his answer was that there are many types of steroids to help patients. He finally admitted that he has a couple of patients that are not responding to any treatments of steroids, Protopic and light booth so they may in fact have this "Red Skin Syndrome" and he promised to read all the literature I brought him and look into it more. That, my friends is how we begin to change this travesty, whether it's rare or not (which I doubt) it needs to stop as the suffering I see in the ITSAN support groups is enough to make anyone with a heart, cry daily forever!
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