Topical Steroid Withdrawal: The Ultimate Guide & Resource Page

Steroid skin syndrome with Senile Xerosis

Topical steroid withdrawal occurs when a patient ceases the application of topical steroid creams on their skin. When this happens, the patient undergoes a withdrawal process which affect his or her physical, psychological and hormonal systems. Before we go deep into the nitty gritty, here are some key resources to put this topic in context. (and to give it some legitimacy) Research and … [Read more...]

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Assessing Feedback and its implications

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You decide to do MW. You then develop a dry rash over the next 1 week. You decide to expose your skin to the sun by taking a walk in the afternoon. And your skin felt itchy during the night. You ate tomatoes, and you develop an itch and rash immediately. What if you ate certain supplements (say you have been tested positive for some MTHFR gene defect and you take some vits), and get the … [Read more...]

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Topical Steroids and Chemotherapy. And what exactly are we trying to solve?

what are we solving?

Topical steroids as a management therapy for skin conditions is similar to chemotherapy, for cancer. There are the good and bad parts for Chemo. The good part is that it kills your cancerous cells. The bad part is that it kills your healthy cells too. (There is also frontiers on highly targeted chemotherapy, but that is not in this context of discussion). Use chemo on a perfectly normal … [Read more...]

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Non-linearity. And why TSA is not universal to all Eczema Sufferers.

Sprinter

  Consider 2 athletes. One covers a total of 1000m by doing 100m all out sprints, followed by short rests, then repeating each sprints. The other covers a similar 1000m by running at a constant pace. Both will derive entirely different physiological responses and benefits despite covering the same distance. The same idea can be used to explain why not everyone experiences … [Read more...]

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Back! Skin updates during tour + Pictures Galore

Koalas

It was a great escape away from warm humid Singapore! Weather in Melbourne was cold, as low as 3-4 deg C and up to 10+ deg C in the day. It was delightful when the sun is up, but especially brutal when it is windy and rainy. My skin held up very well in Melbourne. There were no flares or any significant issues that bothered me especially. Things changed when we went to Sydney for the 2nd … [Read more...]

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Time is the only factor in TSW recovery. Really?

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TSW warriors hear it all the time: "With time, you will heal." "The only cure is time." "There is nothing you can do, except to wait it out." The concept of recovery time in TSW is confusing because on one hand, all sufferers want their misery to end quickly. On the other, having the "will to recover" alone often does not give them the speedy results they desire. Here is my view on … [Read more...]

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