Indian Harbour Beach, FL (PRWEB) September 13, 2012
ITSAN calls on The European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR)- The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)- American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and The FDA (Food and Drug Administration to recognize “Red Skin Syndrome” as a real and rapidly growing healthcare problem.
We call on these organizations to make it mandatory for warning labels to be attached to all topical steroids. These medications must state the potential of addiction, whether prescription or over-the-counter.
ITSAN also calls on cessation of topical steroids prescribed to children under 18 and instead opt for safer non-addictive alternatives.
We are a support group of patients suffering from all over the world who were prescribed topical steroids for various skin conditions and as a result our condition worsened and our skin became addicted. We needed more and more medicine to obtain the same result until our skin broke into a permanent red eczema rash that continued to spread across our bodies.
“We were not warned of this possibility and within two weeks our skin became addicted needing more and more medicine to achieve the same result creating an addiction and unforeseen consequences to our skin when we tried to withdraw from the medication.” States Kelly Palace, president of ITSAN.
Dr. Marvin Rapaport of Beverly Hills, California, has studied and documented topical steroid addiction and withdrawal in many leading medical journals. At his practice in Beverly Hills he has treated and cured over 2,000 patients for mild to severe steroid addiction.
He has successfully guided these patients through the hellish, burning, oozing, itching and depressing withdrawal process that can take anywhere from six months to three years to complete. His colleague Dr. Fukaya of Japan has also documented the same results and published them in Japan’s leading medical journals.
Dr. Rapaport concurs that topical steroids exacerbate eczema that would have normally cleared by adolescence. As a result he now sees thousands of all adults from all ages who suffer from steroid addiction, and not chronic eczema.
To sign the petition click here: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/label-all-topical-steroid-cremes-of-potential-severe-ad/sign.html
To learn more about Dr. Marvin Rapaport and his research on topical steroid addiction, please visit http://itsan.org/
About The International Topical Steroid Addiction Network:
ITSAN was officially Co-Founded by Dermatologist Dr. Marvin Rapaport, full professor at UCLA Medical Center and the nation’s leading expert on the subject. Kelly Palace, Co-Founder and president, was one of the 2,000 patients that Dr. Rapaport treated and cured. An online community of over 100 patients with this condition also contributed ideas, money and inspiration to start ITSAN. For more information please visit http://itsan.org