Indian Harbour Beach, FL (PRWEB) February 06, 2013
The teleconference was led by Kelly Palace, president & co-founder, and delivered by fellow co-founder, Dr. Marvin Rapaport. The purpose of the teleconference was to provide a free, open, friendly, question and answer session for eczema patients interested in learning about topical steroid addiction and withdrawal.
Kelly Palace opened the call by sharing her story of sickness and health when it comes to eczema and topical steroid cream addiction. She found Dr. Rapaport who provided a correct diagnosis and cause for her otherwise unknown and worsening condition. He advised her to quit using topical steroid cream to cure her skin and regain overall health. Kelly was in delight over finding a great doctor. After spending countless dollars on fake diets and snake oil, she proposed starting a non-profit to warn more eczema patients about the effects of topical steroids. Dr. Rapaport accepted and the two co-found a grassroots non-profit charity to raise awareness about the issue. The non profit has grown online to over 600 members all of which are eczema patients suffering and identifying with Kellys story.
Dr. Rapaport introduced himself with an opening salvo on the pathology of eczema as a disease as well as, how an eczema patient is more susceptible to topical steroid cream dependence over other types of patients that use the medicine for other skin diseases and rashes.
The lecture looked to dispel long held ideas and myths about eczema and its many causes and called into question the legitimacy of scratch tests to detect eczema skin allergies. These patients have an inheritance that causes hypersensitive skin, if you scratch them, they will tend to itch, this can be triggered by scratching them with almost anything. In Dr. Rapaports opinion, the tests fail to resolve the underlying disease and fail to give greater insight into what is causing the painful, itchy, burning and spreading eczema. Instead, he advises doctors to take full patient histories, then examine the rash, and lastly test for allergies. Doctors go right for the tests, and blame the patient, they say, What did you eat? What are you allergic to? At the end of the visit they still get frustrated and just end up giving you more steroids, when it is steroids that are the true culprits.
Dr. Rapaport stressed the fact that ITSAN is a non-profit with a mission to share this information as it impacts so many people who are struggling with eczema, especially children. Were not selling anything. Instead, were taking things (topical steroid creams) away.
I ran the UCLA research clinic years back and solved the problem of worsening eczema. Why the patient is finding the information liberating, but not their doctor is beyond me. Said Dr. Rapaport.
The plea is if indeed, the physician recognizes that you have an ongoing worsening condition of eczema. A consideration should strongly be given to you being addicted to the cortisone, and that ceasing it will lead to a cure.
Click eczema and topical steroid addiction teleconference to listen to the full one hour and twenty six minutes.
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 nations 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://www.itsan.org