Category Archives: TSW

Do you know what is a corticosteroid, how strong are they, and how to recognize them?

I’m sure many of us who had eczema before in our lifetime had been to a doctor who prescribed a cream or an ointment, with or without your knowledge that it was a topical steroid. Some came in its original packaging with all the needed labels while some doctors prescribed self compounded cream that may […]

HSA Alert: ‘Lung Tan Tsao’ found to contain potent topical steroid

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) is alerting members of the public not to purchase or consume the product below. These products may pose serious health risks as they were tested to contain potent medicinal ingredients including a steroid and an antihistamine. Product name Potent medicinal ingredients ‘Lung Tan Tsao’‘蘢膽草清血解毒藥(丸)’ ChlorpheniramineDexamethasone How potent is Dexamethasone? Dexamethasone is a […]

7 Common Questions About Topical Corticosteroid Withdrawal Explained

What is topical corticosteroid withdrawal? Topical corticosteroid withdrawal also commonly known as Topical Steroid Withdrawl (TSW) refers to a rare adverse reaction relating to the use of a topical steroid after it has been discontinued. This reaction can occur after prolonged, inappropriate, and/or frequent use/abuse of moderate- to high-potency topical corticosteroids. There are two distinct clinical presentations of topical steroid […]

Man With Eczema Shows Incredible Transformation After Ditching Topical Steroid

An eczema sufferer has revealed pictures of his transformation since ditching steroid medication and depriving his body of all moisture. When Jonathan Rowe, 32, developed eczema on his face when he was 18 his doctor gave him a steroid-based cream to treat it, and although it seemed to fix the problem initially, the rash-like eczema returned soon after. Jonathan, from London, […]

How To Avoid Food Allergies

“Itching of the eyes, swelling of the lips, tongue, mouth, and throat, wheezing, difficulty in breathing, dizziness, fainting, and pale blue skin are some common symptoms of a food allergy” A food allergy can be the result of an overreaction by your immune system to a particular food or a substance in the food. Hence, […]

Toddler Eczema Turns Into ‘Oozing, Scabbed’ Skin on ‘Every Inch’ of Body Due to Topical Steroid Withdrawal

When Kristi Chun’s 1-1/2-month-old son, Colby, showed signs of eczema on his ear, she picked up a bottle of over-the-counter anti-itch lotion, not realizing she was starting her family on a years-long journey of doctors’ visits and sleepless nights. The Cetaphil was effective practically overnight, the mom of one recalls to PEOPLE, but when it […]

HSA Alert: Undeclared Potent Ingredients Found in Four Skin Creams

An Infant has been hospitalised for using the following topical creams. An unlabelled diaper cream supplied by a traditional practitioner in Malaysia ‘D’Splendid Kidzema Cream’ ‘CLAĺR DE LUNE P. Tuberose Day Cream’ CLAĺR DE LUNE S. Involcurata Night Cream’ An infant (less than one-year-old) developed Cushing’s syndrome following the use of an unlabelled cream for […]