Tag Archives: topical steroid withdrawal

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 […]

Understanding Eczema

For many Eczema sufferers out there, they have to endure tremendous pressure from outsiders look. “I have to ignore the looks from strangers and even have to withstand direct questions from uncle and aunties in polyclinics”, said one Eczema Sufferer. Eczema is the top skin condition seen at the National Skin Centre. In 2017, it […]

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 […]