If I'm being perfectly honest, I don't really want to write this blog. Being the mother of two small children, I don't have a lot of spare time and energy, and I don't really want to go back to that dark place we were in so many months ago when my children's eczema was at its worst. It was a desperate, terrifying, painful time, and I have no desire to relive it.
But I'm going to. Eczema is on the rise in modern society, and the severity of the condition seems to be following the upward trend as well. I've been in the eczema groups on Facebook, I've searched the internet looking for solutions: I know there are a lot of parents out there in that desperate, dark, painful place that we were in, and so I'm doing this blog for you. It's the right thing to do; it is exactly the sort of lifeline I was looking for all those months ago.
Instead, I found A LOT of blogs about Topical Steroid Addiction (TSA) and its consequence, Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW), also known as Red Skin Syndrome. I found the ITSAN website. I found very vocal parents on eczema support groups insisting that the only way to 'cure' severe eczema that appears to be worsening or not responding to topical steroids is to accept that the steroids are causing the problem and to quit them, cold turkey, thus putting the body through TSW. I'm not going to go into the details of TSW on this blog--there is ample information out there on this topic. It is enough to say that it is a gruelling, horrific process.
Dr. Aron's therapy is the antidote to TSW, in my opinion. PARENTS: YOU HAVE A CHOICE! It is not TSW or bust: you can control and, in many cases, put your child's eczema into remission without having to put your child though the hideous experience of TSW. Don't be fooled: there is NO cure for eczema. Some people are just atopic and will always be that much more sensitive and prone to conditions like allergies, asthma, and eczema. But that doesn't mean atopic individuals have to suffer with eczema unchecked. Dr. Aron's regime achieves the desired aim of TSW without the pain or the itch. In other words it treats and controls severe, otherwise resistant eczema. The approach is beautiful in its simplicity and even more fantastic in its results: check out his website for more details of how it works and a few video testimonials www.draron.com. We have also started a group on Facebook for parents who wish to talk to other parents whose children are under the care of Dr. A: Dr Aron Eczema Treatment Discussion Group. It is a private group, so you will have to request to join.
I am in no way affiliated with Dr. A, other than by being the mother of two of his patients, and I get no financial gain from publishing this recommendation. I am doing it because I believe so strongly that he can help those people who are at the end of their tether, and especially those who think TSW is the only option left to them. It isn't: there is light in that dark, desperate world.