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Louise King TSW

Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW): all you need to know.

Independent natural skincare brand Balmonds is hosting a Topical Steroid Withdrawal information week from 29th July.

As part of our commitment to support our customers and amplify the voices of those with chronic skin conditions, we’re providing information and support for those affected by the condition known as topical steroid withdrawal, red skin syndrome or steroidal dermatitis.

Although this is a recognised condition, and the side effects of topical corticosteroids are well documented in the medical profession and eczema communities, many sufferers find it very hard to access appropriate care and treatment from their GPs and dermatologists. RSS is seen as a very rare condition, and topical steroids are still prescribed as a matter of course as primary long-term treatment for eczema, psoriasis and other chronic skin conditions, despite current advice around potencies and duration...

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