Red skin syndrome/topical steroid withdrawal

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What is red skin syndrome/topical steroid withdrawal?

Red skin syndrome is characterized as an inflammatory skin reaction to overuse of steroid creams; the skin becomes red, swollen with burning and itching. Topical steroid withdrawal occurs after the steroids have been discontinued.

Common symptoms reported by people with red skin syndrome/topical steroid withdrawal

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Treatments taken by people for red skin syndrome/topical steroid withdrawal

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Who has red skin syndrome/topical steroid withdrawal on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 78 say red skin syndrome is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 10
30s 25
40s 16
50s 11
60s 12
70+ 10
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 25
Female 66

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 7
Not Diagnosed 13

These charts show data from red skin syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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