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ESDR-Global Derm-ADD-American Academy of Dermatology-FDA-American Pharmacists Association-APhA

We passionately call on The European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR)- The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)- American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and The FDA (Food and Drug Administration to recognize this as a very real and widely growing health and social problem.

We call on them to make it mandatory for warning labels of potential serious addiction, to be attached to ALL topical steroids, whether prescription or over-the-counter.

We also call on them to stop the prescription of dangerous topical steroids to children under 18 and find safer non-addictive alternatives for skin issues.

Signed,

Joey VanDyke

This petition closed over 1 year ago

How this will help

Too many doctors and dermatologists know the dangers of topical steroids and how they thin the skin and can cause Cushings Disease if overdosed enough.

We have over 300 adults and 50 children from...

Too many doctors and dermatologists know the dangers of topical steroids and how they thin the skin and can cause Cushings Disease if overdosed enough.

We have over 300 adults and 50 children from 12 different nations, some as young as 3 months that have joined the ITSAN support group that is a little over a year old since June 2011. They have desperately sought help for what they thought was atopic dermatitis, but discovered red, hot burning skin and many other painful symptoms after cessation of topical steroids. Some of the members have been using these immunosuppressants for 45+ years!

We are not saying everything is RSS, but it is usually overlooked as atopic dermatitis and the poor patient gets overdosed with stronger and stronger steroids way past the safe time of two weeks. We want to end this horrible suffering and pain that can go on for 4 years for some long term users, Suicide is a common threat as the Red Skin Syndrome is too much suffering for some to endure.

Help us get the petition to 5000 so we can present it to those named and achieve the important warning labels for ALL topical steroids and save many from this hellish road. Thank you!

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