144: How Chinese Medicine Can Help Topical Steroid Withdrawal w/ Dr. Olivia Hsu Friedman, DACM

Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW) is becoming more well known, but many Western medicine practitioners don't adequately recognize or treat it. My guest today will explain how Eastern medicine can help. Or, listen on your favorite app: iTunes (Apple Podcasts) | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | Subscribe on Android My guest today is Dr. Olivia Hsu Friedman, DACM, LAc, Dipl.OM. She is the…

132: What is Topical Steroid Withdrawal? w/ Kathryn Tullos

Many steroid (topical, oral, etc.) users are not given clear guidelines for how to safely use their steroid. This can lead to a condition called Topical Steroid Withdrawal Syndrome (TSW), which can severely impact the skin and overall health.  Or, listen on your favorite app: iTunes (Apple Podcasts) | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | Subscribe on Android My guest today, Kathryn Tullos is a…

096: Topical Steroid Withdrawal (A Personal Story) w/ Louise King

The conventional treatment for skin rash issues like eczema is topical steroid creams. Trying to go off the creams after a long period of time can lead to a little known condition called topical steroid withdrawal (TSW).  Or, listen on your favorite app: iTunes (Apple Podcasts) | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | Subscribe on Android My guest today is Louise King, a 28 year-old from the…

104: Topical B12 For Skin Rashes w/ Dr. Peter Lio

For those of us with chronic skin rashes, topical steroid creams are usually the first thing prescribed. But many of us aren't given any guidelines for the safe use of these topicals, or informed about alternative treatments we can utilize. Or, listen on your favorite app: iTunes (Apple Podcasts) | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | Subscribe on Android My guest today is Dr. Peter Lio. Dr.…

How Steroid Creams Make Your Skin Rashes Worse

If you’ve ever had a persistent itchy skin rash, you’re probably familiar with topical steroids, aka corticosteroids. Topical steroids are one of the primary treatments for skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis (AD). It makes sense - symptoms like redness, irritation, and itchy, flaky skin are annoying and painful. Of course, the first thing you want to do is stop the…

147: Could Breast Implant Illness Be Your Rash Trigger? w/ Dr. Anthony Youn

Today's episode is focused on breast implant illness, and its possible link to skin rashes. My guest will explain exactly what breast implant illness is, and why women may experience it. Or, listen on your favorite app: iTunes (Apple Podcasts) | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | Subscribe on Android My guest today, Anthony Youn, M.D. F.A.C.S, is known as America's Holistic Beauty Doc. He is…

130: Cortisol-Skin Connection w/ Brie Wieselman

External and internal stressors can have a negative impact on the skin. My guest today will discuss how various stressors can lead to inflammation, which can lead to skin rash issues.  Or, listen on your favorite app: iTunes (Apple Podcasts) | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | Subscribe on Android My guest today, Brie Wieselman, is a digestive and hormonal health specialist who works with…

Surprising Reasons Why Medicine For Eczema Won’t Work

Eczema is a deeply misunderstood condition. As a result, the often-prescribed medicine for eczema won't solve the underlying problems that keep triggering a flare. Instead, these eczema medications are often more of a band-aid that keeps you frustratingly stuck in a never-ending cycle of managing your skin. We spend so much time trying to treat eczema from an "outside in" approach without much…

Eczema

Could This Itchy Rash Be Eczema?Wondering what’s causing your dry, itchy skin – and what’s up with those red patches that come and go? There’s a pretty good chance it is eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis. It’s a common skin disorder that often starts in childhood and can run in families. In children, it may clear up and go away on its own. But it can also last into adulthood. Sometimes,…

108: New Research On CBD For Your Rashes w/ Lily Mazzarella

CBD is all the rage at the moment. My guest is back to discuss new research on CBD and its potential for those of us with skin rashes.   Or, listen on your favorite app: iTunes (Apple Podcasts) | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | Subscribe on Android My guest today, Lily Mazzarella, MS, CNS, is an herbalist, nutritionist, educator and writer. She is the owner of Farmacopia, a modern…