‘Topical Steroid Withdrawal’ (TSW) is believed to be an iatrogenic condition, meaning it is caused by medication.
It is understood that TSW is a response to the cessation of the use of topical steroids. It is unclear as to why this reaction is happening in some patients.
Topical steroids are anti-inflammatory prescription creams commonly used to treat skin conditions such as eczema.
Topical Steroid Addiction (TSA) and the subsequent withdrawal (TSW) can be so debilitating, it can put one’s physical and mental health at serious risk. Many sufferers become seriously ill, causing them to lose their independence and reducing their quality of life.