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Red Skin Syndrome Stages and When to Best Use Emu Oil

Red Skin Syndrome

Your pesky, itchy eczema may have started when you were a little child. Or maybe your dry red skin has recently appeared.

Whether eczema is old news or not — it is detrimental, embarrassing, and sometimes debilitating.

And the chances are you’ve turned to corticosteroids (topical steroids) as a way of relief and to achieve normal skin.

But quite possibly, once you began using the steroid cream, you kept using it. It has become the only thing that will reduce the redness, inflammation, and the itchiness associated with eczema.

Unfortunately, you might have already begun to notice but the longer you use steroid cream, the more tolerance your body builds to the steroids.

This is topical steroid addiction; a vicious cycle of progressively using stronger and stronger steroid creams to see any improvements. Or to just keep the rash at bay.

In fact, red skin syndrome (RSS) is the result of no longer using steroid cream. Yet sometimes all it takes for red skin syndrome to flare up is a break between steroid treatments.

Red skin syndrome can show up in many ways and vary depending on the person. For example, red skin syndrome can appear as:

  • Red, burning, or inflamed skin.
  • Cracked, dry skin.
  • Puffy, itchy skin.

And that's just to name a few symptoms.

The good news?

If you quit the steroid cream for good, there is hope for a life without painful skin.

And Emu Joy is here to help and support you throughout this journey.

With our emu oil-based products, your skin can find relief through topical steroid withdrawal syndrome and soothe red skin syndrome.

But first, you need to understand the long-term side effects of steroid cream.

The Long-Term Side Effects of Topical Steroid Cream

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How Do Steroid Creams Treat Eczema

Let’s begin by discussing the medicated creams that a doctor might prescribe you — steroid creams.

Steroid creams come in a variety of potencies and can reduce inflammation, itchiness, and redness in the short-term.

Actually, to give you a better idea, here is a list of steroid creams available and what their potency levels are:

    • Hydrocortisone and prednisolone: mild-potency and available over-the-counter.
    • Prednicarbate, methylprednisolone, and triamcinolone: moderate-potency.
    • Betamethasone and mometasone: high-potency.
    • Clobetasol: ultra high-potency.

      Typically, people start out with the mild, over the counter version. But gradually, they build up a tolerance and that potency no longer works for them.

      In fact, applying the now tolerated cream might not have any effect. Or, the application of it might actually aggravate the rash and make the symptoms even worse.

      At this point, most people will immediately grab for the more potent prescription steroid creams for fast relief. And for a while, they might experience relief. But the vicious steroid cycle won't end there.

      Actually, it won't be long until their bodies have built up a tolerance to the most potent steroid creams.

      As discussed earlier, this is topical steroid addiction. And it’s not the worst part.

      The worst part is the symptoms one has to endure between steroid treatments or when one stops using the steroid creams. Otherwise known as topical steroid withdrawal syndrome (TWS).

      Actually, red skin syndrome is one of the very painful symptoms of topical steroid withdrawal syndrome.

      Below you will find an enlightening video that seeks to educate us about the effects of steroid creams and how to safely stop using them.

      The Symptoms of Red Skin Syndrome 

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      The symptoms of red skin syndrome can be dehilbiltating, embarrassing, and depressing.

      And the symptoms can vary from person to person. For example, the symptoms of red skin syndrome are:

      • A rash that worsens and redness increases when steroids and treatments have ceased.
      • Burning skin.
      • Super dry and crinkly skin.
      • Skin pigmentation such as white/brown/grey patches anywhere the steroid cream has been applied.
      • Stretch marks.
      • Steroid acne.
      • Thick, leathery skin.
      • Thinning/loss of hair.
      • Dry, cracking skin.
      • Skin infections that require antibiotics.
      • Lasting and unyielding itchiness.

      And as you probably know, these symptoms feel worse than they sound. However, it is extremely important to stay strong and refrain from using steroids for relief.

      Even when you feel like you can't take the pain anymore, remember that steroids will only make it worse in the long-term.

      And the steroids will only prolong your healing journey.

      So, when recovering from topical steroid withdrawal syndrome and RSS, the withdrawal period will take some patience and determination.

      In fact, a full recovery from TWS and RSS can take months. But a life free from chemical steroid creams that do not have your best interest and health in mind —  is 100% worth it.

      However, there is an all-natural, safe, and effective product that has brought relief to many people who have suffered from TWS and red skin syndrome — emu oil.

      Eczema prone skin miracle!

      Before using Emu Oil I had constantly used topical steroid cream to help keep my eczema from flaring up. After deciding to ween off of the steroid cream to avoid long term side effects, a flare up was inevitable. I researched natural products to help with my problem, which is where I found Emu Joy! I started using this product twice daily and it very quickly diminished the eczema flare ups I had been having. I was so so shocked. I now use it once daily, sparingly intermixed with Soothe my Skin. I swear it's all I need to keep my skin moisturized and calm.

      Andrew G.

      Emu Oil and Emu Oil-Based Products Can Help You Through TWS and RSS

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      Red Skin Syndrome (RSS) Causes ans Treatment Options

      Rest assured that red skin syndrome does go away as long as you stop using steroid cream.

      The journey to recovery is not always easy or without pain. However, emu oil can assist the healing process and soothe your skin.

      In fact, it’s the polyunsaturated fats within emu oil that makes it so unique and effective. And, emu oil contains omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids.

      This allows emu oil to quickly and easily penetrate all seven layers of the skin. As a result, emu oil starts healing from deep within the skin and on the surface.

      Emu oil stimulates collagen production which accelerates wound and burn healing.

      Plus, this oil contains vitamin A which stimulates new skin cell growth and restores skin cell structure.

      And more importantly, vitamin A contains retinoids which reverse the inhibitory effects that steroid creams have on wound healing.

      So, in a nutshell, emu oil can ease the recovery of topical steroid withdrawal syndrome by:

      • Deeply moisturizing all seven layers of the skin.
      • Encouraging new skin cell growth.
      • Accelerating healing.
      • Reversing steroid damage.

      With that said, a simple process of cleansing and applying emu oil products to the affected areas are key for a faster recovery and itch relief.

      Use This Simple and Effective Process For Faster Healing

      For itch relief and reduced inflammation, follow this simple 3-step process:

      1. Wash the affected areas with emu oil soap to cleanse and soothe the skin.
      2. Very gently towel dry the area.
      3. Immediately apply pure emu oil or an emu oil-based product wherever needed.

      This process will rehydrate the skin — reducing inflammation and thus itchiness. In fact, reducing itchiness is not only a relief of discomfort but itching the area will only make the eczema and RSS worse.

      So, where do you get emu oil and emu oil-based products?

      The Quality of Your Emu Oil is Crucial For Results

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      AEA Certified Fully Refined

      A quick Google search might provide you with several different emu oil products that promise you relief. But it is very important to only use high-quality and pure emu oil.

      In fact, high-quality emu oil and emu oil products from Emu Joy are guaranteed to be safe.


      Because our products are certified by the American Emu Association (AEA). Which means our oil is 100% pure emu oil and contains the proper lipid content necessary for benefits.

      Plus, Emu Joy’s emu farm is properly cared for and our products are ethically made.

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      AEA Certified Fully Refined

      “This oil will transform your skin. It is not hype. This stuff is absolutely amazing. I researched a ton to find the right source; the animals MUST be treated well, harvested for their meat as well, and not just killed for fat. This company is American and utilizes strict oversight protocols which is crucial for obtaining the best quality oil you can get. Plus...! Carole is such a delight. She’s personable, knowledgeable, and ethical. Lastly: I look years younger every time I put her emu oil on my face, so .... sold!!!!” - Shannon D

      Emu Joy’s Product Line Provides Fast and Safe Long-Term Relief For Red Skin Syndrome

      Soothe My Rash Kit

      Emu Joy offers a wide variety of soothing emu oil-based products like emu balm for lips and body moisturizer. For example, Emu Joy offers products to help deal with:

      • Red skin syndrome.
      • Topical steroid withdrawal syndrome.
      • Eczema and psoriasis.
      • Dry skin.
      • Chapped lips.
      • Arthritis.

      In fact, Emu Joy’s Soothe My Skin has provided many customers with relief from eczema. It contains the power ingredient emu oil along with others for an all-natural soothing blend.

      “Soothe My Skin has given our son amazing relief from the pain and itching of eczema. His skin is noticeably clearer in the morning when we apply it after flare ups.” Julia M.

      And our 100% pure and refined emu oil has aided many others with their healing journey.

      So, what are you waiting for? Start your healing journey today with Emu Joy.

      This stuff simply works! I've suffered from eczema since 5 or 6 years old, and it flairs up unexpectedly in response to stress or new environment. Instead of being told to have eczema whenever I go to a dermatologist, I've decided to research on the effective natural way to cope with this condition. Emu Joy's ingredients are all I saw in the research to alleviate the symptoms associated with eczema and other skin conditions, so I was pleased to try this stuff. After a week of daily application the redness significantly decreased and so did blisters. Nighttime itch has dramatically reduced as well. This is a gem for anyone who suffers from eczema or other similar skin conditions. - Denise

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