There are also organisations, such as The International Topical Steroid Addiction Network (ITSAN), which is a non profit charity that grew from a sufferer’s experience. It now has an international community and offers a survival guide for coping with topical steroid withdrawals. ITSAN is dedicated to raising awareness about TSA and consists of members who support, comfort and encourage one another. It’s also a platform of resources for the individual, caregiver and healthcare practitioner to work their way through treatment options.
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Weaker topical steroids are utilized for thin- skinned and sensitive areas, especially areas under occlusion, such as the armpit, groin, buttock crease, breast folds. Weaker steroids are used on the face, eyelids, diaper area, perianal skin, and intertrigo of the groin or body folds. Moderate steroids are used for atopic dermatitis , nummular eczema , xerotic eczema , lichen sclerosis et atrophicus of the vulva , scabies (after scabiecide) and severe dermatitis . Strong steroids are used for psoriasis , lichen planus , discoid lupus , chapped feet, lichen simplex chronicus , severe poison ivy exposure, alopecia areata , nummular eczema, and severe atopic dermatitis in adults.