From red raw to flawless: 5-year-old boy with eczema looked like he had third degree burns and was in pain as his body fought to beat steroid cream addiction – but what a transformation!

Chase was one when doctors prescribed him steroid creams to treat the dry skin on his body caused by eczema.

It was a mother’s worst nightmare, despite everything I was did he was still screaming in pain
Michelle Henderson, 40

Over time the dosage was increased and Ms Henderson had to apply lotion more frequently that eventually covered his entire body.

She was told to rub the topical steroid cream on his back until the rashes were gone, but typically two weeks later they would come back again.

It got to the point where she was putting it on him three times a day, covering him from head to toe for about a year.

However, while her son’s skin continued to worsen so did his health, leaving doctors baffled as to what was making him sick – despite seeing 13 consultants in three months.

With the help of a close friend, she discovered her son had topical steroid addiction and the only way to alleviate his symptoms was for him to stop using the creams and go cold turkey. Continue…

Little boy overcomes steroid addiction after suffering from eczema


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