How Topical Steroid actually affects your skin - follow-up post
After submitting this post about Dr. Fukaya's experiment, a few people asked me how long it will take to recover from the damage of topical steroids(TS). Dr. Fukaya kindly gave us some answers to this question.
He hasn't examined his skin under the microscope, but he shared one of his articles written in 2009. It was about the same experiment done at Pennsylvania University. Dr. Fukaya translated his article to English and you can read it here.
In the article, Dr. Fukaya says:
"Having been conducted on healthy subjects, inflammatory response was not seen and skin atrophy recovered soon. Atopic skin would have manifested strong inflammation in response to irritants. "
He also said that after TS is applied to healthy skin, after a month or so, it would be temporarily thickened and then return to normal skin.
Wishing you all the best for your recovery x