Everything you need to know about eczema and how to manage it naturally

Who is Dr. Richard Aron?

Dr. Aron has been a dermatologist for the last 40 years. In the last 10 years alone, he has treated approximately 10,000 patients with atopic dermatitis in America, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and other countries

How is his treatment any different?

The Aron Regimen, significantly dilutes steroids for longer periods of time. He believes that the most important factor causing inflammation in atopic dermatitis patients is the presence of bacterial infection called the Staphylococcus Aureus.

The steroid component of the mixture works by reducing inflammation and the antibiotic component eliminates bacterial infection.

Conventional therapy advises patients to use them in short bursts, followed by no-use or weening off of them. This just makes the eczema to come back worse on a regular basis every time the medication is stopped.

How long does the treatment last?

As stated on the website, most of his patients are in the severe category so he advises at least 6 months.

The Aron Regimen might be great if you are stuck in the cycle of using steroid creams or in the early stages of topical steroid withdrawal.

Getting Started

First and foremost, you need to do your own research. Figure out if this is the right course of action for you.

It might be tempting to just jump into this and pay whatever amount it may cost, but do your research, sit on the idea for a bit and consult with family/friends and even your doctor.

However, don’t let anyone make the final decision. That should be you. Go with your gut.

Dr. Aron has provided a page on how to get started with him, so click here and find out what you need to do. Read through the FAQ page so you understand the process and it may even answer some questions you have.

Read the Patient Feedback page to see some of the success stories. You should also check out the Dr. Aron Facebook Discussion group so you can talk with other people who have used his treatment plan to get a better understanding.

I personally haven’t used his treatment. I found out about him too late into my steroid withdrawal and didn’t want to go back on it no matter how diluted it was.

Too Good To Be True?

After further investigation, I came across Dr. Marvin Rapaport who believe’s Dr. Aron’s approach is incorrect. Here’s a short excerpt from his site:

“First, Dr. Aron is treating “bad eczema” which is the wrong diagnosis. These patients are not suffering from bad eczema they are suffering from Red Skin Syndrome (RSS) which is the condition resulting from addiction to the topical corticosteroids that they have been using. Second, Dr. Aron’s step-down approach using less and less steroids with wraps is based on an old idea that was repudiated many decades ago called homeopathy. This treatment approach from the 1800’s is based on the assumption that smaller and smaller doses of medication over time stimulates the body to cure itself and that particles or remnants of the drug will finally cause an end to the disease. “

Final Thoughts

Any time I look up an eczema treatment, there is always another group saying its ineffective. Even when patients have said they have gotten a lot better.

Remember, there will always be a flip side to any approach you take to help your eczema whether it’s through steroids, diet, homeopathy, naturopathy, acupuncture and others. There will always be someone telling you to not.

Your job is to find the pros and cons and do what is comfortable for you.

Just a reminder that steroids aren’t a long term solution ever so keep that in mind.

As always, do you due diligence and good luck!

References

draron.com

nationaleczema.org/old-treatment-new-option-for-eczema

nationaleczema.org/eczema-care-the-aron-regimen/

red-skin-syndrome.com/red-skin-syndrome-dr-arons-recipe-no-cure/



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