One of the biggest questions concerning Red Skin Syndrome is just how many people have suffered/are suffering through the condition. With the high number of misdiagnosed patients, there will never be an accurate number until this condition is accepted in the medical community by all practicing doctors.
However, there are ways of getting our numbers out into the world.
One site that can help in this process is PatientsLikeMe.
PatientsLikeMe allows you to not only enter a diagnosis of Red Skin Syndrome (of which 22 on the site have logged), but it allows you to keep track of your progress.
- An About Me section
- A Height and Weight section (can also find BMI)
- An InstantMe section (you answer the same question everyday to track yourself)
- A Quality of Life section
- A Labs and Tests section
- A Symptoms section (pain, insomnia, etc)
- A Treatments and Medications section
- A Hospital Tracking section
And, to top it off, you can follow all those with your diagnosis to see their progress and stories.
It takes about 15 minutes to set up (you get 3 stars for setting up all the categories). The most important part however is putting in “Red Skin Syndrome” as the diagnosis. That way, it can track how many on the site have this condition.
If you are not able to monetarily help the documentary project (RSS can drain our pockets), this is an important and powerful way to assist in this movement. It may not be a true database, but it certainly can help us see how many may be suffering through this. Please, take this time to fill out your profile.
Thank you so much for taking the time to raise awareness about the overprescription of topical steroids and how urgent it is to get this message across in the medical community.