We were convinced that she didn't have any serious infection, because she had no fever or any other symptom. She had good appetite and sense of humor. According to Dr. Marvin Rapaport, the dermatologist who coined the term "Red Skin Syndrome", the most common signs of the Topical Steroid Withdrawal Process are hives, very dry skin, deep cracks, rashes that spread from the skin that was originally affected by eczema, swollen skin, and intense itching. Catherine was experiencing almost all these symptoms.
After a week, we received a call from the dermatologist office saying that nothing relevant appeared in the skin biopsy. Then, we breathed a sigh of relief after a tough week.