Toddler diagnosed with ‘topical steroid withdrawal’ after family stops using ointment
HONOLULU -- Colby Chun is a bright, energetic and curious boy, but his family spent the first year of his life fussing over his painful, oozing and sometimes bleeding skin, KITV reports. The 21-month-old boy was diagnosed with eczema when he was just a few months old, so his doctor prescribed a topical steroid ointment. When his skin cleared, his parents stopped applying the cream. Then his condition worsened.