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Mototsugu Fukaya
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Is it possible to know the change of epidermis with the naked eye?
Topical steroids can cause atrophy of the skin as a side effect. The skin consists of epidermis and dermis. The epidermis as an outer layer is about 0.2mm in thickness which is very thin.  The atrophy of the dermis can be identified as roughness to a certai...

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My recent articles
I am sorry I have closed my comment column for a long time. It is rather a hard work for me to contact with real patients even at present because it recalls my old days when I saw patients with TSA day after day though my physical and mental status was the ...

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My recent articles
I am sorry I have closed my comment column for a long time. It is rather a hard work for me to contact with real patients even at present because it recalls my old days when I saw patients with TSA day after day though my physical and mental status was the ...

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Eczema of infants may be prevented by moisturizing while moisturizing might disturb improvement of eczema
An article was published in the wall street journal this Nov. The title is “Are you bathing your baby too much?” You can read the whole contents in the following site. http://online.wsj.com/articles/are-you-bathing-your-baby-too-much-1415031555 In the artic...

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Topical steroids cause two kinds of atrophy – the epidermal atrophy and the dermal atrophy
  It is well known that topical steroids cause atrophy of the skin.
However few people recognize that there are two kinds of atrophy. They are the
epidermal atrophy and the dermal atrophy. The skin consists of three layers, i.e., epidermis, dermis and
subcu...

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The skin produces steroids by itself
It has been revealed that the skin (keratinocytes) itself has an ability of producing steroids (→ ref. ). It is a proved fact. The skin becomes thin by continuous application of steroids, temporarily hypertrophic (thicker than normal) after withdrawal and n...

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The rejuvenating effect of the aged skin by Dr. Fukaya’s skin repair lotion was published as a medical paper.
 One year has passed since Dr. Fukaya’s skin repair lotion went on the market. The main component of the lotion is around 100k Dalton-sized hyaluronan which has been confirmed to rejuvenate the aged skin. As the data is of the component and not of the lotio...

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AAD (American Academy of Dermatology) guideline of atopic dermatitis has been revised.
  There is unfortunate news. In the new
guideline published in May 2014, Topical Steroid Addiction(TSA) or Red Burning Skin
Syndrome(RBSS) was not referred to as a side effect of topical corticosteroids(TCS).  My former article about the significance of
AAD...

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Topical clofibrate (0.25%w/w) is available through Dr. Fukaya’s web shop.
 Topical clofibrate is a non-steroidal
ointment but can suppress mild eczema without rebound phenomenon. The
anti-inflammatory effect is weaker than topical steroids.   It can be used individually or simultaneously
with the Dr Fukaya ’ s skin repair lotion ...

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Is Gloria Sam really a victim of topical steroid phobia?
In 2009 in Australia, a couple of parents were
judged guilty over their daughter’s death. Their daughter suffered from atopic
dermatitis and the direct cause of death was infection. The parents were
accused of medical neglect. You can find the media article...
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