How does Dr. Aron treat eczema?
The treatment is a mixture containing a steroid, an antibiotic and a moisturizer. The steroid element varies according to the age of the patient and the extent of the eczema and is almost always diluted in an appropriate manner with moisturizing cream.
Unlike conventional approaches using steroids, Dr. Aron’s objective is to have your child free of itching (pruritus) within 5-7 days of starting treatment and to keep them in this comfortable state through continuous therapy as required.
Is there a chance of steroid addiction?
Dr. Aron’s treatment quickly rids the body of the bacterial infection that is usually present with eczema and the goal is to then reduce the need for steroid application. As the patient is slowly weened off the steroid, rebound does not occur – as is commonly seen with many doctors prescribing larger doses of steroids for a specific time.
Many of Dr. Aron’s patients see their eczema go into remission and they no longer need the cream at all or only for very occasional use during a mild flare-up.
How long must I continue with the treatment?
This depends on how long the patient has had AE and how severe it has been. Most of the patients treated are in the severe category so a minimum period of 6 months is likely.
How do we consult with Dr. Aron?
You may book an online consultation at draron.com or send an email to: email@example.com
How many patients has Dr. Aron treated?
Dr. Aron has treated over 8,000 patients while practicing and specializing in skin conditions for more than 30 years.
Are there ongoing fees after the consultation fee?
Please refer to the website for current pricing.
Is there ongoing communication after the initial consultation?
Yes. You will need to keep reporting to Dr. Aron, regarding the condition of the eczema and the effectiveness of the treatment so that he may continue to prescribe what is best while ultimately tapering the steroid down and controlling (often eliminating) the eczema.
I have read of the success of the Aron Regime, but how does it work when so many other methods fail?
It is based on the insight that secondary bacterial infection is one of the key triggers in Atopic Eczema (AE) and has to be treated accordingly. The second pillar of therapy is the use of DILUTE steroids in the medium to longer term, not POTENT steroids in short bursts. The third pillar is simplicity of application of cream in place of complexity of advice and instructions.
Will the steroid cause thinning of the skin?
No, because it is significantly diluted in the moisturising element of the cream, when the eczema is controlled, the frequency (dosage) of applications may be reduced so that control can be maintained with dosage as low as one or two applications daily, or even fewer.
Will using the antibiotic cause bacterial resistance?
Bacteria can and do become resistant to the cream but the use of Fusidic acid in the mixture produces such an incredibly rapid degree of relief from the itch and burn and redness that any such risk is worth taking. When control is achieved, the antibiotic element in the mixture may be removed. If there is resistance to Fusidic acid cream, a switch is made to Mupirocin cream. In the US Fusidic acid is not yet available so Mupirocin cream is used.
Should I use moisturizers to treat the eczema?
Most eczemas, perhaps as high as 90%, are infected with bacteria (staphylococcus aureus) and the use of moisturizers in the bath or directly on the skin, far from helping, may make matters worse. There is a greater likelihood of staph to spread when the skin is frequently moistened.
How can I get the cream mixture?
For patients outside of the UK and South Africa, Dr. Aron prefers to work with the patient’s GP (PCP) pediatrician or dermatologist so if they will assist, an email will be dispatched to you/them for the prescription. In the United Kingdom, the preferred supplier of mixtures is Landy’s Chemist who are reliable and efficient and do not charge excessively.
How do I treat my child’s scalp?
Usually with the same cream as for other areas. Dove Cream Bar Sensitive lather may also be used.
What about antiseptics?
Antiseptics are never used in the treatment. They frequently cause irritant sensitivity.
What about bleach baths?
Bleach baths are not encouraged (or needed), as there is uncertainty as to whether the bleach itself does not cause irritation .
What are some of the possible causes of eczema flares?
Teething, viral illnesses, swimming in chlorine, dietary triggers such as E-Number. Seasonal changes and inappropriate exposure to potential irritants can all cause flares.
Is a specific diet important?
It is important to eliminate E- numbers from the diet (colorings, preservatives). In addition, avoid food where allergy testing has indicated to which the patient is reactive. This may include dairy, wheat, eggs etc. In general, follow the dietary advice provided to date.