I wanted to comment on the Dr. Aron’s approach. I have recently been reading all I can on his treatment plan. If I had learned of this before TSW then I believe this is the way I would have gone knowing what I know now. I went through TSW unknowingly 9 years ago after giving birth to my 3rd child – I had to stop breastfeeding at 3 months due to the severity of my skin. I went to multiple dermatologists who said I had the worst eczema they ever saw. They all wanted to give me steroid creams but I remember telling them that they didn’t work at all. I then remember my sister sending me some nystatin cream (for fungal infections) – I kept thinking my raw painful skin was infected. I mixed nystatin, bactroban, and 1% hydrocortisone cream together. That worked so much better – I still had bad skin but I was not in so much pain and I could take care of my kids. I did this for a few years and around the 3 year mark is when I changed our standard American diet to the all natural nourishing diet and my skin cleared dramatically! The only reason I went back to straight hydrocortisone is because I returned to work and kept getting my hands infected – so I used more and more cream. I have been in withdrawal now for 27 months and feel that I would have been better off if I weaned off the steroids like I did before and focused more on diet and keeping my hands from getting infected.