Topical Steroids Interview with Briana Banos


Briana graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. in English and minors in Anthropology and Mass Communications.

She worked as a performer and aerialist with Royal Caribbean before she began showing signs of Red Skin Syndrome.

Once into her withdrawal, Briana sought to raise awareness about her condition. Through social media, she used her voice and pictures to show others of this extremely traumatic, yet preventable, syndrome.

She has been featured on The Doctors show, as well as accompanied ITSAN (The International Topical Steroid Addiction Network) to Capitol Hill in Sept. 2016 to help build bridges in the dermatology community.

Her biggest hope with Preventable: Protecting Our Largest Organ is to bring awareness to the medial community and patients about Red Skin Syndrome and to spur a reform in how topical steroids are utilized.