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Do I Need A Treatment For Lichen Sclerosis
Lichen sclerosus appears as itchy, pale, fragile patches of skin usually involving the external genitalia and perianal areas, but occasionally seen on the breasts or elsewhere. Most common in postmenopausal women, occasionally seen children and men. Untreated ls can cause permanent scarring so proper diagnosis ...Read more
I have lichen sclerosis, my treatment from the doctors doesn't seem to be working, how can I get rid of it?
Lichen Sclerosis : Ls&a (lichen sclerosis et atrophicus) is generally treated in the short run using high potency topical steroids such as clobetasol ointment. Protopic ointment is often used as an alternative to topical steroids for long term management. Consult a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and for further management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: Since the real cause for lichen sclerosus (LS) is still unclear, no specific Rx for cure is available. However, under certain circumstances, its precipitating factor could be potentially identified or modified such as recurrent balanoposthitis with long tight foreskin. So, seek pro-evaluation and counseling preferably by urologist or dermatologist timely. Best wishes... ...Read more
Are there any new treatments for lichen sclerosis on the horizon beside estrace (estradiol) and clobetesol?
I am using vagifem twice a week to build up skin damaged by longstanding lichen sclerosis. Is hormone replacement therapy different than vagifem?
More comprehensive..: Vagifem twice a week is a gold standard, but depending on your age & whether or not you have had female surgery removing one or both of your ovaries, you should consider bhrt, ie, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, from a compounding pharmacy, on rx from your doctor. Beware of the former "gold standards" like premarin, (conjugated estrogens) provera, etc.Look into suzanne somers books, & a total cure. ...Read more
I've tried Ani itch cream for lichen sclerosis which went helped much. What causes this and is there a cure?
Here are some ...: The exact mechanism to cause lichen sclerosus is still unclear although some microscopic finding of chronic inflammation and scarring of skin has been observed. As a result, there has been no known specific treatment for it but "empirically" using topical steroid or some agents to suppress inflammation. I'm sure some effort to discover more specific, effective agents being under way. But when? ...Read more
Is there something natural available to relieve and preferably cure lichen sclerosis? I'm not interested in allopathic drugs.
I'm hoping for something natural to ease the discomfort when my skin tears or gets itchy sours and my dream come true would be so
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, I am not aware of any natural remedies for lichen sclerosis. Also lichen sclerosis is a diagnosis that needs to be made by a health care professional by doing a biopsy of the area. It is important to make sure that there aren't other potential causes such as vaginal cancer although it is quite uncommon. Lichen sclerosis can be treated with a topical corticosteroid but one that has a stronger potency that the corticosteroids found over the counter at the pharmacy. After treatment for 4-6 weeks you will only need to apply it to the area 1-2 times weekly to maintain the improvement. Vaginal estrogen can help the symptoms too. It is possible that natural remedies such phytoestrogen supplements used for menopause may be helpful but i don't think that has been studied. Clobestasol is the name of the corticosteroid that can be used to treat lichen sclerosis. If you find something natural that works please do post on the bulletin board. ...Read more
Diagnose 2 yrs ago w/ vulvar lichen sclerosis n 2008. Haven't bin ck'd since. Clitoris disapprng. Is this serious?
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