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Home Herbal Remedy For Healing Lichen Simplex Chronicus
It's a condition: The skin condition (not disease) is caused simply enough by chronic scratching which comes about usually by chronic itching and it's a vicious cycle. The itching can be caused by things such as insect bites, psoriasis, or anything else that leads to a dermatitis. Treatment is stop scratching. Easier said than done in most cases. Here's a good link to help you: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/1562.Htm.
Address underlying: Lsc is caused by repeat scratching of an area with resultant "lichenification" with skin thickening and woody appearance with enhanced skin markings. If you have eczema in that area that led to lsc, you might be a good candidate for moisturizers as well as topical steroids or immunomodulators. The important thing is to get the underlying disease that led to lsc under control.
Dx by vulvar biopsy lichen simplex chronicus currently using clobetasol but how do I find out the cause as I understand lsc is a response to itching?
Detailed History: The cause of lsc can be caused by many things. Unfortunately a cause may not be found in many cases. But there are some things that may trigger the disorder. Do you use party-liners or feminine hygiene products? Do you use perfumed soaps or vaginal creams? Do you wear occlusive clothing, such as tight lycra garments, or confining undergarments, such as non-cotton underwear or thongs? These garmen.See 1 more doctor answer
Use a loofa: Chronic ingrowing hairs from any cause can be helped by using a loofa. The loofa removes dead skin cells which often clog the hair follicle. by keeping the follicle opening clear of obstruction, the hairs will be more likely to grow normally.
Lichen Simplex: Treatment is aimed at reducing pruritus and minimizing existing lesions because rubbing and scratching cause lichen simplex chronicus. Location, lesion morphology, and extent of the lesions influence treatment. For the eye lid, I recommend prescription Elidel (pimecrolimus) or protopic.
After having a vulva biopsy I have been told I have lichen simplex chronicus - will this eventually go away with the use of clobetasol cream alone?
Maybe: Especially if it relieves the discomfort, it will probably eventually lead to remission. The key is that the biopsy did not show anything more worrisome. Best wishes.
I have lichen simplex chronicus on the vulva but could it be the reason for sore itchy tears in the crack of the anus too?
Yes: Since you already know the diagnosis you must already have a prescription cream. Clobetasol is the most potent of the topical steroids. Evidently you do not have lichen sclerosis, so you may wish to use something safer for long-term use. Long-term use of clobetasol causes severe thinning of skin. Calcineurin inhibitors pimecrolimus and tacrolimus are less potent but do not cause atrophy in the gen.
Chronic rubbing?: Lichen simplex chronicus is a thickening of the skin caused by chronic rubbing or scratching. A fissure usually tends to be more painful than itchy, but if it is an area you are chronically rubbing, it is possible to develop lichen simplex chronicus. Please see your doctor for proper diagnosis and management.
1punch biopsy revealed lichen simplex chronicus on labia minora as had thickening-2 other vulval biopsies confirmed lichen sclerosus - can u hav both?
Yes: Actually these are probably two phases of the same phenomenon: chronic inflammation due to some constant irritant
Dx lichen simplex chronicus but since developed a few small bumps look similar to insect bites on outside of vagina, they itch, hav no stds, what r they?
Lichen simplex: See your dr. Lichen simplex is typically lumpy.
Lichen simplex chronicus pathology was done in 2008 saying;biopsy of skin on chin show hyperkeratosis without fungal infestation, spongiotic changes of the epidermis and a superficial perivascular chronic inflammatory cell infiltrate composed of primari
This: This is very challenging without a clinical examination. This could be lichen simplex chronicus, prurigo nodularis, or other possibilities. Certainly I would get it looked at to be sure so I would recommend you see a dermatologist to further evaluate the area. There are many treatment options to helps these conditions. I hope that helps!
Lichen simplex on vulva - been on clobetasol 2 months daily, struggling to reduce to every other day without severe itching. Worried abt staying on it?
Considerations: Although it's true that staying on high potency topical steroids long term has adverse effects over time, it is the mainstay of therapy for vulvar lichen simplex. You might consider discussing the following medications with your doctor as other options: Doxepin cream, capsaicin cream, topical aspirin/dichlormethane, topical immunomodulators like tacrolimus and pimecrolimus, even local botox.Good luck!See 1 more doctor answer
What r poss causes of lichen simplex? Clobetasol cream not reducing itching feeling despite me not scratching it. Should the cause not try to be found?
Lichen simplex on vulva should the thickening decrease over time with steroid cream? Been 1 month and looks much the same?
Has itch stopped????: The most important thing is to stop the itch. If it does not itch, you will no longer need to scratch. If you stop scratching, and continue the cream, in a few months the skin will be closer to normal.
Dx lichen simplex via biopsy on vulva been using clobetasol nighty for 2 months, tried to reduce to every other night, itching flares up? Any ideas?
Probably normal: Clobetasol is a very strong cortisone cream but, believe it or not, some people are allergic to it. I would ask your doctor if you can switch to mometasone ointment. That usually makes it feel better. You can also mix the cream/ointment with regular vaseline to decrease the strength and also keep the skin moist. Avoid Monistat, Vagisil etc, they're useless.
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