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I'm diagnosed with lichen sclerosis, please advise?

I'm diagnosed with lichen sclerosis, please advise?

See a dermatologist: Or gyn. You must have already seen a competent dr already. Usually clobetasol gel (or cream or ointment) is very effective. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Harris
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Lichen Sclerosus (Definition)

A condition characterized by 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


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What chinese medicine can I use for lichen sclerosis?

What chinese medicine can I use for lichen sclerosis?

Variable: Sitz baths are important. Herbs such as sephora root and stemona root are the mainstays of treatment from an naturopathic viewpoint. Allopathic treatments include topical testosterone and topical steroids of moderate to intense strength under the direction of a physician. ...Read more

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Is lichen sclerosis a health problem? What is it & and how did I end up getting this?

Minor skin problem: Most lichen planus just happens, and is managed by topical medicines such as glucocorticoids. It can be severe and/or effect the mouth and/or other mucosal surfaces. Some people who have lichen planus have it as a complication of hepatitis C and if the latter can be cured, the former remits. Otherwise, it's dumb luck. Hope you are able to have it managed. ...Read more

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What is done for vaginal lichen sclerosis?

What is done for vaginal lichen sclerosis?

See a Doctor: Vaginal lichen sclerosis can cause serious problems such as permanent scarring. Most of the time it can be treated with high-potency (strong) topical steroids. Patients need monitoring as the skin is at increased risk for vulvar carcinoma (skin cancer). Most often it is treated by a dermatologist or gynecologist. ...Read more

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How does aquaphor work in lichen sclerosis?

Lichen sclerosis: Aquaphor most likely would not cause any harm but is generally not used in the treatment of lichen sclerosis. ...Read more

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Am I more likely to get lichen sclerosis if I have gone through menopause?

Am I more likely to get lichen sclerosis if I have gone through menopause?

Possibly: Lichen sclerosus is a skin disorder that occurs much more frequently in women than in men. It tends to occur most commonly when estrogen levels are low. Menopause is a time when estrogen levels decline. Fortunately, lichen sclerosus can be effectively managed using clobetasol, which is a steroid ointment. It is used sparingly during flares. ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed with lichen sclerosis about six years ago. Is there any cure for this condition?

Yes: Topical clobetasol is very effective. Since you have had it so long, you should be checked for squamous cell carcinoma in this area. See a gyn or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Had Differeniated VIN2/3 removed 2x this past year. How do I determine if new white patches that come, go & reappear are lichen sclerosis or VIN?

Had Differeniated VIN2/3 removed 2x this past year. How do I determine if new white patches that come, go & reappear are lichen sclerosis or VIN?

You go see your doc: At the regular intervals they recommended. Usually every few months (like quarterly or so). If you aren't sure how often you need to be checked call and clarify. Best of luck and have a lovely day! ...Read more

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Do I need a treatment for lichen sclerosis?

Consider it: Lichen sclerosis, especially in the genital area, can be quite painful and destructive over time. Treatment can help stop this. ...Read more

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Due circumcised menget lichen sclerosis on penis?

Due circumcised menget lichen sclerosis on penis?

Circumcision: Data regarding the incidence of lichen sclerosus et atrophicus on male genitalia has not been fully researched, however, it appears that men who are circumcised have a much lower risk of developing or suffering from lichen sclerosus. The use of later adult circumcision as a treatment is controversial with some studies suggesting that it is not necessarily helpful. ...Read more

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Is it okay for people with lichen sclerosis to have intercourse?

Is it okay for people with lichen sclerosis to have intercourse?

Yes: The problem is not infectious. However, it sometimes makes the vulvar skin susceptible to small lacerations. ...Read more

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Any one familiar with mctd, specifically morphea and lichen sclerosis?

Any one familiar with mctd, specifically morphea and lichen sclerosis?

Lichen Sclerosus: Corticosteroid ointments or creams are commonly prescribed for lichen sclerosus. Initially, you'll generally have to use cortisone creams or ointments on the affected skin daily. After several weeks, your doctor will likely recommend that you only use these medications twice a week to prevent a recurrence. Your doctor will monitor you for side effects associated with prolonged use. ...Read more

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I've tried Ani itch cream for lichen sclerosis which went helped much. What causes this and is there a cure?

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

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Diagnose 2 yrs ago w/ vulvar lichen sclerosis n 2008. Haven't bin ck'd since. Clitoris disapprng. Is this serious?

Possibly: Lichen sclerosis can cause significant genital scarring. Likely that is what is occurring to you. I would recommend that you follow up with you gynecologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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10 months post op VIN2 secondary to 27 years of lichen sclerosis. Clear margins obtained. No evidence of new VIN. How long before VIN risk subsides?

10 months post op VIN2 secondary to 27 years of lichen sclerosis. Clear margins obtained. No evidence of new VIN. How long before VIN risk subsides?

Instructions.: Usually risk of new development of disease subside after 1- or more stable 2 years. Please, keep treatment as prescribed. ...Read more

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My consultant said that the pale and whitish in parts is not lichen sclerosis what else could it be I am sixty five?

See below: Need more info: where is the lesion located? How long there? What does it look like—distinct borders, scaly, elevated, dimpled, size? What treatment (s) have been tried? Please resubmit question with added info to help us better supply an answer. ...Read more

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I was just recently diagnosed with lichen sclerosis in the vagina can u tell me what it is?

I was just recently diagnosed with lichen sclerosis in the vagina can u tell me what it is?

Lichen Sclerosus: Lichen sclerosus (lie-kun skluh-row-sus) is an uncommon condition that creates patchy, white skin that's thinner than normal. Lichen sclerosus may affect skin on any part of your body, but most often involves skin of the vulva, foreskin of the penis or skin around the anus. ...Read more

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Is Cinquair/nucala ok to use for someone with a history of VIN3 secondary to long standing lichen sclerosis?

Mgt: A virtual inbox consultation may help in managing your pulmonary problems. Imaging and your labs including eosinophil counts, may be uploaded to the site. ...Read more

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I have been given hydroxychlotoquine for lichen sclerosis and lichen planus flare. Am on metoprolol 25mg a day. Is this a good plan?

I have been given hydroxychlotoquine for lichen sclerosis and lichen planus flare. Am on metoprolol 25mg a day. Is this a good plan?

See a dermatologist: Do you have BOTH lichen sclerosis AND lichen planus? Any thought about cause? Caused by hepatitis or reaction to med? Usually a prescription cortisone cream is used for these. ...Read more

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Do you have successful experience treating lichen sclerosis? I recently read about treating with stem cell lift method. Is this done in dallas?

Do you have successful experience treating lichen sclerosis? I recently read about treating with stem cell lift method. Is this done in dallas?

Lichen sclerosis: A tapering dose of stoic ointment is usually successful. Make sure that you are using clobetasol ointment and not cream as ointment (petroleum-based) will not wash off. If not improved, I would seek out specialized treatment centers for vulvar disorders. ...Read more

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I'm concerned that I may have lichen sclerosis. Can I go to my GP or do I have to see a specialist? What is the testing process to diagnose it?

I'm concerned that I may have lichen sclerosis. Can I go to my GP or do I have to see a specialist? What is the testing process to diagnose it?

Your GP to start: The initial test of choice is a punch biopsy which your GP can do initially. Where you go from there depends on the results ...Read more

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Is the Monalisa touch effective for treating longstanding Lichen Sclerosis? Is it safe for someone who has had VIN3 removed 2 times with clear margin

See Dr: Do not waste your time or money. Consult your GYN and dermatologist. Are you treating lichen sclerosis? How? Did you have squamous cell carcinoma of vulva??? What are your symptoms now? What do you expect a laser treatment to do for you? ...Read more

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What can done for lichen sclerosis on the labia?

Limited: Most dermatologists would prescribe potent topical steroid cream/ointment to "control" it. My personal experience? Very good. Patients usually had a very satisfatory result. But not perfect though, some still see scar there, some see thin atrophic scar. ...Read more

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What is the safety and efficacy of MonaLisa Touch-CO2 laser for longstanding Lichen Sclerosis?

What is the safety and efficacy of MonaLisa Touch-CO2 laser for longstanding Lichen Sclerosis?

New Option: The Monolisa CO2 laser represents a new approach to lichen sclerosis which is typically treated with Estrogen or topical steroid cream. A few studies have been done but there is not enough data for a definitive answer. A few of the studies are listed here: http://www. Monalisatouch. Com/scientific-area/ ...Read more

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What. Are symptoms of penile lichen sclerosis and can it also happen if you are circumcised?

What. Are symptoms of penile lichen sclerosis and can it also happen if you are circumcised?

Very uncommon in men: Urologists call it balanitis xerotica obliterans. It is like leathery white skin which does not stretch. Most commonly affects foreskin ; thus seen mostly in uncircumcised men ; strong indication for circumcision. Occasioanlly affects penile glans, especally aound urethral meatus causing meatal stenosis. Needs 2B excised when causing small contracted opening or constricting glanular urethra. ...Read more

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I have lichen sclerosis, my treatment from the doctors doesn't seem to be working, how can I get rid of it?

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 more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more