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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

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Dr. Robert Harris
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Lichen Sclerosus (Definition)

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


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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?

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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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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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