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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 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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Do I need a treatment for lichen sclerosis?

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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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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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