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Lichen Sclerosis Lupus
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
NO: Both are treatable and the treatments overlap. ...Read more
Lupus and scleroderma are connective tissue diseases but eds is also. What exactly is connective tissue disease? Is lichen sclerosis related
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Diagnose 2 yrs ago w/ vulvar lichen sclerosis n 2008. Haven't bin ck'd since. Clitoris disapprng. Is this serious?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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