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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Lichen Sclerosus

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Does lichen sclerosus usually have many symptoms?

Does lichen sclerosus usually have many symptoms?

Sometimes : Vulvar burning and itching are very common and the skin can become very thin and have a whitish appearance sometimes. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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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 is the definition or description of: lichen sclerosus?

Pale itchy patches: 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 and treatment is essential. ...Read more

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I have lichen sclerosus quite bad I've tried various meds but nothing helped can you advise me what to do?

Dermatology consult: Dermatogists are best to tx this rare condition. We can prescribe certain steroidal and hormonal creams that are usually effective. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any personal experience with lichen sclerosus?

Can you tell me any personal experience with lichen sclerosus?

Here are some ...: Lichen sclerosus is a skin atrophic change usually seen in the glans penis and commonly related with long-tight foreskin with recurrent chronic inflammation, but not always necessarily, and may cause urethral opening to narrow with retrotrusion resulting in so-called urethritis xerotica obliterans, which requires generous meatotomy and subsequent meatal dilation to keep it open. More? Ask Doc time ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell my mom I 'think' I have lichen sclerosus?

Can you tell me how to tell my mom I 'think' I have lichen sclerosus?

See a dermatologist: See the DR first. Trust a skin specialist to define it for you. Then you can tell your mother or not tell her according to how you feel about it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is lichen sclerosus related to scleroderma?

Can you tell me is lichen sclerosus related to scleroderma?

Absolutely not: Be sure to treat lichen sclerosis. It can make you miserable and can lead to skin cancer.But it is treatable with very high rate of success. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for lichen sclerosus?

Are there any treatments for lichen sclerosus?

Steroid ointment : High potency steroid ointment can be curative for this process so check with your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I tell my mom i 'think' I have lichen sclerosus?

How can I tell my mom i 'think' I have lichen sclerosus?

Here are some ...: Lichen sclerosus is a chronic skin disorder of unknown causes affecting genital area. It's of no reason for not telling your mom about it if personal necessity does still exist for one at 44. So, you decide it since it's not a matter of life or death. ...Read more

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What emollient cream do I use for lichen sclerosus?

What emollient cream do I use for lichen sclerosus?

Steroid cream: Lichen sclerosus is poorly understood as far as a cause. It does respond, however, to high potency steroid cream. The most commonly used cream is called clobetasol. It is probably best used as an ointment and is available only with a prescription. Talk to your ob/gyn! ...Read more

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