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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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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 are differential diagnoses for lichen sclerosis without white spots?and alternative treatment methods for lichen sclerosis? Allergic to Dermovate

Diagnosis: Lichen sclerosis is a diagnosis. Differential diagnoses are the possible diagnoses for a set of symptoms. To give you a differential diagnosis we would need to know your symptoms. The definitive diagnosis of lichen sclerosis is made by biopsy. Hope this helps. ...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

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Can you tell me of a treatment other than steroid cream for lichen sclerosis?

Here are some ...: Since the real cause for lichen sclerosus (LS) is still unclear, no specific Rx for cure is available. However, under certain circumstances, its precipitating factor could be potentially identified or modified such as recurrent balanoposthitis with long tight foreskin. So, seek pro-evaluation and counseling preferably by urologist or dermatologist timely. Best wishes... ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for lichen sclerosis on the horizon beside estrace (estradiol) and clobetesol?

Are there any new treatments for lichen sclerosis on the horizon beside estrace (estradiol) and clobetesol?

Testosterone: An old treatment is 2 per cent testosterone on aquaphor which is applied twice a day. It is helpful in a high percent of women. ...Read more

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I am using vagifem twice a week to build up skin damaged by longstanding lichen sclerosis. Is hormone replacement therapy different than vagifem?

I am using  vagifem twice a week to build up skin damaged by longstanding lichen sclerosis.  Is hormone replacement therapy different than vagifem?

More comprehensive..: Vagifem twice a week is a gold standard, but depending on your age & whether or not you have had female surgery removing one or both of your ovaries, you should consider bhrt, ie, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, from a compounding pharmacy, on rx from your doctor. Beware of the former "gold standards" like premarin, (conjugated estrogens) provera, etc.Look into suzanne somers books, & a total cure. ...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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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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Is there something natural available to relieve and preferably cure lichen sclerosis? I'm not interested in allopathic drugs. I'm hoping for something natural to ease the discomfort when my skin tears or gets itchy sours and my dream come true would be so

Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, I am not aware of any natural remedies for lichen sclerosis. Also lichen sclerosis is a diagnosis that needs to be made by a health care professional by doing a biopsy of the area. It is important to make sure that there aren't other potential causes such as vaginal cancer although it is quite uncommon. Lichen sclerosis can be treated with a topical corticosteroid but one that has a stronger potency that the corticosteroids found over the counter at the pharmacy. After treatment for 4-6 weeks you will only need to apply it to the area 1-2 times weekly to maintain the improvement. Vaginal estrogen can help the symptoms too. It is possible that natural remedies such phytoestrogen supplements used for menopause may be helpful but i don't think that has been studied. Clobestasol is the name of the corticosteroid that can be used to treat lichen sclerosis. If you find something natural that works please do post on the bulletin board. ...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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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