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.

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Do you have successful experience treating lichen sclerosis? I recently read about treating with stem cell lift method. Is this done in dallas?

Lichen sclerosus tx. Lichen sclerosus is an inflammatory condition, usually found in the genital area, but can affect any area of the skin. There are topical medications that can treat this condition. If left untreated, lichen sclerosus can lead to scarring, pain, itching and even possibly a skin cancer. It's a condition that needs early treatment and close followup. Read more...
Lichen sclerosis. A tapering dose of stoic ointment is usually successful. Make sure that you are using clobetasol ointment and not cream as ointment (petroleum-based) will not wash off. If not improved, i would seek out specialized treatment centers for vulvar disorders. Read more...

What can done for lichen sclerosis on the labia?

Limited. Most dermatologists would prescribe potent topical steroid cream/ointment to "control" it. My personal experience? Very good. Patients usually had a very satisfatory result. But not perfect though, some still see scar there, some see thin atrophic scar. Read more...
Standard Rx vs organ. The standard regimen is a combination of a potent corticosteroid most commonly clobetasol and a topical estradiol. However there are some anecdotal reports of use of topical probiotics and moisturizers (organic oils). Read more...

Just had vulvar & perianal skin biopsy for lichen sclerosis, is it ok to use Vaseline as barrier so soon after having it done? Paracet not touching pain

Better solutions. Either vegetable shortening or coconut oil are both better. Hope you feel better soon. Read more...
Review this. With your doctor who completed the biopsy. Every doctor is different about surgical incision care/hygiene. Remember that placing anything on a fresh incision can irritate it, even Vaseline so I would be careful, as this could lead to a scar. Remember, vaseline isn't sterile either and may compromise the site. Read more...

Do I need a treatment for lichen sclerosis?

Maybe. If you have patches on the arms or upper body, they usually don't need treatment. The patches go away over time. Lichen sclerosus of the genital skin should be treated. Even if it isn't painful or itchy, the patches can scar. This can cause problems with urination or sex. There is also a very small chance that skin cancer may develop in the patches. Read more...
Consider it . Lichen sclerosis, especially in the genital area, can be quite painful and destructive over time. Treatment can help stop this. Read more...

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...
Yes, but. Make sure the etiology is determined. Because there is also some increased incidence of cancer - get yourself checked periodically with routine annuals and pap smears. Read more...

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...
Yes. Both disorders skin tissue can be hard. Topical steroids, protopic, and vitamin d are meds used to treat these problems. See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Read more...

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...