Lichen Sclerosus is a rare disorder characterized by white patches on the skin.
|Loretta||This is a terrible disorder, I was diagnosed at Mayo clinic in AZ August 16, 2010. I use Vanicream 2.5% hydrocorsone 2 x day, for flare ups, I use clobetasol .5% 2 X day until it is under control again, then back to the maintance Vanicream 2 x a day. Tucks helps with flares, and Desitin zinc oxide ointment to calm the tissues after rubbing in the vanicream. I'm also use vagafem 10mg 2 x week, and prem-pro daily. This regime works for me so far, does anyone else have any treatments that work for them? I am seeing a urologist at UCLA for testing to check if it has effected my urethra. Had a perineoplasty done in March this year to remove scar tissue caused by the Lichen. Any yeast infection will cause a major flare and cause the Lichen to flare up. It feels like your bottom is in fire.|
what kind of steroids are you on? Do you take a pill, or use steroid cream on the effected area? I'm being treated for Candida Glabrata at this time with IV Caspofungin for 6 weeks, it seems that yeast infection aggravates the Lichen. I'm 63 and have been in menopause for 6 years, am being treated with vaginal hormone Vagafem 10mg 2 x a week. Seeing my urologist at UCLA for testing to see if it has effected my urethra, there are different oponions as to what causes it, trama to the area, hormone imbalance, to genetics. I don't think they really know for sure, there is no cure at this time, all they can do is treat symptoms. Would like to find a clinical trial, they need to find a cure for this.
I was just diagnosed with Lichen Planus definitely today. I had biopsiy results and saw the expert dermatologist at Hopkins. I am on steroids for it. It is effecting my mucous membranes
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