Lichen Sclerosus Treatment - How to Cure, Treat Lichen Sclerosus?

Lichen Sclerosus treatment

Lichen Sclerosus may be treated with ultra-high potency steroids creams such as clobetasol, or halobetasol. However, such steroid has the potential to cause some significant health risks such as thinning of the skin and therefore and is generally not recommended over a prolonged period of use. For instance,  clobetasol is only indicated for  two consecutive weeks of use. Since lichen sclerosus is a chronic condition and frequently may reappear after initial treatment, a successful regimen often requires a long-term treatment approach.

In such an approach, the steroid-free NEOGYN® Vulvar Soothing Cream can be used in combination with other medications for the long-term treatment of lichen scleroses. The benefits of NEOGYN  were demonstrated in a clinical study of 30 patients with lichen sclerosus that was conduction by  an internationally recognized vulvar disease specialist   Itching, burning and pain were significantly reduced after using the NEOGYN cream twice daily for three months.

NEOGYN® Vulvar Soothing Cream is a cosmetic product and not a medication. It is suggested as part of a skincare approach along with medications for lichen sclerosus. NEOGYN Vulvar Soothing Cream can be used in between treatment sessions with steroids, or at the same time when using steroids or other medications for lichen sclerosus.

Since lichen sclerosus is associated with an increased vulvar cancer risk, regular visits to a doctor are needed.

Dr Andrew Goldstein, a leading authority on lichen sclerosus and vulvar disease, is focusing new research on using topical immune modulating drugs such as Pimecrolimus (Elidel®). Other treatments that have been used for non-genital areas include ultraviolet light treatment. Treatment may return the skin to the normal appearance and decrease risk for further scaring.  If the clitoris is encased and scared, surgical correction for this problem can be preformed. Sometimes symptoms may not be resolving and one should consider lowered estrogen levels, infection or sensitivity to the medication as the culprits for decreased effectiveness.  Sometimes women develop painful intercourse and may also need local estrogen, lubricants, moisturizers and dilators to resume sexual activity.  Read more about improving your sex life here.

For men who may be suffering with lichen sclerosus on the penis, a circumcision or foreskin removal maybe done in severe cases.

Women with lichen sclerosus will need continued follow up as some of the creams and ointments can cause skin thinning, redness and vaginitis.



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