Thank you for your kind words. Acitretin in the treatment of severe lichen sclerosus et atrophicus of the vulva: My GYN thought I had yeast and gave me nystatin ointment and powder which only aggravated the condition. I am now 64 and even I am not happy if LS affects my sex life and I always feel that the sooner you can get help the better. Lichen sclerosus is most common on the vulvas of women. Topical testosterone in dystrophic diseases of the vulva.
Diagnosed last friday 19th and didnt have a clue about this so came as quite a shock. Although most of the dermatologic literature reports "lichen sclerosus et atrophicus," the shortened "lichen sclerosus" has appeared sporadically since the s. Anxiety and nerves are very common and a normal reaction to living with a condition that doctors are not able to supply all the answers for. Sign up for the free AFP email table of contents. I am reading that you may not be in agreement with this finding. When hyperplastic dystrophy, a term developed for this system, caused confusion on its own, a consensus modified the nomenclature once again Table III.
Has anyone else found this to be a dilemma? How is lichen sclerosus treated? Hormonal studies in LS center on the actions of testosterone. So you may not need a Fentons procedure but it may be helpful to have the skin bridge removed and I think its worth getting in touch with your dermatologist or even your GP to see if you can get further advice. As late as , descriptions of a technique for "prophylactic" total vulvectomy was described in the dermatologic literature.
My vulva is pink and healthy looking yes, I do examine myself. I have another appointment with my GYN tomorrow morning. I have also done a cleanse. On examination, lichen simplex chronicus presents as erythematous, lichenified plaques with overlying excoriation. My dermatologist diagnosed me.