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by Dr Karen Gibbon
Thu May 13, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on lichen sclerosus
Topic: persistant symptoms
Replies: 2
Views: 1076

Re: persistant symptoms

Lichenoid inflammation can take many months to resolve and it's not unusual for flares to occur which may need daily treatment for a week or two in order to re-establish control. Using steroids of an appropriate strength twice weekly eg dermovate is a good way to achieve remission. The symptoms that...
by Dr Karen Gibbon
Thu May 13, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on lichen sclerosus
Topic: LS and urinary problems
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Re: LS and urinary problems

Urinary problems are themselves very common especially in post-menopausal women. LS is also more common in post-menopausal women but varies hugely in it's severity and accompanying architectural changes. There is no doubt that urinary incontinence and excessive wearing of pads can aggravate LS and c...
by Dr Karen Gibbon
Thu May 13, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Expert clinic on lichen sclerosus
Topic: steroids
Replies: 1
Views: 702

Re: steroids

Topical steroids are anti-inflammatory and yes do change some aspects of cells. However, a biopsy is not always needed before treatment for LS can begin. A biopsy may be required if the condition does not appear to be responding as well as it should. A good pathologist can help interpret a biopsy co...
by Dr Karen Gibbon
Tue May 19, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Lichen Sclerosus
Topic: LS
Replies: 1
Views: 1111

Re: LS

I was recently diagnosed with LS although I am still not quite sure if it LS or LP. Anyway because they are treated the same way it doesn't probably matter much. My question is for a week now when I am applying the ointment on my vulva it burns my skin for about 10 seconds. After that no pain or bur...
by Dr Karen Gibbon
Thu May 14, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Lichen Sclerosus
Topic: Lichen Sclerosus and the coronavirus
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Re: Lichen Sclerosus and the coronavirus

Thank you for your query. In LS the immune system is over-active (rather than under-active) in a very specific way. By this I mean that it is interested in the part of our skin where the top layer - the epidermis meets the lower layer - the dermis. LS does not have the ability to upset any other asp...
by Dr Karen Gibbon
Thu May 14, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Lichen Sclerosus
Topic: Creams & ointments not working
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Re: Creams & ointments not working

Thank you for your post. Extra-genital Lichen Sclerosus (LS) is a relatively common condition which we see in dermatology clinics. The treatments for this do vary. In general you start with cream/ointment in the form of super potent steroids e.g dermovate or nerisone forte. They need to be used dail...
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