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by Dr Nevianna Bordet
Tue May 12, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Lichen Sclerosus
Topic: Elocon usage and lichen sclerosus
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Re: Elocon usage and lichen sclerosus

Lichen sclerosus can cause white or pale areas to appear on the vulva so I assume this is what you mean by "discolouration". Elocon would typically be prescribed daily for 1 month and then weaned off slowly (e.g. alternate days for 1 month and then twice weekly for the third month). Howeve...
by Dr Nevianna Bordet
Tue May 12, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Lichen Sclerosus
Topic: The difference between lichen sclerosus and lichen planus
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Re: The difference between lichen sclerosus and lichen planu

Although lichen planus (LP) and lichen sclerosus (LS) are different conditions, I have seen patients in the Vulval clinic where there seems to be an overlap between the conditions. Lichen planus can affect the vagina internally as well as the outer vulval part of the skin. LP can also affect the mou...
by Dr Nevianna Bordet
Mon May 11, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Lichen Sclerosus
Topic: Querying GP's response
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Re: Querying GP's response

Lichen sclerosus LS is not associated with Multiple Sclerosis. LS in women may be associated with other autoimmune disease such as thyroid disease, but in men this association seems to lack. Perhaps the pathogenesis (what causes the condition) is different in males compared to females.
by Dr Nevianna Bordet
Mon May 11, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Lichen Sclerosus
Topic: Lichen Planus/Oral Lichen Planus
Replies: 1
Views: 631

Re: Lichen Planus/Oral Lichen Planus

I am sorry to hear that you are suffering so much. This forum is on Lichen Sclerosus rather than Lichen Planus. These are different conditions. If your main problem is in the mouth than I would recommend that you see your dentist or you can ask your GP to refer you to an Ear Nose Throat (ENT) specia...
by Dr Nevianna Bordet
Mon May 11, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Lichen Sclerosus
Topic: Medication/treatment
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Re: Medication/treatment

The treatment for Lichen Sclerosus depends on the presentation and severity. Usually a very potent topical steroid cream or ointment is used to get the condition under control (such as clobetasol propionate). This is prescribed once daily for a month and then weaned down to alternate days for the se...
by Dr Nevianna Bordet
Mon May 11, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Lichen Sclerosus
Topic: Thighs burning from steroid cream
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Re: Thighs burning from steroid cream

The potent steroid cream that is used to treat Lichen sclerosus can irritate the skin if it consistently comes into contact with your thighs or buttocks. To prevent this, apply a good barrier cream to the skin on your thighs. I usually recommend an ointment (such as Hydromol ointment/ Epaderm ointme...
by Dr Nevianna Bordet
Mon May 11, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Lichen Sclerosus
Topic: Can't stop scratching
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Re: Can't stop scratching

If you have ongoing symptoms and have not been seen for several years I would advise you to make an appointment to see your GP. The intense itching means that the treatment you are currently using is not the correct one. Perhaps your steroid cream is not potent enough. Lichen Sclerosus needs to be t...
by Dr Nevianna Bordet
Mon May 11, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Lichen Sclerosus
Topic: Restoring the structure of the vulva
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: Restoring the structure of the vulva

I am very sorry to hear that the Lichen Sclerosus has caused so much scarring. Fusion over the clitoral hood can cause the clitoris to become buried, but it's not "lost" as some women fear. This leads to decreased or loss of sensitivity. Fusion of the labia can lead to a narrower opening i...
by Dr Nevianna Bordet
Mon May 11, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Lichen Sclerosus
Topic: Lichen Sclerosus symptoms
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Re: Lichen Sclerosus symptoms

Lichen sclerosus (LS) can present in a variety of ways but the commonest one is persistent itching. A lot of women mistake this for thrush. However, often with thrush women have a discharge (classically a cottage-cheese consistency), and if it is thrush than over-the-counter treatments such as cream...
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