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Lichen sclerosus causes white patches on the skin around genital skin. The cause is unknown, but may be linked to autoimmune diseases, infections, thyroid disease, and genetic predisposition.

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Can lichen sclerosus be cured?

Lichen sclerosus can be well-controlled with adequate treatment.


What is the IDC-9 code for vulvar lichen sclerosus?

701.0


What are some treatments for lichen sclerosus?

Sometimes no treatment is needed for certain cases of lichen sclerosus. If more severe, a strong cortisone or steroid creme can be used for several weeks. Surgery is also a treatment option.


Can you die from lichen sclerous?

You cannot die from it alone. It mostly just causes discomfort, bleeding and pain. It usually goes away or a treatment by the doctor will help. However, though Lichen sclerosus does not cause skin cancer, the skin that is scarred by lichen sclerosus is more likely to develop skin cancer. If you have the disease, see the doctor every 6 to 12 months. The doctor can look at and treat any changes in the skin.


Is clobetasol cream used to treat lichen sclerosus of the vulva?

Yes. Use daily for several weeks to stop the symptoms and then twice weekly for maintenance.


What can i use for pruritus vulvae have suffered itching for 2 yrs and am scarred from itching?

By Mayo Clinic staffLichen sclerosus (LI-kun skluh-RO-sus) is an uncommon condition that creates patchy, white skin that's thinner than normal. Lichen sclerosus may affect skin on any part of your body, but most often involves skin of the vulva or skin around the anus.Lichen sclerosus in genital areaWhen they do occur, lichen sclerosus symptoms may include:Itching (pruritus), which can be severeDiscomfort, which is generally greater if lichen sclerosus appears on or around your genital or anal areasSmooth white spots on your skin that may grow into blotchy, wrinkled patchesTenderness of the affected areas of your skinEasy bruising or tearingIn severe cases, bleeding, blistering or ulcerated lesionsPainful intercourseThe uncomfortable itching and scarring that accompanies severe lichen sclerosus may narrow the vaginal opening and affect the ability or desire to have sexual intercourse.If this sounds like what you have, you need to see a doctor, as there is no over the counter product that can take care of this. A gynecologist that specializes in pelvic( vaginal) reconstruction or a dermatologist(wouldn't be my first choice) is your best bet. I hope this helps you.


You have been itching for 5 years it is worse at night you have tried everything you have white patches and currently one side of the vulvae is double in size?

By Mayo Clinic staffLichen sclerosus (LI-kun skluh-RO-sus) is an uncommon condition that creates patchy, white skin that's thinner than normal. Lichen sclerosus may affect skin on any part of your body, but most often involves skin of the vulva or skin around the anus.Lichen sclerosus in genital area When they do occur, lichen sclerosus symptoms may include:Itching (pruritus), which can be severeDiscomfort, which is generally greater if lichen sclerosus appears on or around your genital or anal areasSmooth white spots on your skin that may grow into blotchy, wrinkled patchesTenderness of the affected areas of your skinEasy bruising or tearingIn severe cases, bleeding, blistering or ulcerated lesionsPainful intercourseThe uncomfortable itching and scarring that accompanies severe lichen sclerosus may narrow the vaginal opening and affect the ability or desire to have sexual intercourse.If this sounds like what you have, you need to see a doctor, as there is no over the counter product that can take care of this. A gynecologist that specializes in pelvic( vaginal) reconstruction or a dermatologist(wouldn't be my first choice) is your best bet. I hope this helps you.


Causes of species reduction of lichen?

Global Warming.


What would be the cause for one of your vulvular lips to swell twice its size with itching?

I would suggest you get a physical exam done. You may have contracted an infection, especially if there's itching. Possible causes for dramitically swollen and itchy labia include dermatitis, thrush, lichen sclerosus, vulvular cancer, yeast infection... but seriously: Get it checked out.


What causes lichen planus?

No one knows what causes lichen planus, although some experts suspect that it is an abnormal immune reaction following a viral infection, probably aggravated by stress.


Been itchy on and off for 5 months got tested back in January and test came out fine but im still itchy down there sometimes pretty bad where i cant stop scratching im terrified its an std HELP?

See your health care provider and ask about other vulvar skin conditions, like vulvar lichen sclerosus, that can cause chronic itching. Most women with lichen sclerosus go undiagnosed for years because the itching or pain can be severe with no obvious skin changes in the early stages. If your gyncological health care provider is not comfortable with vulvar biopsy and diagnosis of vulvar conditions, ask for a referral to a specialist.


What causes infection in lichen simplex chronicus?

infection is greatly increased when the outer layer of protective skin is broken. Skin usually repairs itself quickly; however, in the case of lichen simplex chronicus, healing skin causes more itching and more scratching causes a thickening of the skin

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