Lichen sclerosus is a chronic inflammatory skin condition which can affect any part of the skin, but it most often affects the vaginal area and the skin around the anus. It can start in childhood – or adulthood, usually after menopause, and it affects girls or women of any age.
If left untreated, lichen sclerosus can have serious effects. Some cases may cause severe pain during sex. It can also cause permanent scars and can be a risk factor for skin cancer and vulvar cancer.
The most common autoimmune diseases associated with lichen sclerosus are autoimmune thyroiditis, alopecia areata, vitiligo, and pernicious anemia. … Furthermore, chronic irritation caused by urine exposure and reduced estrogen levels have also been associated with anogenital lichen sclerosus.
Signs and symptoms usually affect the skin of the genital and anal areas, but may also affect the skin of the upper body, upper arms and breasts. Symptoms may appear as redness, itching, pain, smooth white patches, blotchy/wrinkled patches, tearing or bleeding, blistering or ulcerated sores and painful sex.
There are many common treatments for lichen sclerosus but they are symptom based instead of treating the condition itself. Some of the more common treatments are corticosteroid ointments or creams.
Call my office at (513)-887-9400 to find out how we use a natural, drugless and non-surgical approach to HEAL LICHEN SCHLEROSUS.
Julie Payne, FNP Certified O-Shot® Provider
Principled Healthcare Solutions
3328 Princeton Rd.
Fairfield Twp., Ohio 45011