Can LSA white spots can go away after treatment with ointment?

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    Hi there, if you use the steriod cream when first diagnosed it should go away..how often are you using the cream and when were you diagnosed.
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    Well.....LS can not be cured, can be kept at bay with cortisone cream. Sadly, it will never go away for good but cortisone cream is very good and after treatment you should be fine for a while. LS can flare up from time to time ...keep the area moist at all times.
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      Hi hun I’ve only got diagnosed this month. Can I just clarify that by using the clob cream the patches with vanish but when you have a serious flare up they reappear ? 

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      Correct....well, it will take time and treatment for the patches to go away. Flare ups reappear...in the future, you will not be free of this illness, it can not be cured for good. It is an autoimmune illness and you also need to watch carefully your sugar intake, reduce it if you can....also watch your stress levels, as they can trigger a flareup. After treatment with the cortisone cream, you must keep the genital area moist at all times, ask your doctor for more details and to prescribe you creams, ointments you can use and wash with.

      You should check your thyroid function and the glucose levels, just to be sure.........

       

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      Thank you hun for your advice. I’ve made some serious changes with sugar and have eliminated almost all out. But it’s really hard - craving drive you crazy! Not exactly having much luck with my gp as they don’t know much about the condition & I’ve got to spoon feed them with any treatment/tests I require. Not helpful at all, that’s what makes the whole situation much much worse. Had to get blood tests done privately as my gp said no can’t do any as you already had bloods done beginning of year! Had to go down the private root pay £150 for them to tell me my vitamin D levels are low & thyroid etc. then after examining results my gp said oh will need to repeat tests! So now waiting for results! 

      Thank you hun, hoping the white patches disappear, as they look nasty and are painful. Thank you so much for your advice x 

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      Sorry to hear about your GP....may think to change to another. The white patches will go away eventually...the illness has a huge impact on you emotionally and physically, so you must be prepared to deal with it...affects your sexual life. Try to research as much as you can about LS on these forums, on google....the more you know the better you are.

      Keep in touch and let me know how you are doing.

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    LS can not be cured, only managed.   It is of unknown origin, is more common in some families and may be an autoimmune disorder where the body's immune system mistakenly attacks and injures the skin. The drug of choice for LS is Clobetasol Propionate and is effective in the majority of women.  The initial treatment is once or twice a day for up to three months, then cutting back to a prescribed dosage weekly.   Not all GYN know enough about LS to effectively help.   I ended up looking for one that specialized in women's skin related problems.   If  you google Lichen Sclerosis Dermatology Specialists you can get a list, and hopefully one is near where you live!   If you live anywhere in or near Maryland I can privately recommend the female doctor I see for this condition. 

     

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