can steroids reverse clitoral fusing?

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I have bad clitoral fusing from LS that has caused horrible clitoral pain and constant hyperarousal. Can topical Clobetasol reverse this fusing and minimize these symptoms? Or estrogen/testosterone topical? Also does anyone know if steroid cream can be compounded in olive oil? I'm very sensitive to most bases. Thank you. 

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    Hi andrealogical,

    So sorry you are dealing with this horrendous disease. 

    Sadly steroids will not reverse fusing at least not that I have read or heard... There have been some very positive reports on borax. You may want to read the thread on "An Experiment With Borax." Estrogen and steroids are basically a band-aid. I try not to use either the steroids or the estrogen. Steroids work for awhile and then may start to do more damage. I have to be extremely careful with any type of estrogen because I have already had to have breast surgery.

    There are lots of oils that can help with dryness. I personally use cold pressed organic coconut oil. There are lots of good reviews on Emu oil. I haven't tried it yet.

    I did do my first borax bath day before yesterday. I will definitely let you know if it helps. There is some great information here on LS. You just have to take the time to read the threads. Another thing I am doing after toileting  and bathing is a solution of hydrogen peroxide and saline. I mix it half and half and keep it in a handy spray bottle.   

    I wish you all the best and God bless! 

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    So sorry to hear your story.  I have had some fusing in the past 2 years and have found that, for me, the best way to combat it is to massage with basic vaseline as soon as I feel a bit of skin starting to fuse.  I then pull the layers of skin apart and massage in more vaseline - extremely painful but, so far, it has stopped any further fusing and I think that's as much as I can expect from this ghastly condition.  Don't let your life revolve around LS - it can take over if you aren't careful.

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    I have experienced that the fusing over the clitoris is the hardest to overcome.  But with patience and diligent treatment with baking soda and borax baths and rinses I have managed to bring it back to normal.  Have, as has already been mentioned here, a look at "an experiment with borax" and other discussions to learn about the details. 

    ?In my experience I don't think that globetasol will make the fusing disappear. 

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      Hi Hanny, thanks for your comment. I've read other places that the Borax is helpful but have found it to be very irritating to the urethra when I apply even a little bit topically. Would a sitz bath solution be less so? Is that what you were referring to when you said baths? Thank you. 

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      You are right, the urethra needs a different environment and that makes it so complicated.  So I then use a bit of apple cider vinegar in my spray bottle.  That calms it down again.

      ?I sit in a full bath when at home and use a sitzbath when away.  Of course you use a lesser amount in the sitzbath and that is something you have to find out yourself - I would suggest you start with small amounts first.  See how it goes.

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