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Good to see so many positive stories here. As a man obviously I'm in a minority. After 3 years of suffering with this and seeing doctor after doctor who didn't know what it was, I was finally diagnosed with LS by a very senior London dermatologist who specialises in men's problems.
I've been given clobetasol ointment and asked to use it twice a day for one month. I was also asked to use a barrier cream called Epiderm but this really aggravates the area so have been advised that I don't have to use it and can stick with just the clob.
My question is that how long does it normally take for people to see a difference after using the steroid? I'm one week in and no change yet. I'm actually starting to find the area more uncomfortable as rubbing seems to aggravate things. It is quite advanced though (three years without any treatment has probably not helped).
Also after the month is up I read that you have to wean yourself off the steroid rather than come off it completely all at once. Is that true and how best to do it? I have another appointment with the specialist in three weeks so I will ask him of course.
If I don't see any result with the clob, he said that it's likely I will need a circumcision.
Thanks in advance.
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