Dermovate

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I used the Dermovate every day, twice a day for two weeks.  My LS has calmed down significantly.  I will continue to use the Dermovate once a day for two weeks and then only twice a week for a while. Then onto three times a month to maintain some normality. My question is, whilst my LS is subdued do I continue thus? What if I get a flare up? Do I go back to twice daily? Or once daily? Or what?

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    My doctors have told me to use up to two weeks during a flare up to twice daily, not to use more then two weeks consecutively. Then a twice a week dosage permantly for maintenance which is suppose to help minimize flares.
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    It would maybe be best to consult your doctor again and see what would be the best treatment for you.
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    My gynecologist said after the first two week regime of 2x per day, to drop to once a day for next week then to 2x per week forever.  She said in the case of a flare up to go to 3x per week.  As I understand it , it is necessary to continue the clobetasol (dermovate) faithfully as only if a certain level of it is maintained in your system will the LS be kept at bay.  I personally would not dare to stop unless I had no symptoms for some time. If that were - (sigh  - I wish it were to happen) then I would also check with my gynecologist before stopping.  I would be afraid the LS, give a chance, would come back with a vengeance. But I speak only from personal experience.  Check with your doctor for sure
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      Thank you, Helen and G30Org313.  Learning from your precise descriptions is very helpful.  One main problem with my experience where I simply gave up was, not having specific directions from my GYN - so I lost faith both in this GYN's expertise/commitment and in clob altogether.  

      Meantime, I switched to another GYN locally who prescribed Cobagin (Swiss) plus Vagisan (German), both are more organic ingredients.  I will follow this protocol for another month.  If no significant improvement, I might consider going back to clob again.  Do keep us posted on your progress in a month or two.  Time will tell.  What has been helpful to manage your itchiness?

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      Hi vibrant health, I have found with me that I have had to switch to wearing only cotton underwear (inside out so that the seams do not irritate).  I have also had to start changing my underwear twice a day which has seemed to help.  For work I used to wear trousers and have requested to be allowed to wear a skirt.  As my manager said I could wear a skirt with flesh coloured tights, I opted for stockings as tights would have irritated.  I only use emollient wash when bathing and showering.  I also use aqueous cream every time I visit the toilet.  All this seems to have helped me
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