Dermovate cream or ointment?

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Is it just a matter of personal preference, or are there objective reasons to choose ointment rather than cream?  Best wishes, Jo

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    According to Dr Goldstein, who is an expert in treating LS people in his gyno/vulvar practice, the oinment works better than the cream.  I cannot remember the exact reason, I think it was about the ointment making down thryu the skin layers better.  His web video is recorded and very informative.  The information in it will be better than your own Dr's most likely. You can view it theu this site.  Dr Goldstein, New to LS.
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      Tx Woozie, I've watched the web video and learnt a lot but I hadn't taken that bit in properly.  You saying that nudges my memory, yes, it was exactly that.  Big thank you for replying.  Best regards, J.
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    Hi I'm only new to this and nt sure yet if it's ls I have , am waiting on a definite diagnosis but I was using the cream for 5/6 days and was feeling an improvement and changed to ointment as I read it's better and I seemed to regress so I changed back to cream and I have been improving again so I feel the cream has worked better for me , anyone else experience this ?
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      Yeah I'm not really sure as this is my first time to use dermovate , iv been using it for 5 weeks 2/ day then 1 week 1/day so now I'm using 1-2 per wk as I'm afraid to use it for too long in case it causes thinning , my symptoms are not fully gone , I still feel some soreness but as I won't see my dermatologist for 15 Mths I'm unsure how long it too long to use the dermovate , I'm scared to stop using it altogether as I don't want the inflammation to return so have you any advice on when to stop using 1/ 2 per week and if I stop altogether if the inflammation and soreness comes back how long should I leave between usage , sorry for the long message but I'm confused as to how long is too long with the cream ? I'm goin to give the ointment a try again and see how it goes with the next flare up , thanks
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    Hi Jo. 

    The ointment seems to work far better.  I think it stays on the skin longer and therefore the active ingredients can work for longer, plus there is an emollient effect with the ointment which does not seem to be the same with the cream.  I think there is a vast difference and have had to change a tube of cream for one of ointment before now.

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    Hi Jo, I read somewhere that it is ointment for the vulva area and cream for LS on other parts of the body.
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