How to use Calendula or Coconut Oil as well as a steroid cream?

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I'm using Clobederm at the moment, but am about to buy either coconut oil or calendula cream to soothe things.  Can I ask how to use the two together.  Do I put the steroid cream on first, then the calendula?  I don't want to reduce the efficacy of the steroid cream.

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    Hi there, everything I have read has advised to leave at least 20 mins after applying the steroid. I usually leave at least half an hour before I apply Hydromol. I also pray water with a little bicarb in it after going to the loo and reapply the Hydromol throughout the day and evening. Hope that helps and good luck
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    I use the steroid cream at night and the lubricant in the morning.  Interested to learn what others do too.  Best wishes.
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    Boy I wish I knew. The doctors were having so much trouble trying to get me to use clobetasol at all much less anything else. I was diagnosed like 4 years ago and didn't use the ointment for that long either!

    and now that I feel like I'm cut down there all the time, resembling a fissure, I'm using it. Coconut oil sounds great but are there any healing properties regarding lichen sclerosus for it let me know how you doing cheetah thanks

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    Thank you all for your replies.  Leaving the steroid for 20/30 minutes before applying anything else sounds reasonable, Caroline16811.   I saw the GP last week and have been told to use the steroid twice a day for a month, before I see him again.  I've also bought some Bicarbonate of Soda and a spray, so will be giving that a try after going to the loo, as well.  I haven't actually been diagosed with LS as yet, but the GP may take a biopsy when I next see him, as he mentioned it as a possibility.

    Thanks again all.

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      Hi Cheetah, I was using Clobetasol twice daily followed by Vitamin E as my doctor prescribed. I was not able to experience any relief from the itching, biting, stinging etc! Someone recommended I read "An experiment with Borax", a forum on this site and everything completely changed for me. From day one of using the Borax, NOT boric acid, I have not had one symptom, nor have I used the Clobetasol again.

      Please read the forum from start to finish and you will find a lot of excellent information on it with encouragement, hope and relief! Also you might wish to look up "medical uses for Borax" on the web. Good luck and good reading!

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