Lichen Sclerosus and Thrush

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I have been suffering with Lichen Sclerosus for nearly 2 years now, it appeared to calm down after using dermovate and then 6 months ago i had a flare up that would not go away. The  discomfort was scarey and i kept using the steroid cream.I went back to specialist who said they believed the L.S was in remission and i had Granuloma Annulare down below, (it is a skin condition is suffer with elsewhere), i was sent to another specialist who said L.S was indeed in remission but it wasnt G.A. i was sent away with protopic cream to add to my collection for something that they were unsure of. i used this once and had to get up and wash it off as it was burning me. I then went back to my GP who took a  swab and it turned out that i had a severe case of Thrush amongst everything else. Unfortunately because i was use so many creams and potions it was impossible for me to know this. i was very disappointed in my specialists response but my GP was marvellous. Things have calmed down alot. So i just really wanted everyone to be aware that Thrush could be hiding behind your problems but with the proper treatment things can be made alot easier.

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    Thank you Monique. It's awful what some people are going through, I had no idea this condition even existed and I'm feeling sorry for myself because I want to wee all the time!. You may have a good point about thrush though, I had a particularly bad episode a few years ago and I'm now wondering if that is what has caused the lichen sclerous. I can't believe I didn't even know I'd got it. No obvious symptoms apart from dryness.Oh well, I suppose I'll find out eventually the reason behind the urinary urgency and whether or not, it's connected. Meanwhile, I must stop 'googling' and frightening myself. I hope you feel much better soon, it's horrible for you x
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      Hi just a thought,  Frequent urge can be a sign of diabetes, urinary urge incontinence and many other things so please get a urine test to make sure you are not missing something important.  I think we all assume things are related to the Ls but we forget there are other conditions that cause problems with our private bits.  Good luck finding out
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    Hi Monique, It really helped me to read your post this morning, as I've just this week seen my Dermatologist who was very pleased to see my skin in remission for now and yet I still have a really really sore inflamed area on my clitoris. She said,  I think the redness is just 'incidental', but to be honest I was in such pain I stupidly didn't ask her what she meant. So I think if it doesn't settle soon I will go back to my GP and ask for a swab to be done. So thanks ever so much for that information!

    Ooh! I do sympathise entirely with you, it's such a painful thing to cope with isn't it? And it's embarressing to raise in normal conversations. And of course our daily lives have to go on in spite of the pain we're dealing with.

    I do hope it settles very soon for you......and for me too!  smile

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    Hi I use protopic and for the 1st 24hrs I had intense heat down below but after that I've had no side effects I've used it for 6 weeks 2 daily and it cleared my LS now I just use clob every now and then hope this helps
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    I have always been very prone to thrush. It has occured to me this is why I have LS. Everytime I ovulate I get it. Lately I have been using  yogurt to ease it. I just got tired of using the regular stuff. It has helped. I don't know I just feel that it is somehow connected.
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    Monique, I agree that yeast (thrush) can often get mixed up with LS and overlap, sort of in a vicious cycle. One thing, don't use the fastest version of the Canestan cream (I call it the blowtorch football). My gynae said to use the regular seven-day tube of cream. It's gentler.

    My gynae switched me from Dermovate to Protopic after 18 months. I does burn a little, but I like how it's working. Is it possible you applied too much? I use such a tiny bit, smaller than the smallest pea.

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