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Hi, I'm 70 and I've had itching and discomfort for at least two years. About a year ago I saw a locum GP who examined me, said I was very dry and prescribed Sylk moisturiser. This did nothing really and things gradually got worse. I've been putting it all down to vaginal atrophy. I saw a nurse practitioner two weeks ago who was very concerned about the level of inflammation in the vulva and labia area. She prescribed Betnovate, which I've been using for two weeks twice a day.
I saw my GP this morning and, although things have improved generally, I still have two areas of dark red inflammation. So, I've now been prescribed Clobederm, twice a day, and will see my GP again in a month. He mentioned LS, so I know that's what he's thinking, although there are no white patches. He also said, if it didn't clear up in the month he would take a sample to test for LS.
So, two questions really. Firstly, does the above sound like LS to you?
Secondly, I've been told to apply the Clobederm 'sparingly', the same as I did the Betnovate, but I wondered if anyone could give me a more accurate idea about how much to use. The leaflet in the box gives finger-tip measurements, but, of course, the genital area isn't mentioned! I've been putting a very tiny blob of the Betnovate on the end of my finger and just spreading it about. Is this OK?
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