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I was diagnosed with LS in October last year. I was very distraught after seeing all of the pictures online but now realise they are the extreme cases. I applied dermovate for a few weeks and that relieved the itching and soreness so I then progressed onto 'baking soda' sprays and coconut oil with occasional applications of dermovate (approx twice a week). At my first appointment with the vulva dermatologist/gynaecologist this week she has told me to apply dermovate twice a day for three months and then go back to see her. She said this will blast the LS and not get rid of it, but hopefully control it and then I should be able to apply dermovate just twice a month. My doctor told me I should expect a biopsy however the consultant said she didn't need to do one as she could tell I had LS and there was no signs of cancer. I had read it was an autoimmune disease and presumed that I had a low immune system so I was trying to boost my immune system via diet etc however, my dermatologist said it was my immune system working too hard and looking for something to do so it started attacking healthy cells. I wondered why I hadn't caught all the coughs and colds my family inflicted on me over Xmas !! I now feel very optimistic about my future with LS. Ps. I am in the UK
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