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I am newly diagnosed. My Doctor prescribed me with betamethasone cream twice daily for 6 weeks and then taper down to find a maintenance dose. I feel like 6 weeks is too long, has anybody used this cream that long daily?
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Hello sorry you have got LS but welcome . Great ladies and Gents on here full f helpful advice.
Also you will find that 6 weeks is not going to be long enough.
Most of us keep using to prevent outbreaks .
You get to know the signs of the tingling or maybe itch .
Good luck but it also is quite and individual thing in the way your own body reacts to certain treatments 😉
But do not let it ruin your life we are LS fighters here 👊🏼
Do it. Just do not smear on massive amounts! A little goes a long way. I over did at at first and irritated my skin even more. Now I'm 8 weeks in and on the maintenance every 3 days and I once again love my vagine! It's coming back and looking good! (I'm 54) my gynys advice. Use a small amount a bit smaller than a pea start at the top and work your way down. It works!
Hi, It all depends on your symptoms. I'm guessing your itching with white plaques of skin?
For example, when I visited my gyno years ago I had no itching but I did have the white plaques of skin. I think I was one of the lucky ones because after ten days the white plaques had completely gone! and so I then reduced it to once a day, then every other day and so on.
You do really need to be using it while you have the white plaques, and once they start to go, its a matter of judgement and common sense I think on how often afterwards. Remember to use a hand mirror and only a small pearl sized amount.
You can post on here if you have any other questions. Let us know how you get on.
Hi Connie, no I have an annual check with my GP and I am vigilant about looking for lumps and sores which don't heal.I have had a biopsy and removal of a lesion which didn't heal over several months. The results came back clear of Cancer but confirmed LS with ulceration. I don't think that it is necessary to have numerous biopsies 'Just in Case'.
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