Non genital LS

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I have LS on elbow, armpit and groins not genital area. If you have this type what has helped?

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    It must be another skin condition because lichen sclerosis is only on genitals.

    I checked again online and find only references to it appearing on vulva area and around anus.

    Correct me if I am mistaken but that is what I have been told and read.

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      Lichen Schlerosis can be anywhere on your body. I have it all over my entire body, including thighs, neck, arms. Already had the biopsy on my abdomen.
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      LS is an inflammatory skin disorder that can appear anywhere on the skin.

      Granted it not as common in areas other than genital.

      I am wondering if dry skin with a lower lipid skin barrier may be more susceptible.

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    I have Lichen Schlerosis all over my body. I can be anywhere, even in the mouth! Luckily I don't have it there. I had a biopsy on my abdomen and it was confirmed. If you Google "Non-Genital" LS you will find that many people suffer from it. There are pictures of it when it has flared, and when it settles down. Last winter was my worst in 15 years. My Dermatologist had some ointment made up for me at a local pharmacy. It's a steroid, plus tar and menthol. It cools and moisturizes. Dovonox is another that works well for some. Hope this helps. Good luck,
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    I have a friend who has this on her face and she has used coconut oil on it with great results. Good luck.
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