Oral medication for LS

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I am having a terrible flare up. Is there any oral medication for LS

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    Have you tried antihistamine's.they calm inflammation and reduce the itch. Then I would try pain relief. That is all I can think of apart from the usual creams for soothing and Clobetasol steroid cream to work externally. Increase treatments to daily for a while then when you have it under control reduce gradually back to once or twice a week for maintenance. Good luck. I was like that last week following a foot operation. The stress and incontinence caused by inability to get to loo in time with foot in cast. I can't walk on it till 1/7/16. Can't wait. I found the pain relief and increasing treatments together with antihistamine helped mine become bearable quite quickly. I even reverted to sudocrem (nappy cream)for a while.
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    I've not heard of any, but I do avoid certain foods - citrus, Earl Grey tea and unfortunately sweets and chocolate, which all seem to make things worse.  Are you under stress at the moment?
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    Rona, I'm guessing you have either had to much sugar or a lot of stress, or both!! those tend to be the culprits..If you can cut out all sugars immediately you should notice a big difference even in a couple of days.
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    I've had antihistamines work....add a warm bath - 20 min!

    Great before bedtime!

    Also, really salty foods like potato chips sometimes cause my flare ups!!

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