Question to ask my Gynecologist?

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Well I am going to a special 'Vulvar Clinic' in the morning.  ( My gyne told me once diagnosed with LS last December, I would be given an apptmt once a year to check for Vulvar Cancer.  I think she will be giving the exams.  If I have the opportunity to ask her a question or two, please suggest what you think is important to ask.

I am thinking I will ask:

1) about using the Clob ointment rather than the Clob cream she prescribed

2) about Vitamin D cream

3) low dose Hydrocortisone for maintenance as I have read here that some have been advised that if the LS has responded as it should to the Clob 2x weekly routine  ie every 4th day and is stable.  Sometimes I feel that the LS is sort of starting to act up before the 4th day, but I do I will refer her to Dr. Goldsteins webinar also.

Anything else anyone can suggest to ask?


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    One useful question I continue to ask and have not received an answer that

    actually works is: what are the various ways to stop or reduce the itching?

     I find that I can resist scratching up to a point.  When that point

    crosses over, the repressed compulsion takes over with a vengeance.  This

    is how the (possibly avoidable added) undesirable cycle is maintained.

     Good luck and keep us posted on your visit. 

    What is the fuction of Vitamen D cream? Thanks.

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      Hi,  I have always thought that the itching was due to dryness.  I found that once diagnosed, the itching I used to get went due to my using the dermovate on affected areas. Also because I started to moisturise and wash with Epaderm every day it stopped the area being dry.  I stopped using perfumes that irritate of any kind and wash underwear in non bio washing powder.  I also wipe with Epaderm after every toilet visit to keep the area free from urine.  Hope you find a solution for your problem.  I never itch now.
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      Thank you, Chrisy, for your detailed description.  LS, being non or minimal itching, can be far more acceptable.  With consistent application of dermovate or clob and vigilent caring, chances of the condition developing to be something far more serious is small (according to studies).
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    Hi Helen,  I hope your check up went okay. Sorry didn't see this in time. 


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