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I have spent a lot of time today researching lichen sclerosus again as I thought there may be some more thoughts on the topic out there. I found one comment repeated several times by various authors which I thought might help some members to understand why it is important that we prevent flare ups and scarring from this terrible disease.
The disease itself does not cause cancer...........It is the fact that scarred tissue can develop a cancer that makes treatment so important.
So I am now certain that using the clobetasol to treat the ls is a good idea as scarring tends to make skin thick and clobetasol would thin it down and help prevent further scarring. I have been worrying about the atrophy but I now think that I at least do not have much scarring. The skin is smooth and by keeping it well moisturised I do not suffer much from active ls and when I do I can calm things down quickly. I hope that by sharing this I can help others to understand the need for treating early and often.
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