White patches inside :(

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I now have white patches inside my vaginal opening.. and that's where the itching is as the moment. I'm not eating sugar, and I'm using coconut oil.... But I'm wondering if I should use my steroid cream inside there? Is it safe? I've only ever had to use it on the surface. Help!

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    One thing that I started doing a week ago that has yielded big benefits for me is rinsing myself with a teaspoon or two of bicarb of soda  - I am not too precise with measurement - in 500 ml (or so) of tap water and rinse with it after every toilet break. I actually have it in a small bowl and let it run over my skin and into the toilet. Pat dry and voila!  The itching this week  has been non existent for the first time in weeks. I have used the steroid cream once and estrogen cream once. I don't know if it's the soda that has made the difference or if this is just a break from the symptoms but you might give it a try. I cannot advise on the steroid cream as I try to use it as sparingly as possible.
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    This could be Lichen Planus. You can also get it in your mouth. I have had it for a few years now along with the LS. It's very sore and itchy. My dermatologist said to use dermovate but lately it seems to really burn so I've stopped and just keep lubricated. She thought the idea of bicarbonate of soda and water rinsing was a bad idea as it alters the ph balance of your skin and I'm not sure using it on such a raw patch would help. It is all trial and error, I tried coconut oil as a lubricant but it made things worse for me. Check this new patch out with your doctor for a proper diagnosis.
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    Hi Nikki, When I was first diagnosed I had white plaques of skin on the inside of my labia minora.  I used the cream sparingly (about half a pearl size amount twice a day for around a week) and it cleared it up quickly.  All I can say is that if the white plaques of skin are inside your vagina you may have to see your doctor because it is not really advisable to apply Clob inside, I got away with it because although it was inside, it was only a small amount and it was on my labia minora, and I am not too sure where your white plaques are, so it is difficult to offer advice really.

    Bicarb of soda is mainly used to spray after urinating, and it is sprayed on the outside of the vagina, I wouldn't put it anywhere else, like inside.

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    Hi there. My dermatologist and I believe other specialists in this field tell you to use dermovate where required, as long as it doesn't cause any irritation. You need to use it regularly and not be frightened of using too much. LS actually causes the skin to thicken so dermovate will not make your skin thinner. It is the only thing that gets rid of the white patches. If you're worried ask your GP. 
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    From my knowledge I thought LS only affected the outer areas, could it be thrush? As recently had thrush and I didn't realise for a while as I'm used to having itching and thought I was just having a flare up. I don't know much about lichen plan us either. But it might be best going to you doctor about these new patches just to be sure 
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    Hi Nikki, 

    This was one of the first symtoms I had. On the very inside of the vag, always the same spot...very red and raw like and hurt. Though no white patches but the pain is usually there when I have a flare up. I was treat for thrush and put on fluecenzole for 6 months to treat thrush and it didn't make the slightest difference. 

    I'm pretty sure it is the LS as well. For me it's only a problem when I am having a flare - up. I'm having a flare up atm which is pretty bad and the inside of my vag is also really sore and raw again. I have a genital dermo apointment on Tuesday so will ask about it then and let you know what it said. 

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      Nikki are you using any other treatments to aid your symtoms? I find emu oil is good between flare ups to manage milder symtoms, but I've been using coconut oil  this week and I found that to help more than the emu oil. The coconut oil is safe to use around the vaginal entrance and I find helps a lot. 
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      It possibly could be, but I'm kinda lumping the two together because as far as I can tell they are linked and turn up at the same time. I also have a rash on my wrist thet comes with flare-ups and is part of the 'lichen' family. Like I said I will ask my dermo when I see him, but all of these skin coniditons arrived at the same time for me so I'm pretty certain they're caused by the same thing. 
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      Not sure at all!!! My Gyno stopped practicing a while back and now I'm waiting to get a new one. This is the first time I've had this inside my vagina. It's always been on the outside... And yes I use coconut oil. Very helpful. I also have an appointment at the vulva disease clinic for June 1. So I should get answers, just not right away. The weird thing is... I had these patches before I went to Jamaica, and while I was there, they just disappeared! Came home and they're back.
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    Yes I was told LS doesn't generally affect the uretha either and it's possibly planus or urethra syndrome either was it feels like someone is intermittently stabbing me up there then dry then sore ...... Blooming nightmare waiting to see urologist. 
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