White Shiny Patch - Possibly LS?

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Back story -- About six months ago my period returned in full force after two years of breastfeeding. I had very mild periods leading up to this and my skin was very dry and itchy, which I attributed to low estrogen from breastfeeding. After my period fully returned, my skin became extremely sensitive and I had a burning sensation at the entrance of my vagina. This happened on a Saturday, so I wasn't able to contact my doctor's office right away. In the meantime, I applied vagisil to ease the discomfort. The following day my skin started to blister and get small fissures. My doctor was unfortunately on maternity leave, so I had to see a new doctor and she told me without question I had HSV2. Everything came back negative, which was great, but I didn't know how to treat the blisters or what even caused them.

Thankfully, my skin healed and I was able to see my doctor this past December. She said everything looked good and it seemed like a perfect storm. Since then, I've had a few tiny fissures on the top part of my vulva in the creases. The skin healed, but it lost its pigment and I'm now I'm very concerned and have scheduled another appt at the beginning of March.

Picture is attached of the white spot of skin. It surrounds the area of the cut and is flat and smooth. I'm not sure if it lost the pigment due to skin trauma and thats just how it healed, if it's LS, or something more serious. The internet is a scary place when you don't know and have to wait. image

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    i have lost pigment as well. I self diagnosed myself due to my symptoms, a lot like your describing. I had to go to a dermatologist for the LS diagnoses. a lot of general practice dr's are not knowledeable about it. Through my derm dr is where I got my clobatesol steroid cream. (life saver)

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    I haven L S I have ulceration and redness at the entrance symmetrically so I arent worried about that. I use the dermovate/clob for maintenance. Went for check up the other week and didnt realise that exactly where yours is shiny so was mine. I got told to apply the dermovate there and it quickly went pink. Have you any of this you didnt say. Dont google the images are images of people who dont check themselves and arent aware. You ARE aware and are doing something about it. Once you apply the steroid it will go back to healthy skin just like excema does. Think of it as excema as I do and it will be ok.

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      Is it common in the early stages of LS to have white patches on one side? My skin is slightly lighter on the other side but definitely not as noticeable. I haven't been prescribed anything yet, but I'm familiar with clob. My husband uses it for his psoriasis. When my cuts returned my husband told me to try a tiny bit, which I did and my skin healed faster. I would have continued using it, but I would prefer the okay from a doctor. Does clob help restore lost pigment? Thanks!

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