With lichen sclerosus, you have light, shiny patches on your skin. The skin is tight, less supple and sometimes thinner. The spots itch and sometimes hurt.
Women usually experience symptoms around the labia, the entrance to the vagina and the anus. In men, it is usually on the penis, the glans and the foreskin.
Lichen sclerosus can sometimes become cancerous, so please be aware of any unusual (skin)changes, inflammation or chronic infections.
Hormone ointment to reduce the risk of cancer
Greasy ointment and hormone ointment can help to alleviate the symptoms. Hormone ointment also reduces the chance of lichen sclerosus becoming cancerous.
Your doctor at HelloDoc Health can prescribe the right kind of medication and your doctor will tell you how often you should apply the hormone ointment. Unfortunately you will have to use this ointment for the rest of your life.
Check your skin
Check every month to see if you see or feel any changes in your skin. Do you see or feel a change? If so, make an appointment to see the doctor treating you.
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