Do you struggle with genital skin itching that doctors have been unable to diagnose? You could be suffering from lichen sclerosus. Lichen sclerosus is a skin condition that is marked by intermittent itching in the external genitalia. But what exactly is lichen sclerosus, and what treatments are available for genital skin itching.
Facts about Lichen sclerosus (LS)
The itching associated with lichen sclerosus affects the external genitalia which includes the labia minora, labia majora, the clitoral hood (skin surrounding the cloritis), and grooves between vulva and thigh. The condition can also make the skin become wrinkly, thin, and sticky, and cause the tissues to fuse together and causes variable degrees of skin blanching.
What Treatments Are Available For LS?
Lichen sclerosus is a chronic condition that cannot be cured, but it can be effectively controlled with the right treatment (click here to learn more).
At Fowler GYN International (FGI), they treat patients with lichen sclerosus with a customized treatment protocol that is designed to suppress the condition. Once this has been achieved, they recommend a maintenance cream to manage the condition on an ongoing basis. The experts at FGI do not endorse episodic superpotent topical corticosteriods that are commonly prescribed general Ob/Gyn’s. The reason being, LS has asymptomatic progression between treatments which is poor management.
FeminaRx Pure SkinCare Collection
When treating genital skin itching FGI also advise patients to use hypocontactant skin care products. In this regard, they have developed the FeminaRx Pure SkinCare Collection for patients with sensitive vaginal skin. The collection consists of hypocontactant soap, soothing astringent skin rinse for the external genitalia, moisturizing skin lotion, non-water based labial emollient for sports and exercise, non-reactive water-based vaginal lubricant for intercourse, and special blend shaving cream for the genital area.
After they begin the treatment protocol recommended by FGI, patients can expect to see an improvement in symptoms within a few weeks.
Are you experiencing genital itching that has been undiagnosed or unresponsive to your ob/gyn’s treatment? Contact Fowler GYN International, Paradise Valley, AZ, for a consultation where you will meet Board Certified Gynecologist. You can reach them at fowlergyninternational.com/contact-us, or by calling 480-420-4001.