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The Horrible Vulva Disease That Can Turn Into Vulva Cancer

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The Horrible Vulva Disease That Can Turn Into Vulva Cancer

Treatment

It’s not great news for lichen sclerosus when it comes to a cure for the condition. Basically, there isn’t one available, because there’s no way to completely rid yourself of the condition. However, there are a few ways that you can reduce the symptoms so you can get on with your life. These include:

Cortisone Cream: When applied to the vulva, this cream can stop the itching and keep lichen sclerosus from getting worse. This is a treatment that you’ll need to continue indefinitely, usually once or twice a week even if there are no symptoms present.

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Surgery: This treatment is usually prescribed when doctors note there is cancerous or pre-cancerous skin in the region. However, surgery might also be recommended to remove scarring or anything that covers the entrance to the vagina. This allows lichen sclerosus sufferers to enjoy sex if they cannot.

In any case, people living with lichen sclerosus will need regular checkups to monitor the condition, and you should tell your health professional if anything changes.

Sex And Lichen Sclerosus

It is entirely possible for lichen sclerosus sufferers to have sex. You can’t pass the condition to someone else because it’s not sexually transmitted or contagious. However, people living with lichen sclerosus might find sex to be painful due to vulvar skin scarring. This can make the vaginal opening right and more likely to split during sex.

Talk to your doctor about your situation and get their advice if you aren’t sure how to proceed.

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