Is lichen sclerosus common in teens?
While lichen sclerosus can affect females and males of any age, it is most common in females, and it usually occurs before puberty or around menopause. If your child has lichen sclerosus, they should avoid using soap, talcum powder, antiseptics or non-prescription creams.
Is lichen sclerosus common in children?
Pediatric Lichen Sclerosus (LS) is a skin condition that affects the vulva and/or peri-anal area. An estimated 10 to 15 percent of cases occur in young girls. Most cases occur in the postmenopausal years.
What Colour is lichen sclerosus?
Lichen sclerosus (said ‘like-en skler-oh-sus’) is a skin condition that makes patches of skin look white, thickened and crinkly. It most often affects the skin around the vulva or anus. It can be itchy, painful and cause permanent scarring.
What age is lichen sclerosus common?
Lichen sclerosus is a long-term (chronic) skin condition. It causes the skin to become thin, white, and wrinkly. Lichen sclerosus may occur in men, women, and children at any age. But it is most common in women older than age 50.
Can I have a baby with lichen sclerosus?
Does Lichen Sclerosus affect pregnancy? Lichen Sclerosus does not usually interfere with becoming pregnant, or having a vaginal birth. Due to hormone changes, some women notice an improvement during pregnancy. Lichen Sclerosus will not harm the baby.
Are there any natural remedies for lichen sclerosus?
Such natural products like cider vinegar, essential oils, and castor oil are among the ten options to be considered. Dietary changes – Candida diet and probiotics may help keep the disease for being active because it eliminates yeast infections which can add to symptoms of LS.
How do you soothe lichen sclerosus?
These self-care tips may help, whether you are undergoing treatment or not:
- Apply lubricant (petroleum jelly, A and D ointment, Aquaphor) to the affected area.
- Gently wash the affected area daily and pat dry.
- Ease burning and pain with oatmeal solutions, sitz baths, ice packs or cool compresses.