How to apply Clobetasol or HalobetasolDoes this happen to anyone else? I'm also nursing and am worried that the drug might be too strong for me, and therefore my baby, due to the reaction I'm seeing. The white skin the first symptom I noticed that led me to go to the Dr. I've called my Dr. Anyone experience the same thing?
After using clobetasol for vaginal lichen sclerosus, my skin in deep red-purple?
Does this happen to anyone else? I'm also nursing and am worried that the drug might be too strong for me, and therefore my baby, due to the reaction I'm seeing. The white skin the first symptom I noticed that led me to go to the Dr. I've called my Dr. Anyone experience the same thing? Vaginal lichen sclerosis usually start as small, subtle white spots.
These areas are usually slightly shiny and smooth. As time goes on, the spots develop into bigger patches, and the skin surface becomes thinned and crinkled. As a result, the skin tears easily, and bright red or purple discoloration from bleeding inside the skin is common.
More severe cases of lichen sclerosus produce scarring that may cause the inner lips of the vulva to shrink and disappear, the clitoris to become covered with scar tissue, and the opening of the vagina to narrow. Your doctors treatment is appropriate as is your bodys response. If you are concerned about your baby you could consider temporarily bottle feeding. Personally, I feel that cream is way to strong to use in such a tender area so I am discontinuing use of it and trying pure coconut oil; I have read it has many healing properties and many have gotten relief from the discomfort of LS from using it.
It's worth a try! I've been doing a lot of research online and I've decided to try the natural route instead of using doctor prescribed "chemicals. I have had lichen sclerosis since I am a bit concerned for your decision to stop using the cream to treat lichen sclerosis. My condition worsen too when I began to use the potent ointment.
I was using to much and I wasn't putting a tiny bit on my fingers and rubbing it in before I put it on my vuvlar area.
But eventually I did improve greatly by using the ointment. My normal color came back to my vuvlar area. My doctor had me to rub a tiny bit of baby destine cream at the site were i was burning and irritated at. This help the burning so much.
My doctor encouraged me greatly not to stop using the ointment. Because lichen sclerosis left untreated could cause vuvlar cancer. That's part worried me and the bad scarring it can cause if its not treated.
But I felt so much better that I waited two weeks before I used it. That was a big mistake because the icthing returned and caused more severe scaring. Thank goodness I finally found a wonderful doctor who specializes in treating women with lichen sclerosis. I will be going to her on march She has done so much research and study on vuvlar diseases.
She is the one who said that I should be using the ointment 3 times a week for the rest of my life to keep it from returning. I just wanted to say that I'm concerned for you and I know how diffulcult this disease can be.
I want to encourage you to be so careful using something else to treat this chronic skin disease. When the best doctor I'm fixing to see highly recommends using this type of cream or ointment.
If you would like to talk personally again you can email me. Best wishes to you sweetie and stay well. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for the answer 57dwilson I am suffering so much. Can you please provide me with your doctors information. Anyone reading this with LS and nursing needs to speak to their health care provider asap.
My doctor is the head of his department at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, he did not recommend I breast feed and did not issue any medication until I finished breastfeeding. In retrospect I should have only bf for 3 m instead of 6. I was told bf dries out the vagina and only causes more problems for women with ls. Back on the clobestasol but now I find it gives me really bad cramps when I use it. The year before becoming pregnant I became a vegetarian and I found my symtoms to be much less.
Also been considering holistic approach. I'm deeply saddened by this issue. Good luck to you all. I know this question is almost 10 years old, but if by some grace of god you still get notified of my response PLEASE reach out. I was diagnosed with LS when I was 4 years old, and suffered from it my whole life, but recently had a terrible flare up so I started using that steroid cream to help.
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Asked 23 Sep by clobetasolworry Updated 3 Mar Topics clobetasol , lichen sclerosus Details:. Respond to this Question Report Favorite. Comment Vote up Report. I hope you get relief SOON! Blessing and healing to you and congratulations on your baby! Add your Response Find similar questions. Lichen Sclerosus - Does anyone in this support group have LS on your upper body? Lichen Sclerosus - I am in the middle of a bad flair, I am so so sore on one side, and cant get an?
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