Lichen sclerosus is a chronic inflammatory skin disease. Mainly affecting the genital skin. It affects men, women and children at any age. It is known to be a progressive condition that relapses and remits. There is no cure. Progression may lead to loss of genital features. There is a small risk of genital cancer in men and women. The internet promotes a theory that it is an auto-immune disease, nobody has yet has been able to prove it. Whatever the cause, it manifests as a dermatological condition. Other factors may play a role. It was first identified in 1887. It is agreed that this is a frightening long term disorder and our aim is to help you with information and education to gain a good quality of life. This complex disorder has simple treatment with a high success rate in calming symptoms and delaying progression.
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Lichen Sclerosus for Beginners
"I am new to this and I feel afraid."
New video - A woman's 25 year journey with Lichen Sclerosus
Scroll down to 4th video to view.
Urinary Incontinence affects Lichen Sclerosus
A new treatment can help BTL Emsella
Available at DrSW Clinics Dr Sherif Wakil
Do You Have VIN?
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Visit the VIN page here - information and articles
PRP FOR MEN AND WOMEN in the UK and across the World
Page contains images of before and after treatment in men
THE IDEA THAT SOME LIVES MATTER LESS IS THE ROOT OF ALL THAT IS WRONG IN THE WORLD Dr Paul Farmer, Medical Anthropologist
Current Challenges for People with lichen sclerosus
To make an awareness amongst family doctors and the general public.
To ensure sufficient awareness and education to facilitate a good outcome for the very young children who are being diagnosed now and who will have to grow up with LS. To make a future for them.
To encourage medical professionals to research the truth, whether or not using potent topical steroids does delay or prevent progression to vulva cancer. There is some anecdotal evidence to support the theory that using steroids may be a factor in avoiding vulva cancer.
Educate patients and doctors on the truth about steroids. Encourage good education and abolish the across the board statement that 'steroids thin the skin'.
Raise the profile for lichen sclerosus in men and male children.