What is lichen sclerosus?
Lichen sclerosus is a common inflammatory, autoimmune-related skin disease that typically appears on the vulva, peritoneum, anus, clitoris and the vaginal area. In rare cases, it can appear on other areas of the body. Lichen sclerosus can cause painful scarring that can cause itching, cracking and bleeding; interfere with urination; cause painful intercourse and vaginal pain and cause emotional distress.
More than just physical pain and irritation, lichen sclerosus can impact mental health by putting a strain on a woman’s intimate and romantic relationships. Lichen sclerosus has also been linked to a higher risk of squamous cell carcinoma.
Traditional treatment has been to use topical corticosteroids, but doctors are now using a more natural lichen sclerosus treatment built upon a time-tested method for healing.