If you are struggling with uncomfortable and distressing symptoms such as dryness and itching in the vulva area, chances are you’re anxious to find relief. Dryness and itching of the labia are symptoms of lichen sclerosus. Lichen sclerous is a skin disorder that mainly affects the external genitalia in women.
Symptoms of Lichen Sclerosus
Itching is the primary symptom of lichen sclerosus but the condition also causes small, white lesions to appear in the area around the vagina. It also makes the skin shiny, wrinkly, and thin and fragile, so it’s more prone to tearing. The itching and pain associated with lichen sclerous can cause extreme discomfort during intercourse.
What Can I Do to Heal a Dry, Cracked, and Itchy Labia?
Lichen sclerous is one of the vaginal conditions that is often treated by Fowler GYN International (FGI). Low dose corticosteroids are typically used to treat lichen sclerosus as maintenance therapy. Since lichen sclerosus is a long-term condition, the experts in vulvovaginal healthcare at FGI recommend the ongoing use of corticosteroids to prevent the recurrence of symptoms rather than just episodic super potent corticosteroid therapy.
Lichen sclerosus often flares-up in reaction to irritants in hygiene products, so FGI also advises patients to use hypocontactant products. Hypocontactant products are free of fragrance and chemicals that can irritate the skin. FGI recommends the FeminaRx Pure SkinCare Collection, which is specially formulated for women with sensitive external genitalia skin.
Early treatment is the best way to stop lichen sclerosus in its tracks and prevent symptoms from recurring. Left untreated, lichen sclerous can cause scarring and other serious complications which cannot be erased.
Are you struggling with a dry, cracked, and itchy labia? Contact the experts in vaginal healthcare at Fowler GYN International (FGI), Phoenix, AZ for a consultation. Dr. Fowler is a board certified
gynecologist and former consultant of gynecology at Mayo Clinic for over 20 years.
You can reach them at www.fowlergyninternational.com, or by calling (480) 420-4001.