Does anybody here have lichen sclerosus? I've been dealing with itchy vulva and the surrounding area for months. I first went to doctor in November thinking it had something to do with the dry weather and menstrual products. My doctor noticed the white patches in the area and I asked if I always had them, and I said yes, so she kind of dismissed them. Anyway, she couldn't diagnose me with anything specific but prescribed clobetasol steroid cream. Buuut I was allergic to it. I went back and got Triamcinolone instead, which thankfully, I was not allergic to. Things got better for a while, but now I almost feel worse.
I'm going to the doctor this week to ask her about lichen sclerosis. But in the meantime, can anyone answer a few questions?
-My white skin looks a LOT like the pictures I've seen on google images of what lichen sclerosus looks like. Could something else be causing it?
-Since I'm allergic to clobetasol, is there a likelihood that I'll be allergic to other strong steroids? Like I said, Triamcinalone cream did not cause me problems. I've also taken oral steroids when I had mono and my tonsils wouldn't go down.
-And anyone who has lichen sclerosus, how are you managing it? Has the itching cleared up? Are you back to "normal?" I see that there's no cure for the condition, but treatments are available. I am just so so sick of feeling awful!