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Lichen Sclerosus | Understanding Causes & Possible Treatments in Jeddah

The treatment of lichen sclerosus is the only hope for people having a chronic skin disease like white, thin, or wrinkled skin found in the anal and genital areas. Get further details by booking us at Renew Clinic to understand the causes and possible treatment of lichen sclerosus in Jeddah.

Lichen Sclerosus  Understanding Causes & Possible Treatments in Jeddah

Quick Facts:

Results: patch less skin

Duration of Treatment: one hour

Type of Procedure: non-invasive

Lichen sclerosus:

The chronic disease of skin such as white or patchy skin or wrinkles is known as lichen sclerosus. This disease of the skin can cause pain and itching in the skin. Mostly this disorder can occur in both men's and women's anal and genital areas respectively but this can occur in other areas of the body as well.

Symptoms of lichen sclerosus:

The following are the symptoms :

  • Pain on skin

  • Burning skin

  • Swelling

  • Scarring and itching

Causes :

There are so many causes of lichen sclerosus as it acts as an autoimmune disease in which the body system directly attacks the cell.

Some of the causes are as follows:

  • Imbhalance of hormones: one of the cause is hormonal imbalances especially in estrogen makes the lichen sclerosus grow in the body.

  • Factors of the autoimmune system: it is the condition when the body itself attacks its tissues like thyroid disorder or lichen sclerosus.

  • Injury: injury like rubbing of skin can also lead to the disorder.

  • Trauma: if you are not mentally fit, you can get this disorder

  • Infection: infection in the women's genital area also leads to the cause of lichen sclerosus.

  • Environmental factor: Individuals who are allergic can also get this disease

Treatment :

The best treatment for lichen sclerosus is dependent on many factors like the condition of an individual and the ones needed. The treatment's purpose is to get relief from symptoms and to reduce scarring.

Some treatments are as below:

  1. Moisturizers: apppying moisturizes on infected areas, helps to reduce the hardness, and keeps the skin hydrated.

  2. Topical corticosteroids: some ointments and creams are also useful in treating this disorder. They help in reducing inflammation, and itchiness. Do not use this product without the doctor's recommendation.

  3. Surgery: in a few cases when other treatments failed to treat t, lichen sclerosis can be treated by doing surgery such as reconstructing the vulva.

  4. Phototherapy treatment: this procedure includes light of ultra-violence from a special lamp treatment for reducing the inflammation of disordered skin.

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Who can be affected by this?

Mostly Women can get affected but it can affect men too.

Is this considered an STD sexually transmitted disease?

Can it occur in children?

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