Join me in the second part of this conversation with Dr. Jill Krapf, LS specialist; researcher; author; and educator, about her research review, “Topical Corticosteroids in the Treatment of Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus: A Review of Pharmacokinetics and Recommended Dosing Frequencies.”
When evaluating treatments for lichen sclerosis, one must consider all variables involved for optimal application. In this review article, the authors explore the science of the skin and the effects of inflammation, as well as the absorption of the medication. However, with limited research guiding us, the answer remains scattered and uncertain, leaving us with more questions than answers.
In this episode, you will be able to:
- Discover the effectiveness of topical steroid treatments in managing Lichen Sclerosis.
- Understand skin absorption concerns and dosages when using steroid treatments.
- Uncover truths about the myths surrounding the long-term side effects of steroid use.
- Grasp the significance of adhering to proper steroid application guidelines.
- Delve into alternative treatment options beyond steroid usage for Lichen Sclerosis.
My special guest is Dr. Jill Krapf
Dr. Jill Krapf is a renowned researcher, author, vulvar specialist, and educator with a passion for helping patients suffering from Lichen Sclerosus. Her extensive knowledge and experience in the field make her an invaluable resource for those seeking guidance on steroid treatments for Lichen Sclerosus. Dr. Krapf's dedication to uncovering the most effective methods of treatment has led her to conduct in-depth research on the impact of steroids on Lichen Sclerosus patients. With a wealth of experience and expertise, Dr. Krapf is an ideal guest to shed light on this complex topic and provide much-needed answers to those affected by this condition.
Watch the conversation on how steroids affect lichen sclerosus patients below:
The key moments in this episode are:
00:00:00 – Introduction,
00:02:26 – Types of Research,
00:07:45 – Purpose of the Review,
00:13:08 – Absorption of Topical Steroids,
00:15:57 – Understanding Lichen Sclerosis Skin,
00:17:42 – Interpreting the Effects of Inflammation on Skin,
00:19:27 – Burnt Out Lichen Sclerosis and Hyperpigmentation,
00:22:05 – Risks of Topical Steroids,
00:25:48 – Thinning of the Skin,
00:31:57 – Misuse of Steroids,
00:33:23 – Side Effects of Steroid Use,
00:36:02 – Tapering Medications,
00:37:37 – Current Steroid Use Guidelines,
00:39:32 – CO2 Laser and Steroid Injections,
00:43:05 – Conclusion,
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