Expiry Dates and Lichen Sclerosus Medication

Expiry Dates and Lichen Sclerosus Medication

Introduction Treatments get a lot of discussion here at Lichen Sclerosus Support Network, at the doctor’s office, and in the scientific literature. And rightly so! Treatment is a very important topic. Often, discussions about treatment center around the proper application, side effects (risks versus benefits), and the science behind them. One thing that gets a lot less attention (and discussion) is expiry dates and lichen sclerosus medication. Expiry dates are important when using medications for lichen sclerosus, so today, we are going to chat about all things lichen sclerosus medication and expiry dates. Do expiry dates matter? Can you go past the expiry date? How to check your expiry date? These are all questions we will address in today’s post. Our philosophy here at Lichen Sclerosus Support Network is always to present the evidence and/or what the experts are saying so you can make informed decisions about your body and…
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Phototherapy for Lichen Sclerosus

Phototherapy for Lichen Sclerosus

Introduction Topical corticosteroids and topical calcineurin inhibitors are the two main approved treatments insofar as evidence-based medicine is concerned. However, some more experimental therapies are out there, such as laser, platelet-rich plasma, and phototherapy. We have discussed ablative and non-ablative lasers, as well as platelet-rich plasma. Today, as part of our experimental treatment series, we will be discussing phototherapy for lichen sclerosus. We will answer questions like what phototherapy is, who performs it, what to expect, and what the science says about it.  Our philosophy here at Lichen Sclerosus Support Network is always to present the evidence and/or what the experts are saying so you can make informed decisions about your body and healthcare plan. Disclaimers *This post is evidence-based; I draw on the medical literature to share what you need to know about phototherapy for lichen sclerosus. Importantly, what I share is my interpretation of the science and data.…
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Barrier Cream or Emollient: Which is Better for Lichen Sclerosus

Barrier Cream or Emollient: Which is Better for Lichen Sclerosus

Introduction For today’s video, I discuss the difference between barrier creams, emollients, balms, and salves and which option is best for lichen sclerosus. Be sure to like this video and subscribe to our channel for more educational LS content. If this video was helpful to you, we’d love your support so we can continue providing important education like this. Make a donation today at https://lssupportnetwork.org/donate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VO13qXjiME Important Links Get FemmeSense balm in Canada or the United States here and save 10% off of your order with code LABIALOVE23 Celina's code for 10% off of the Momotaro Salve with code JOYONJOYONJOY Get my FREE eBook on vulvar lichen sclerosus here Want to work with me (Jaclyn)? I offer 1:1 lichen sclerosus peer support calls. Learn more and book a call here. Sign up for LSSN's FREE virtual support meetups Subscribe to LSSN's newsletter here Subscribe to TLLC's newsletter here Timestamps for Barrier…
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Recurrent Tearing and Lichen Sclerosus

Recurrent Tearing and Lichen Sclerosus

For today’s video, we are continuing our discussion of sexual health and lichen sclerosus and discuss recurrent tearing and lichen sclerosus. Tearing with sex may happen to some folks on occasion; for others, it can happen often. When folks keep experiencing tearing, this is called recurrent tearing. In this video, I talk about why LS skin is prone to tearing, which areas tend to tear more frequently, who tends to tear, and options to manage recurrent tearing. *Disclaimer: This video is for educational and entertainment purposes only. Please consult with your medical provider before making any changes to your health plan. Be sure to like this video and subscribe to our channel for more educational LS content. If this video was helpful to you, we’d love your support so we can continue providing important education like this. Make a donation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLUer7VCDhc&t=6s Important Links Get my FREE eBook on vulvar lichen…
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Chronic Pain and Lichen Sclerosus: What is Going On?

Chronic Pain and Lichen Sclerosus: What is Going On?

Introduction In my last post, we discussed the basics of pain with lichen sclerosus. I highlighted the main types of pain you may experience with lichen sclerosus and how to manage it. Read the post here. In today’s post, we are going to take a deeper dive into pain from lichen sclerosus by approaching the subject from a more evidence-based perspective. Further, we are going to discuss chronic and complex pain from lichen sclerosus and what you can do about it. The Basics of Pain Pain is defined by the International Association for the study of pain as “An unpleasant sensory or emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage” - Saurab Sharma, 2020 (link) Pain is a personal experience. It is unique to each person. For example, two people with the same injury could experience pain in very different ways (ibid).  Pain is an unpleasant experience that is…
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Exercise and Lichen Sclerosus, Part 2

Exercise and Lichen Sclerosus, Part 2

Introduction For today’s video, we will be talking about lifestyle and LS. Specifically, we will be talking about lichen sclerosus and exercise. Can you exercise? How can you exercise safely with LS? I address these questions and more in this video. I share my top 5 tips for exercising with lichen sclerosus. After, I demonstrate a workout routine you can do standing up and lying down. This is great if you cannot sit for prolonged periods. However, if you are looking for a seated workout, be sure to check out my last video, where I demo a seated routine. *Disclaimer: This video is for educational and entertainment purposes only. Please consult with your medical provider before making any changes to your health plan. Be sure to like this video and subscribe to our channel for more educational LS content. Important Links for Lichen Sclerosus and Exercise Get my FREE lichen…
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Lichen Sclerosus and Exercise (+ LS Friendly Routine)

Lichen Sclerosus and Exercise (+ LS Friendly Routine)

Introduction In this video, we will be talking about lifestyle and lichen sclerosus. Specifically, we will be talking about lichen sclerosus and exercise. Can you exercise? How can you exercise safely with LS? I address these questions and more in this video. I share my top 5 tips for exercising with lichen sclerosus. After, I demonstrate a workout routine you can do completely seated. This is great if you experience a lot of tearing or are afraid to tear while working out. And if you're like, Jaclyn, sitting hurts, no way I can workout seated, don't worry, I got you! In my next video, I will demonstrate a standing/lying down workout that is great for folks who cannot sit for extended periods of time. *Disclaimer: This video is for educational and entertainment purposes only. Please consult with your medical provider before making any changes to your health plan. Be sure…
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The Way To Undo Severe Clitoral Fusing In One Visit Without Going Under The Knife

The Way To Undo Severe Clitoral Fusing In One Visit Without Going Under The Knife

In this episode, Dr. Rachel Rubin sheds light on the startling truth that 23% of all women suffer from Clitoral Phimosis, aka fusing. We later discuss how her innovative stretching procedure, non-surgical lysis of clitoral phimosis, has resulted in a 76% decrease in pain and a 64% increase in orgasm rate for these women. In this video, you will learn: Discover why 23% of all women have some degree of clitoral adhesions and what symptoms this can cause. Learn about a new procedure, non-surgical lysis of clitoral phimosis, that can help 76 % of women reduce pain, improve satisfaction with sex, increase sexual arousal, and even help 64% of women achieve orgasm for the first time. Uncover the secrets to treating lichen sclerosus optimally before any procedure, including what hormones and topical treatments can be used. Watch the interview replay on non-surgical lysis of clitoral fusing https://youtu.be/F5KO5LGXRx0 Resources: Read Dr.…
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Vulva Checks for Lichen Sclerosus

Vulva Checks for Lichen Sclerosus

Introduction to Vulva Checks for Lichen Sclerosus In this video, we are going to discuss vulva checks for lichen sclerosus. I start by discussing why they are so important. I share what you need to do one, how to do one, and what you need to look out for in terms of lichen sclerosus. Additionally, I review two ways to document important changes and what to do if you suspect your LS is progressing. Be sure to like this video and subscribe to our channel for more educational LS content. *Disclaimer: This video is for educational and entertainment purposes only. Please consult with your medical provider before making any changes to your health plan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9fnXDh5up4&t=5s Important Links Get my FREE lichen sclerosus eBook with over 60+ pages of evidence-based information and support guidance here. Join LSSN's FREE LS virtual support meetup here. Are you looking for more individualized support? I…
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