Do You Need to Be on Estrogen if You Have Lichen Sclerosus?

Do You Need to Be on Estrogen if You Have Lichen Sclerosus?

Introduction Once you start going down the rabbit hole of Google, you’ll come across many different treatments and ways to manage your lichen sclerosus. One thing that may come up in your search is estrogen therapy. Conversely, you may have heard others talking about their using estrogen in virtual meetups or support groups. Regardless of where you heard about estrogen, you may be wondering if you need to be on estrogen if you have lichen sclerosus. And this is a good and important question, and we address it in today’s post. Disclaimers *This post is evidence-based; I draw on the medical literature to share what you need to know about lichen sclerosus and estrogen. Importantly, what I share is my interpretation of the science and data. **The information contained in this blog post is up-to-date at the time of publication.  ***If this post is helpful to you, we’d love your…
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What is a Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus Flare Up?

What is a Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus Flare Up?

Introduction For today’s video, we are going to chat about flares and vulvar lichen sclerosus (VLS). Specifically, we define what a VLS flare is and provide examples. We also discuss different things that can trigger a flare. In our next video, we will talk about the treatment and management of VLS flares. 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. *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=zw2bDDOojrw Important Links 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.…
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Lichen Sclerosus and Bacterial Vaginosis: What’s the Difference

Lichen Sclerosus and Bacterial Vaginosis: What’s the Difference

Introduction Misdiagnoses are, unfortunately, a common part of many of our journeys to getting a proper diagnosis. Some common misdiagnoses that people with lichen sclerosus get are yeast infections, herpes, menopause/GSM, psoriasis, and vitiligo. Part of our strategy in creating a world where folks with LS get diagnosed sooner involves raising awareness about LS and vulvar health in general. With that, today we are going to be discussing lichen sclerosus and bacterial vaginosis. In particular, we are going to be discussing the differences between the two in terms of signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Disclaimers *This post is evidence-based; I draw on the medical literature to share what you need to know about lichen sclerosus and bacterial vaginosis. Importantly, what I share is my interpretation of the science and data. **The information contained in this blog post is up-to-date at the time of publication.  ***If this post is helpful to…
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Do Steroids Cause Yeast Infections in People with Lichen Sclerosus

Do Steroids Cause Yeast Infections in People with Lichen Sclerosus

Introduction Our last post addressed the topic of why lichen sclerosus (LS) is commonly misdiagnosed as a yeast infection. This included general information about yeast infections, including what they are, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Today’s post will dive deeper into lichen sclerosus and yeast infections. Particularly, we will address questions we frequently get asked from the LS community. These questions include “Do steroids cause yeast infections for people with LS?” and “What are my options if I experience recurrent, stubborn yeast with LS?” Disclaimers *This post is evidence-based; I draw on the medical literature to share what you need to know about lichen sclerosus as well as candidiasis (yeast infections). Importantly, what I share is my interpretation of the science and data. **If this post is helpful to you, we’d love your support so we can continue providing important education like this. Make a donation today,…
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How to Get Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus into Remission

How to Get Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus into Remission

Introduction For today’s video, we are going to chat about remission and vulvar lichen sclerosus (VLS). Specifically, we are going to talk about how to get vulvar lichen sclerosus into remission. We share what the science says on this topic, as well as other adjunct therapies and add-ons that can help you achieve remission. 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. *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=W5ZgPQKnQDU Important Links 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…
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Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus and Vulvar Psoriasis

Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus and Vulvar Psoriasis

Introduction Misdiagnoses are, unfortunately, a common part of many of our journeys to getting a proper diagnosis. Some common misdiagnoses that people with lichen sclerosus get are yeast infections, herpes, menopause/GSM, psoriasis, and vitiligo. Part of our strategy in creating a world where folks with vulvar lichen sclerosus (VLS) get diagnosed sooner involves raising awareness about VLS and vulvar health in general. With that, today we will be discussing VLS and vulvar psoriasis. In particular, we will discuss the differences between the two regarding signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Disclaimers *This post is evidence-based; I draw on the medical literature to share what you need to know about lichen sclerosus as well as vulvar psoriasis. Importantly, what I share is my interpretation of the science and data. **If this post is helpful to you, we’d love your support so we can continue providing important education like this. Make a donation…
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Lichen Sclerosus and Borax

Lichen Sclerosus and Borax

Introduction If you’ve done any kind of search for lichen sclerosus, chances are you came across borax at one point. Whether in a Facebook group, a blog post, or a video, it’s likely you have come across borax. And here’s the thing: borax is incredibly controversial in the LS community. It’s a topic that comes up time and time again, and we at LSSN frequently get asked about borax, whether it’s in our virtual meetups, our membership, or via email. So, we’ve finally decided to address borax and share our stance. *This post was reviewed and approved by LSSN's medical advisory board. What is Borax? Borax is a naturally occurring mineral and salt of boric acid. Its names are 1) sodium tetraborate, 2) disodium tetraborate, or 3) sodium borate. Borax is obviously much easier to spell and pronounce, so many people will simply call it borax. The chemical formula for…
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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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Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus in Darker Skin Types

Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus in Darker Skin Types

Introduction In today's video, we are joined by Dr. Akinshemoyin Vaughn to discuss vulvar lichen sclerosus (VLS) in darker skin types. We talk about misdiagnoses, how VLS presents in folks of darker skin types, and how lichen simplex chronicus and erosive lichen planus present in folks of darker skin types. We chat about so much, including cultural and ethnic backgrounds and how they influence diagnosis, treatment, and management, taboo & stigma in certain communities, and so much more. 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. Importantly, what I share is my interpretation of the science. If this video was helpful to you, we’d love your support so we can continue providing important education like this. Make a…
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LSSN End-of-Year Wrap-Up and Hope for the Future

LSSN End-of-Year Wrap-Up and Hope for the Future

Introduction I can’t believe I’m saying this, but 2023 is moving quickly towards a close. With that, we at LSSN wanted to do a little end-of-year reflection on this past year and offer some hope for the future. We will review some of the key events and milestones from LSSN, as well as exciting LS research that came out and what to look out for from us in 2024. If you're more of a visual person, enjoy this year-end review with our Executive director Kathy Ruiz-Carter. https://youtu.be/MejM6rg2gMc First Up, Some Gratitude First of all, we want to extend a tremendous and heartfelt thank you to our beautiful LS community. We appreciate all that you do to spread the word about us, telling your doctors about LSSN, liking and sharing our content, and donating. Kathy and I have the special honor of knowing many of you through the LSSN’s free bi-weekly…
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Non-Ablative Laser for Lichen Sclerosus

Non-Ablative Laser for Lichen Sclerosus

Introduction In our last video, I discussed ablative laser and addressed the question of whether it was an effective treatment for lichen sclerosus. I noted, in that video, that there are different types of laser, so, for today's video, we are going to look at non-ablative laser for lichen sclerosus and whether they are an effective treatment option for LS. 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. Importantly what I share is my interpretation of the science. 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=noTt0b1imCo Important Links Get my FREE eBook on vulvar lichen sclerosus here Want to…
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Laser Therapy for Lichen Sclerosus: Experimental Treatment Series

Laser Therapy for Lichen Sclerosus: Experimental Treatment Series

Introduction Experimental treatments show promise in managing a condition but have not been thoroughly evaluated for efficacy, safety, and acceptability. Think of it like a non-approved treatment option; it may or may not work. In the context of lichen sclerosus, when discussing experimental treatment options, I mean interventions, medications, or procedures that have not yet shown to be fully effective as a treatment but show promise in helping with symptom management. In our last post, I discussed platelet-rich plasma as an experimental treatment for lichen sclerosus. Today, we continue the experimental treatment series by looking at laser therapy for lichen sclerosus. We often get questions about laser therapy for lichen sclerosus. For example, folks ask, "Someone on a forum mentioned they got laser therapy for lichen sclerosus; what is laser therapy anyway?" or "Is laser therapy an effective treatment for lichen sclerosus?". Another question I hear is, "Why has my…
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10 Tips for Managing Itch with Lichen Sclerosus

10 Tips for Managing Itch with Lichen Sclerosus

Introduction Not everyone has itch as a symptom of lichen sclerosus. However, if it is a symptom of yours, you know how absolutely miserable this can be. For today’s video, I share 10 tips for managing itch with lichen sclerosus. Let us know in the comments what your favorite tips are. To be transparent, this post is not evidence-based. Instead, the tips I share are either tips that work for me or tips I have heard from others. 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=O1MPYMTGg6g Important Links 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…
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LSSN Mini Summit on Vulvovaginal Conditions

LSSN Mini Summit on Vulvovaginal Conditions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLPT8xf6F7U As we all know, education is foundational to health. If we don’t know about our bodies and vulvovaginal conditions, it’s difficult to take care of them. LSSN exists to empower people with LS through evidence-based information and support. And this year, we’re bringing you even more opportunities to access information and experts in the field.  For the first time, LSSN is hosting a mini-summit! The LSSN Mini Summit: Vulvovaginal Conditions is a 3-day virtual event that will provide you with the information and support you need to take control of your vulvar health. It will take place Friday, September 29, through Sunday, October 1, 2023. You'll learn from leading experts about vulvovaginal conditions rarely discussed, including Lichen Sclerosus. Other conditions include: Hidradenitis Suppurativa Persistent Pelvic Nerve Pain Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause Lichen Simplex Chronicus Overactive Pelvic Floor Muscles. You'll also be able to connect with…
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Lichen Sclerosus Treatment Versus Adjunct Therapy

Lichen Sclerosus Treatment Versus Adjunct Therapy

Introduction We are switching gears a little for today. This post will discuss the difference between treatment and adjunct therapies and what this means for your lichen sclerosus journey. This is an opinion piece. You are welcome to share your thoughts in the comment section at the end. I learn so much from this beautiful community, and you never stop teaching me; I am grateful for that. Defining Treatment, Adjunct Therapy, and Cure First of all, let us define some key terms: Treatment: The definition of treatment is, "Medical treatment means the management and care of a patient to combat condition or disorder" (University of Wisconsin). Treatment can either manage a condition or cure the condition. Primary Treatment: A primary treatment is the main treatment used to manage or cure a condition. It is often the one that has the most scientific evidence behind it and the best success rate. Adjunct Therapy: According…
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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy for Those with Lichen Sclerosus

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy for Those with Lichen Sclerosus

The muscles at the base of your pelvic floor are like any other muscle in your body. They can weaken, hold tension and affect how your body works. Pelvic floor physical therapy can help those with Lichen Sclerosus keep their pelvic floor muscles healthy. That’s where experts like Ashley Stump, PFPT, come in. As a pelvic floor physical therapist, she helps people with various problems, including painful sex, urinary and bowel issues, pelvic pain, and pain from LS. I spoke with Ashley to learn more about what she does as pelvic floor PT and how it benefits those with LS. How does Lichen Sclerosus affect your pelvic floor muscles? If you have LS, you already know the condition affects various parts of your life. It also involves multiple parts of your body, including your pelvic floor.  Just like people can hold tension in their neck muscles, they can also have…
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What’s the Deal with Hormones and Lichen Sclerosus?

What’s the Deal with Hormones and Lichen Sclerosus?

Introduction For today’s video, I am joined by the brilliant Dr. Corey Babb to answer some of your on-demand questions about lichen sclerosus and hormones. We talk about whether there is a hormonal component to lichen sclerosus, why some folks flare around their periods (and what to do if that happens), what's the deal with estrogen, and more! *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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5gTLNL9LNU 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 Important Links Dr. Babb's website North American Menopause Society website Follow Dr. Babb on Instagram and TikTok @dr.coreybabb Dr. Babb's YouTube Channel The AZIZA Project…
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Discussing The Mona Lisa Double-Blind Study with Leia Mitchell

Discussing The Mona Lisa Double-Blind Study with Leia Mitchell

In this episode, we look at the clinical trial done around Fractionated Carbon Dioxide Laser, also known as the Mona Lisa laser, with Leia Michell. We discuss why they felt the research was needed, who was in the trial, how they performed the trial, and the results. If you've got laser treatment, please let us know how it was for you in the comments below. Meet Leia Mitchell, a passionate and knowledgeable physician assistant whose expertise lies in the realm of Lichen Sclerosus treatment. Her commitment to the comprehensive understanding and management of this condition has led her to investigate the Mona Lisa laser's potential for helping those with Lichen Sclerosus. As a board-certified physician assistant, Leia's extensive experience and background allow her to provide expert guidance and advice to medical practitioners seeking the latest innovations in Lichen Sclerosus's care. Leia's dedication to her field has resulted in the groundbreaking…
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Discussing how steroids affect lichen sclerosus patients with Dr. Jill Krapf

Discussing how steroids affect lichen sclerosus patients with Dr. Jill Krapf

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…
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Lichen Sclerosus Treatment Series: Calcineurin Inhibitors

Lichen Sclerosus Treatment Series: Calcineurin Inhibitors

Introduction We are continuing our lichen sclerosus treatment series today by looking at topical calcineurin inhibitors. In previous posts, I discussed topical corticosteroids and their associated side effects. Be sure to check out those posts first! In today's post, you will learn: What topical calcineurin inhibitors (calcineurin inhibitors or TCIs for short) are How calcineurin inhibitors work Their side effects and risks And so much more! *This post is evidence-based; I draw on the medical literature to share what you need to know about calcineurin inhibitors and lichen sclerosus. Importantly, what I share is my interpretation of the science and data. What the Heck are Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors (TCIs)? TCIs are topical, non-steroidal immunosuppressant medications. Topical means the medicine is applied directly to the body in a cream or ointment base instead of taking an oral medication. An immunosuppressant medication works to keep your immune system functioning optimally. For example, these medications can…
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Lichen Sclerosus Treatment Series Part 2: Steroids

Lichen Sclerosus Treatment Series Part 2: Steroids

Introduction Treatment is a fundamental piece of getting your symptoms under control and getting into remission. However, many doctors do not discuss treatment options with us, let alone how to use our treatment, and what the benefits and risks are. Therefore, I decided to start a treatment series on the blog where I go through different treatment options, what the science says about them, what the risks and benefits are, etc. This series starts with the gold standard for LS treatment; steroids. In my last post, I dicussed what lichen sclerosus is, why steroids are the gold standard treatment, what version is best, how often you should use them, and the best practice for the application. Read that post here. In today’s post, I review different side effects that *may* accompany steroid use and what you can do if they happen to you.  *This post is evidence-based; I draw on…
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Lichen Sclerosus Treatment Series Part 1: Steroids

Lichen Sclerosus Treatment Series Part 1: Steroids

Introduction “You have lichen sclerosus. It’s considered autoimmune. You are at a slightly higher risk for developing vulvar cancer. There is no cure. Apply your steroids daily”. When I was diagnosed with LS, that is all the information and guidance I got from my general physician. “Apply your steroids daily” is vague and unhelpful. “How many times a day”, I wondered, “and where and how should I be applying the medication”?  Many of us aren’t given information about our treatment plan when we are diagnosed. Your treatment plan is one of the most fundamental pieces with respect to managing your symptoms, slowing the progression of the disease, getting into remission, and reducing your chances of developing vulvar cancer.  So where is this information if the doctors do not give it to us? Part One of Ongoing Lichen Sclerosus Treatment Series & Disclaimer Well, I’ve spent the better part of two…
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How to Apply Topical Steroid Treatment for Lichen Sclerosus Correctly

How to Apply Topical Steroid Treatment for Lichen Sclerosus Correctly

If you’ve been diagnosed with Lichen Sclerosus, there’s a good chance you’ve been given a prescription for a steroids. That’s because high-potency topical corticosteroids are the gold standard treatment for Lichen Sclerosus. Unfortunately, the prescription doesn’t usually come with an explanation of what it does or how to use it. This leads to a lot of confusion, questions, and misconceptions about the safety and effectiveness of steroids for LS.  That’s where my guest, Dr. Jill Krapf, comes in! Dr. Krapf is a researcher and Lichen Sclerosus specialist who works with The Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders in Tampa, FL. She’s an invaluable resource for those living with LS and helps them understand the condition and treatment. In this blog, we talk about how topical steroids help treat Lichen Sclerosus and how to use them properly. Why are topical steroids used as a treatment for Lichen Sclerosus? Before we talk about how…
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Is the Autoimmune Protocol the Lichen Sclerosus Natural Treatment for You?

Is the Autoimmune Protocol the Lichen Sclerosus Natural Treatment for You?

Have you ever wondered if there was a Lichen Sclerosus natural treatment? Could you actually manage this condition with diet and lifestyle? Angie Alt, a social activist and researcher, takes on the challenge of managing her Lichen Sclerosus for 9 years through the Autoimmune Protocol, an ambitious goal that leads to a journey of self-discovery and healing. In this video, you will learn:1. How Angie Alt transformed the Paleo Diet into the Autoimmune Protocol to manage her Lichen Sclerosus naturally for 9 years.2. What is the Autoimmune Protocol and how can it help those living with Lichen Sclerosus?3. How to navigate the Autoimmune Protocol in a sustainable way with the help of Angie Alt’s program. https://youtu.be/6cKD3IhFOxw Resources:If you want to work with Angie or become an AIP-certified trainer, so you can use this Lichen Sclerosus natural treatment effectively, check out the links below. www.autoimmunewellness.com sadtoaip.com for AIP coaching program www.aipcertified.com Lichen Sclerosus…
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How To Help Children Affected by Pediatric Lichen Sclerosus

https://youtu.be/n_kMuoUogL0 Introduction Today I am joined by the amazing dermatologist, Dr. Sandy Flann, who is an expert on pediatric Lichen Sclerosus. Dr. Flann was the lead clinician for pediatric dermatology at the Orpington Hospital in the UK. She now works for West Kent Dermatology. She has been treating patients for over 20 years. Yes, you heard that right, Pediatric Lichen Sclerosus! As we know, Lichen Sclerosus can affect anyone, of any age - children included. Unfortunately, there is a lack of research and resources for parents of children with Lichen Sclerosus. So, today we're going to find out about treatment, what to look for, the progression of symptoms, and how we can help our children become comfortable in their skin. This is an important episode if you have a child with LS, or if you plan on having children (as it’s important to know some of the warning signs to…
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My Lichen Sclerosus Diagnosis Story: Kathy

My Lichen Sclerosus Diagnosis Story: Kathy

I'm so excited to bring back one of my favorite guests to discuss my Lichen Sclerosus diagnosis story. Lou! If you don't know who Lou is go back and listen to the episode "Lou's Diagnosis Story". She is so much fun and I could not wait to speak with her again. We go in-depth on my lichen sclerosus diagnosis story and discuss some of the decisions I made. My hope is that you learn something from my experiences or at the very least know that you are not alone. Please reach out: IG - https://www.instagram.com/lichensclerosuspodcast/ FB - https://www.facebook.com/lichensclerosussupportnetwork Don't forget to signup for the virtual meetup.
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Lichen Sclerosus Basics

Lichen Sclerosus Basics

Introduction Hey, welcome! This week I wanted to create an episode for all my recently diagnosed LS warriors, specifically, I want to run through the basics of Lichen Sclerosus (LS). I’m sure you’ve been everywhere online from the Mayo Clinic to Wikipedia in search of information. If so, you’ve probably encountered the same content, riddled with medical terms you then have to Google because you are not a medical professional. Trust me, I’ve been there! This episode will comprise a broad overview of what you need to know to take care of yourself. We will discuss anatomy, what LS is and what causes it, symptoms, treatments, monitoring, and best practices. Anatomy Basics 101 It is critical to use the proper terms for your anatomy when discussing LS. For example, I didn’t use the word vagina correctly until I started researching LS. This is because growing up, ‘the vagina’ referred to…
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Lou’s Lichen Sclerosus Diagnosis Story

Lou’s Lichen Sclerosus Diagnosis Story

Our sister in Lichen Sclerosus, Lou, from Australia, shares her diagnosis story with us. Her trials span everything from doctors to mental health. Be prepared to smile and laugh because we had fun. And although our stories are individual to ourselves, we share many similarities. If you haven't heard my story yet, you can find it here lssupport.net/my-lichen-sclerosus-diagnosis/. If you need help dealing with appointment anxiety, check out the podcast episode “How to Overcome Appointment Anxiety so You Can be Your Best Advocate”. Share in the sisterhood of LS and stay tuned to the end for an exciting announcement. If you need help preparing for a visit with a practitioner, check out LSSN's guide for advocating for yourself. Don't forget to subscribe to be notified of the next episode, or find all the podcast episodes here for more education and diagnosis stories. Instagram @lichensclerosuspodcast Facebook @lichensclerosussupportnetwrok Resources: Video Lou shared…
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Lichen Sclerosus Clinical Trials with Leia Mitchell

Lichen Sclerosus Clinical Trials with Leia Mitchell

Leia Mitchell and I are back with the second part of our conversation. This week we discuss clinical trial research around Lichen Sclerosus. Leia tells us where the research is on LS mental health and where she sees future research heading. We look at what makes a good trial and the risk we must consider when looking to participate in a trial. So if you're interested in where the science is going, check this episode out. Did you listen to part one of Leia and I's conversation to learn what the science says about Lichen Sclerosus today? Don't forget to subscribe so you get notified when the next episode drops. Resources: clinicaltrials.gov http://www.vulvodynia.com/research
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