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Autoimmune. Skin peeling along labia minora below clitoris, mouth sores. How to get relief?

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skin peeling along labia minora or up near but below clitoris (almost like a sunburn) every so often...especially when stressed (long bike ride etc). also got some mouth sores- labia slightly achey-?
autoimmune: UC (HLA-B27 pos)
Posted Wed, 6 Jun 2012 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Minoo Bhagia 5 hours later

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The most common condition associated with autoimmune disease is psoriasis of skin and genitalia

It is a hereditary disease , genes and chromosomes are associated with this

The diagnosis can be made by biopsy of skin scrapings

One can see blood points underneath while taking the scrapings

It is most common in dry areas having friction and stress

Treatment is symptomatic

Keep the area lubricated by applying mosturizers

Topical steroids also help to treat the condition

Diet should include fish oils containing DHA and EPA.

Vit A and Vit D supplements also help to increase the immunity

There is a definitive role of alternative medicine to treat these types of skin disorders

It is better to show it to your physician and take the treatment accordingly

Best wishes
Any further query is most welcome
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