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How do I know if I have lichen sclerosus et atrophicus and how is it treated?

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Posted on Sat, 17 Oct 2020
Question: same sex partner for 6 years had yeast / fungal Infections since I was a child especially in hot weather . just looking for a second opinion does this look fungal yeast or like lichen planus or lichen sclerosis or anything different
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Looks like lichen sclerosus et atrophicus

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I have gone through your complaints and reviewed the attached photographs.
It seems to be lichen sclerosus et atrophicus.
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to apply potent topical steroid like clobetasol propionate cream on the affected area twice daily for 2 weeks.
Topical steroids are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor in person to get them.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
thanks for that I was Getting anxious . my doctor prescribed daktakort cream on Saturday . I think it has steroid in . can this take a long time. to get better
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
Yes daktacort cream contains a steroid and this will take a long time to get better.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (15 minutes later)
thank you and I'm all good to have sex with my partner
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (41 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
Yes you can have sex with your partner.
All the best.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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How do I know if I have lichen sclerosus et atrophicus and how is it treated?

Brief Answer: Looks like lichen sclerosus et atrophicus Detailed Answer: Hi, I have gone through your complaints and reviewed the attached photographs. It seems to be lichen sclerosus et atrophicus. If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to apply potent topical steroid like clobetasol propionate cream on the affected area twice daily for 2 weeks. Topical steroids are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor in person to get them. Regards Dr Asmeet