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Suggest treatment for Lichen sclerosus

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: what do you know about Lichen Sclerosus?
I Paid for this and I cant seem to find anything in response to my questions. no emails just an invoice that I paid for 30 days to get dr. answers. you need to fill me in on how to get the answers.
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Autoimmune disorder

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query and delay in answer.

Lichen sclerosus is an autoimmune disorder in which skin becomes very itchy and looses its color.
Mainly genital skin is involved in this.
Treatment is with topical steroid and intralesional steroid.
This disease can be controlled but cannot be totally cured.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.
Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (9 hours later)
Is there anything else that can be done other than what I told you my dr. is having me do? Also could u explain to me what it means autoimmune disorder and why did I get it. What if anything could I have done to stop it.
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Genetically determined

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Autoimmune disorder are genetically determined.
This does not mean that it will run in family.
Few people develop genetic abbration which lead to autoimmune disorder.
In simple terms autoimmune disorders are condition where your immunity is hyperactive and destroying your own cells.
There is nothing which can be done to prevent it.
We give steroid creams to lower immunity locally.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Suggest treatment for Lichen sclerosus

Brief Answer: Autoimmune disorder Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query and delay in answer. Lichen sclerosus is an autoimmune disorder in which skin becomes very itchy and looses its color. Mainly genital skin is involved in this. Treatment is with topical steroid and intralesional steroid. This disease can be controlled but cannot be totally cured. Let me know if you have any other doubt. Thank you