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Is there any treatment of Lichen Sclerosus? I have been

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Is there any treatment of Lichen Sclerosus ? I have been using Tacrolimus ointment (Protopic) 0.1% for last 8-10 months. It shows much improvement with it(although the skin color does not improve ), however the symptoms comes back the moment i stop applying the cream. It is on the foreskin of my penis.
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Dermatologist: Dr. Skinner, Dermatologist replied 8 years ago
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The most important treatment in your case would be circumcision.Medical mangagement has its limitations.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Not sure if cicumcision will be able to remove the entire white spoted foreskin. If that does not happen, and it comes back even after circumcision then ?

The reason i am saying this i because the white spot and thickning of skin has been growing eversince it happened, but slowely.

Is there any other way around ?

Since i started applying tacrolimus tube, the white coloration has stopped growing and thickning reduces as long as i continue the ointment.

Dermatologist: Dr. Skinner, Dermatologist replied 8 years ago
of course topical steroids like mometasone furoate can be tried.They may be used daily for 3 weeks, then can be tapered to alternate day for another 3 weeks, and then to twice and subsequently once weekly to prevent recurrence.The other treatment which I have found useful is topical calcipotriol.Oral steroids are reserved for extensive lesions and those rapidly producing meatal stenosis.Nevertheless circumcision does play a very important role in the management.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

All this is chinese to me. I read all this on internet that this is helpful, thay may help.

Please tell me something which will cure it ? like paracetamol does for fever. Simple!!!

Please try to understand that i am not a doctor. I visited 3 urologist all of them gave me politically correct answers. But i need the right solution. I can see that u have exprience of 17 years, please tell me something which will work.

Thanks

Dermatologist: Dr. Skinner, Dermatologist replied 8 years ago
Iam sorry if you did not understand.Mometasone furoate is a steroid cream which has to be applied in the dosage I specified in the earlier reply.(on a tapering basis).This along with circumcision(I reiterate) will help you.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Is this cream more effective than tacrolimus ?

Does it have any side effect ?

What is this steroid ? how is it different from tacrolimus ?

is the name "mometasone furate" enough to purchase the ontment from any medical shop ?

What is the sucess rate you had with this cream ?

Please forgive me if i am asking silly questions...i m just trying to understand the situation.

Thanks

Dermatologist: Dr. Skinner, Dermatologist replied 8 years ago
Mometasone furoate is available as Elecom cream.This is a potent steroid and like all steroid creams should not be used indefinitely or indiscriminately, otherwise it will lead to thinning of skin(atrophy).It is better tolerated than Tacrolimus and I have observed upto 80% improvement and patient satisfaction with this molecule.
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