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Is There a Natural Cure For Lichen Sclerosus?

natural cure for Lichen Sclerosus

Lichen Sclerosus is a chronic skin condition that has symptoms that can seriously impact both physical and mental health.

Many women suffer for years without finding the right solution, as the condition is often misdiagnosed. And even when the correct diagnosis is made, effective treatment can be incredibly difficult to find. In some extreme cases, a patient might opt for surgery, only for the condition just to flare up again. 

And if surgery isn’t an option for you, then you might be left wondering if there is a natural cure for Lichen Sclerosus. So that’s what we’re here to talk about.

The short answer is no; there is no ‘cure’ for lichen sclerosus. But don’t lose hope! While there is no current cure for Lichen Sclerosus, there are remedies that can help cure the symptoms, allowing you to live a pain-free life, which is pretty much the second-best solution!

This blog takes a closer look at all the natural Lichen Sclerosus treatments and which ones could work long-term for lasting relief.

What is Lichen Sclerosus?

Lichen Sclerosus (LS) is a skin condition that affects the skin of the genitals. It appears as white spots and results in itching, burning pain, and scarring. It affects both men and women but is much more common in women.

Your skin has several layers, and if you suffer from Lichen Sclerosus, the outer layer (the epidermis) becomes very thin, resulting in inflammatory cells invading the next layer of skin (the dermis). The dermis contains blood vessels, nerve endings, and hair roots, and when it becomes inflamed, it causes painful swelling and broken blood vessels. 

There is no known cause for this condition, but an overactive immune system usually plays a role. In some cases, LS may even be caused by an old skin injury. Hormone imbalances, such as increased or decreased oestrogen levels, can also contribute to symptoms. 

Medical Treatment

Your GP might offer you medical treatments such as creams and ointments, including:

  • Steroid Creams reduce pain, itching, and inflammation. However, when used regularly, your body can build up immunity to the creams, making them less effective.
  • Steroid Injections are an effective treatment, especially if you suffer from severe LS.
  • Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors Tacrolimus Ointment  – Calcineurin inhibitors are reliable at treating various inflammatory skin diseases, including Lichen Sclerosus.
  • Topical Retinoid cream may be applied to sites affected by Lichen Sclerosus. It reduces scaling and dryness but is not well tolerated on genital skin.

If your Lichen Sclerosus symptoms have become extreme, you might also be offered surgical procedures. The surgery removes excess skin from your genitals, intending to encourage healthy skin to form during healing. Surgery can be very effective, but sadly, it is also invasive and uncomfortable – and it doesn’t stop Lichen Sclerosus indefinitely. 

While surgery can be effective, it is not for everyone. And the medical treatments are not as holistic as many sufferers want.

So, is there a natural cure for Lichen Sclerosus?

Exploring Holistic Lichen Sclerosus Cures

There are many holistic treatments for Lichen Sclerosus; some are easy to implement, while others require some adjustment. While they may help to reduce symptoms or make you more comfortable, they cannot eliminate symptoms. 

  • Diet – Adopting an anti-inflammatory diet with limited processed foods and refined sugars can reduce flare-ups. A healthy diet also means your body is better equipped to deal with an episode when you have one.
  • Hygiene – Ditch the harsh soaps, bubble baths and oils – these can irritate your condition.
  • Clothing – Opt for breathable fabrics such as cotton and wear loose-fitting clothing to reduce friction.
  • Stress management – Studies show a link between stress and Lichen Sclerosus flare-ups, so finding a way to relieve stress – yoga, walking, relaxing treatments – is a good way to reduce them.
  • Calendula—This is not a natural cure for Lichen Sclerosus, but its anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antibacterial properties can help alleviate itching.

The O-Shot: Closer To A Natural Cure for Lichen Sclerosus

If you’ve tried medication and lifestyle changes, you might feel like you’re stuck living with the pain and frustration.

But the O-Shot might just be the treatment to help you get your Lichen Sclerosus under control with significant relief and long-term improvements.

The O-Shot: What Is It?

If you are searching for a natural treatment, consider the O-Shot. Lichen Sclerosus can be so difficult to treat that many of our patients have resorted to using strong steroid-based creams that are ineffective for long-term use. 

Enter the O-Shot…

The O-Shot is a PRP procedure that uses the natural healing power of your own body. Results can last so long that it will feel like you’ve found a natural cure for Lichen Sclerosus!

PRP is a platelet-rich plasma treatment that uses the incredible healing ability of your immune system to heal another area. They are proven to help heal damaged tissue, reducing the need for unnatural treatments such as topical steroid creams, especially where you may have built up resistance.

PRP contains cell-regenerating growth factors that are essential for treatment. 

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What To Expect 

When you have the O-Shot, your doctor will take a small sample of your blood, which is spun at a high frequency in a centrifuge to isolate the plasma in your blood. It’s the platelets within that plasma that contain those all-important growth factors. 

Once your doctor has this, they can inject it into the treatment area. It works by stimulating the body’s stem cells to produce new tissue, including collagen and adipose (fatty) tissue, nerve endings and blood vessels. Treatment areas, such as vaginal tissue, become rejuvenated and thicker, and the sensitivity can be heightened by increased blood flow to the erogenous zones.

How It Helps Lichen Sclerosus Symptoms

It’s important to note that there is no definitive cure for Lichen Sclerosus, and the condition can affect you for your whole life. However, an effective treatment can feel like a cure for Lichen Sclerosus because it is so effective at managing symptoms, keeping them at bay for prolonged periods of time.

Most patients who have had the O-Shot report longer periods between flare-ups, and when they do occur, they are far less painful. When you’ve been suffering from this condition for a long time, the O-Shot really can feel like a Lichen Sclerosus cure.

We’ve met many patients like Sam who have all but given up on finding a natural cure for Lichen Sclerosus. But the O-Shot has been life-changing – Sam even shared her ‘How I Cured My Lichen Sclerosus’ story to help other women see that there are solutions out there. You can read it here.

Where To Get The O-Shot?

Are you ready to book your O-Shot? Lichen Sclerosus symptoms could be easily alleviated after just one treatment so that you could share your own ‘how I cured my Lichen Sclerosus naturally’ story, just like Sam. 

Even though there’s no permanent cure, the O-Shot is fast becoming a preferred Lichen Sclerosus treatment. If you think that it could help you, then the first thing that you need to do is book a consultation.

You can contact us by calling 01322 381 205, emailing info@elite-aesthetics.co.uk, or WhatsApp us. 

We hold consultations in our award-winning clinic based in Greenhithe, Kent, just 20 minutes away by train from St. Pancras, London. 

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