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Lichen Sclerosus / Lichen Planus / Chronic Lichen Simplex
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Managing Lichen Sclerosus / Lichen Planus / Chronic Lichen Simplex involves good self care. This is to help you:
Use 1 fingertip of cream / ointment every night for 1 month
Use 1 fingertip of cream / ointment every other night for 1 month
Use 1 fingertip of cream / ointment twice a week for 1 month
Use 1 fingertip of cream / ointment once a week as maintenance
If relapse occurs, go back to month 1 and start again.
Use this cream as a wash - can be very slippery - be careful, especially when using in the bath or shower.
Use this cream as a barrier. Use every day, at least twice a day. Apply when you are dry. This keeps the skin softer and can help separate the labia (lips). There is no limit to how often this cream can be used.
If you need repeat prescriptions or any more medication, please contact your GP.
If you have any concerns or queries you can contact Gynaecology at Greenoaks on 01709 427641, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday, and 9am to 1pm on Fridays.
Lichen sclerosus - patient information leaflet
Date of review: August 2023
Date of next review: August 2025
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