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Re: A new diagnosis


Follow the Guidelines for Vulvar Skin Care.
--The vulvar area should be kept as clean and as dry as possible. Although the initial irritant may be removed, if the itch-scratch cycle has already developed, the Lichen Simplex process may continue without additional treatment.

Apply topical steroids
--How it is used: A thin layer is applied to the areas of discomfort.
How it Works: Decreases redness, swelling, itching, and burning.
Caution: Use only as prescribed by your doctor. Overuse may result in making your problem worse rather than helping it.
--Baking Soda Soaks Soak in luke warm bath water with 4-5 tablespoons of baking soda to help soothe vulvar itching and burning. Soak 2-3 times a day for 10-15 minutes. If you are using a sitz bath, use 1-2 teaspoons of baking soda.
--Gold Bond or Zeasorb powder may be applied to the vulvar and groin areas if chronic dampness/moisture is a problem.
 

 
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