Lichen sclerosusOverview

overview

Lichen sclerosus causes itchy white patches on the vagina, penis or bottom (anus).

symptoms

Symptoms of lichen sclerosus include itchy white patches around the genitals or anus that may bleed if scratched.

treatments_overview

There's no cure for lichen sclerosus, but you can ease symptoms with prescription steroid cream.

causes

It’s not clear what causes lichen sclerosus. It's not contagious or caused by poor hygiene.

Page last reviewed: 01/06/2018
Next review due: 01/06/2021