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Lichen sclerosus


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

There are some things you can do to help ease the symptoms of lichen sclerosus, including using an emollient soap substitute instead of regular soap.

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

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

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

Page last reviewed: 08/10/2021
Next review due: 08/10/2024