Lichen’s Sclerosis: Update!

Lichen’s Sclerosis is an uncommon condition that creates patchy, white skin that’s thinner than normal. Lichen sclerosis can affect skin anywhere on your body.

I developed this about ten years ago. I went to a dermatologist who gave me the diagnosis and then tried an ointment. The ointment didn’t work and decided that was enough of that.

I went to a second dermatologist a in 2015 because I had a “blood mole” that developed on my scalp and my regular doctor didn’t know what it was. I’m glad I went because this doctor really put my mind at ease when about the Lichen’s.

These pictures are from 2015.

She explained that this is another form of Lichen’s. She told me that the best treatment is when the scarring first appears. At the point of where I am in autoimmune disorder, it’s too late.

She said to use CeraVe Body Wash and CeraVe Moisturizing Cream. She said the key is to “moisturize, moisturize, moisturize”.  She gave me the sample for these two products and I really liked them. I bought more CeraVe for my overall skin care, but I will stick to Ponds cleanser and moisturizer for my face.

Scarring seems to be getting worse.

These pictures are from July of 2018. The number of lumps increased and the redness did too. Because this on the back of my neck, most of the time I forget that it is even there. It doesn’t itch and it isn’t painful. It isn’t the most attractive skin, so I keep it covered with my hair.

On the day the picture was taken, I had been rubbing my neck and the skin felt different. I had my husband take a couple of pictures to see what was going on. And as you can see it spread.

I have to admit that when it comes to putting moisturizers and lotions on this part of my body, I forget to do it. I don’t see it, I don’t feel it and I forget it is there.

Improvement!

These pictures where taken Monday, January 14th, 2019. What a difference. I just happened to be rubbing my neck and again I felt something different going on back there.

There were only a couple of bumps. I gave my husband the camera and had him snap a couple of pics so I could see what had changed.

The red line is gone and over half of the spots are too. I’m so happy. I’m glad to see that there isn’t much scarring.

I have this type of Lichen’s around my rib cage. It is directly where my bra strap is against my skin. It started on the left side and has now progressed all the way across my ribs.

The only thing that has changed is my diet. I do not know if that has contributed to the improvement in the scarring. I do know that changing my diet has stopped a lot of the itching and pain that I have had because of the Lichen’s.

I have this spot on my right hand. I have noticed a big improvement on this spot. It use to look like the spot on my shoulder. (the picture on the right) The skin was thin and had a blue tint to it. My piano students would ask say, “What is that?” Now the skin is looking almost normal and is hardly noticeable.

The spot on my shoulder is continuing to spread and the skin will peel like a sun burn.

It has taken a long time to see any improvement with this autoimmune disorder, but I’m glad for the change!

Lichen's Sclerosis Update #autoimmune #lichens #brendamueller.com

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