Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus (VLS or simply LS) is a skin condition that, in addition to its bothersome symptoms, is associated with an increased risk of vulvar cancer. In this article, we will explore nine key guidelines to reduce this risk and promote overall health in women affected by Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus. Discover how adopting healthy habits can make a difference in long-term cancer prevention.


Guidelines for reducing the risk of vulvar cancer associated with LS.

  1. Long-term treatment: It is important that you follow a long-term treatment in order to keep track of the disease and to be able to control possible complications.
  2. Regular evaluations: We recommend that you go for a check-up with your LEV doctor every 6 to 12 months to properly monitor the condition and assess whether your treatment is working.
  3. Use of corticosteroid cream: The most common treatment for lichen sclerosus is a prescription corticosteroid cream. Long-term use of this cream, 2 to 3 times a week, can help prevent symptoms from recurring.
  4. Prevent scar formation: Treatment with corticosteroid cream can control your itching and discomfort, as well as prevent scar formation.
  5. Consultation with LS professional: It is important that you visit your lichen sclerosus specialist regularly to confirm that your lichen sclerosus treatment is working, check for side effects from the treatment, and watch for any other new changes in your skin that warrant further evaluation by him or her. From the Nixarian Foundation we continue to train professionals so that every woman can be diagnosed and treated in the most effective way possible.
  6. Symptom management: Keep symptoms well controlled with the recommended treatment as this can help reduce the chance of complications associated with vulvar lichen sclerosus. To help with this symptom control, we recommend the Dermnix  vulvar oil, with 100% natural ingredients and formulated for women suffering from LS.
  7. Stress management: Avoid sustained stress over time, as it can influence the occurrence of flare-ups and worsen vulvar lichen sclerosus symptoms.
  8. Healthy lifestyle: Lead a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise and adequate rest, to contribute to your overall well-being and, potentially, to the management of vulvar lichen sclerosus symptoms.
  9. Biopsy of vulvar lesions: It is important that if you have lesions in the affected area that do not heal despite adequate treatment, a biopsy of these lesions is performed to rule out possible complications.

By implementing these guidelines, you are not only taking steps to mitigate the symptoms of Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus, but you are also strengthening your defense against the risk of vulvar cancer.

Prevention and self-care are powerful tools in the management of this condition, in addition to helping you in your well-being. Remember that your health is a priority and that every step you take towards self-care is a step towards a healthier future.

Do it for you, do it for your well-being!

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