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Lichen Sclerosus - Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Lichen Sclerosus - Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

What if there was an all-natural and chemical-free product that could give you true relief from chronic skin inflammation without causing uncomfortable side effects? Good news—there is. That product is emu oil.

If you or a loved one has Lichen Sclerosus (LS), you know firsthand how challenging this health condition can be. And while it's difficult to assess exactly how many people have LS, it's thought to be relatively common, affecting men, women, and children from all over the world. 


What is Lichen Sclerosus?


Lichen Sclerosus (LS) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin. The parts of the body most frequently affected are the genitals and around the anus, however LS can develop elsewhere, including the breasts, abdomen, and arms. It's thought to follow a "relapsing and remitting" pattern, where episodic flare-ups occur between symptom-free periods. 


What are the symptoms of Lichen Sclerosus?


Mild cases of Lichen Sclerosus (LS) may have no symptoms. Otherwise, symptoms of LS typically change depending on the stage of the disease. In early stages, small, shiny, white dots appear on the skin. These dots eventually grow into larger patches, and can become thin and highly sensitive. These patches of LS are susceptible to tearing and bruising, which can be quite uncomfortable. Sometimes, these patches will scab or scar over. Other symptoms include:


What causes Lichen Sclerosus?


The exact cause of Lichen Sclerosus (LS) is unknown. Most doctors believe that the condition is related to either autoimmune or hormonal dysfunction, and perhaps both. It's possible that the tendency to develop LS can be inherited. Some evidence also suggests that LS may develop over areas of the body that have been previously injured or scarred. 

Postmenopausal women are the most likely to develop LS, while men and children are far less likely to have it. 


What kind of treatments are available for Lichen Sclerosus?


Lichen Sclerosus (LS) has no cure, however symptoms sometimes will go away on their own (especially on the arms and upper body). LS affecting the genitals should definitely be treated, however, to prevent any scarring or damage to the genital structures. 

According to the British Association of Dermatologists, the standard treatment of LS are "ultrapotent" topical steroid creams. For many people with LS, however, the potential benefits from these harsh prescriptions tend to be outweighed by significant drawbacks, including unpleasant side effects and high cost...not to mention the reputed health consequences associated with long-term steroid use. 

If you have LS, it's important to speak with your doctor about treatment. But know that there are other natural, healthier, and less expensive options for you--like emu oil.   

Pain relief for Lichen Sclerosus with natural ingredients and soothing emu oil.Pure refined emu oil has been used for centuries to treat many skin conditions, including LS. It contains essential fatty acids and other all-natural components which provide powerful yet gentle anti-inflammatory benefits. 

Paraben-free and chemical-free products that contain emu oil, like Banish My Pain, provide additional relief from LS symptoms, thanks to all-natural ingredients also known to relieve pain and soothe irritated skin, including lavender, arnica, and Vitamin E.

Emu Joy products won't cause uncomfortable side effects, and can provide effective and long-lasting relief with regular use--a ray of light for many people with LS.  

Here's what one of our customers had to say about her experience with Emu Joy products: 

"I have a rare autoimmune disorder that is horrid. It's called Lichen Sclerosus and it is a skin condition which causes burning itching, and scaring of the skin in the worst possible place (... down South!). I have an Rx from my Doctor for a steroidal ointment, which I have used for a few years. It is minimally effective and causes thinning of the skin and bleeding. I am also not a fan of long term use of steroids. After a really bad flare-up this week, I was desperate for relief, and a more natural approach for treating my symptoms (there is no cure). I started reading on line forums about Lichen Sclerosus. Some of the ingredients in your On the Go Skin Soother Stick were recommended as being effective. I have been using the stick for a few days now and have already noticed a difference. It is wonderful! Thanks for helping me to feel relief and sleep through the night!"


Struggling with LS? Talk to your doctor--and try Emu Joy. 


If you're looking for relief from your Lichen Sclerosis symptoms, but are tired of dealing with the downsides to prescription medications, then Emu Joy remedies may be just the right choice for you.