Steroid cream for vulvar itching

Lichen sclerosus is treated with potent topical steroids to alleviate symptoms, prevent architectural damage, and reverse histologic changes. 31 – 33 The recommended regimen for lichen sclerosus begins with a high-potency corticosteroid (., clobetasol propionate % ointment [Temovate]) used daily until all active lesions have resolved (usually in two to three months), then tapered to once or twice per week. 32 , 33 A 30-g tube of clobetasol ointment should last three months or longer. 33 Alternatively, the patient can use a moderate-potency steroid (., beta-methasone valerate % cream [Beta-Val]) to maintain remission. Despite known side effects of long-term topical steroid use, one small study showed that treating lichen sclerosus with moderate-potency topical steroids for up to 39 months caused no side effects other than erythema. 34

Steroid cream for vulvar itching

steroid cream for vulvar itching

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