Check here for alerts. This content does not have an English version. The human immunodeficiency virus HIV attacks the body's immune system. The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne accepts no responsibility for any inaccuracies, information perceived as misleading, or the success of any treatment regimen detailed in these handouts. Vaginal dilators and in rare cases, surgery may be needed.
Follow-up Once the condition is controlled, either by the use of steroid ointment or naturally, it is important to have an annual check-up with your GP.
Small cuts on or around the vulva. Steroid ointments are the most common treatment for lichen sclerosus and treating the lesions will reduce the itch. Kids Health Info app The app will enable you to search and browse more than three hundred medical fact sheets and work offline. If my symptoms get worse, when should I call the doctor? If left untreated, the conditions can have serious effects. If you've already been diagnosed with lichen sclerosus, see your doctor every six to 12 months to be checked for any skin changes or treatment side effects. How long do I need to use cream or take medicine?