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Lichen sclerosus is a skin condition that affects the anal and genital areas of the body, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. It can also appear on the upper body, incl... More »

Strong cortisone ointment or cream is the first line of defense for lichen sclerosus. Tacrolimus ointment, ultraviolet light treatments and retinoid drugs are used to treat lichen sclerosus that does not respond to corti... More »

The appearance of white spots on the skin is one of the main symptoms that occurs in the early stages of lichen sclerosis, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. These whi... More »

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