How is lichen sclerosus treated?
Lichen sclerosus can be treated with good skin care and prescription cream.
- Follow the guidelines listed on the pediatric vulvovaginitis treatments page. These are routine self-care guidelines.
- Start using the cream prescribed to you by the doctor. Put a pea-size amount of cream onto the irritated vulvar skin areas. If possible, put the cream on just after taking a plain water bath.
- After using the cream twice each day for 14 days, switch to using the cream only 1 time each day.
- Come back to our clinic in 2-3 weeks for a checkup.
Contact our Adolescent Gynecology department anytime if you have questions or the health issue gets worse.
Why choose Children’s Hospital Colorado for your child’s lichen sclerosus?
At Children’s Colorado, we provide expert care for the diagnosis, treatment and management of health issues of the female reproductive organs in children and teens.
Our board-certified pediatric and adolescent gynecologists have specialized training in the reproductive health concerns of girls of all ages. And depending on your child/teen’s needs and treatment plan, we provide both outpatient and inpatient surgical services.
Compassionate care for sensitive issues
Doctors at Children’s Colorado understand that health concerns involving the reproductive organs can be stressful, which is why we’re sensitive to the mental and emotional needs of our patients and their families. By creating a friendly environment for dialogue, we encourage patients to ask questions and talk openly with their care team.