Category: Lichen Sclerosus (LS)

Homeopathic Remedy For Lichen Sclerosus

Some people have reported relief from Lichen Sclerosus symptoms by using a homeopathy remedy called Pleo San Pseu 6X , a homeopathic remedy in drop form derived from Pseudomonas Aeruginosa. Pseudomonas Aeruginosa is widespread in nature, inhabiting soil, water, plants, and intestines of animals and humans, and it can cause infections, especially in patients with […]

January 6, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil

I have had many people recommend both Aloe Vera gel and coconut oil separately for all sorts of skin problems. I originally started using aloe vera gel years ago as an after sun product, and liked both the cooling effect as well as how it seemed to calm down the skin. It’s also a great […]

December 19, 2012 | 2 Comments More

Curcumin Can Help In Preventing Inflammation And Skin Symptoms of Psoriasis and Lichen

Couple of people have in the past few months mentioned they are taking curcumin or turmeric supplements to help with their Lichen Sclerosus and while it’s impossible to say if curcumin has been the main reason their symptoms have improved, they believe in it strongly, and it certainly isn’t hurting. Curcumin is a component of […]

October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments More

New Study Links Nanoparticles and Autoimmune Diseases

New research by scientists at Trinity College in Dublin maintains that exposure to nanoparticles, commonly used in sunscreen, cosmetics and other personal care products can have a serious impact on health, linking it specifically to rheumatoid arthritis and the development of other serious autoimmune diseases. We skin sufferers have for a long time been wary […]

June 12, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Treating Lichen Sclerosus with Antibiotics

I ran across a couple of publications about using antibiotics for treating Lichen Sclerosus. While most doctors prescribe topical steroids, particularly clobetasol propionate for treating Lichen Sclerosus, there is apparently some evidence suggesting that Lyme Disease or Mycoplasma infections can trigger LS (as well as other autoimmune diseases). These would commonly be treated with long […]

June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Leaky Gut Syndrome and Why It Could Be Important To Your Skin

Psoriasis and Lichen Sclerosus both have long been known to react to foods as triggers. Part of the reasoning has been that the person is sensitive or allergic to a specific food and the immune system responding to deal with the food entering the body has then allowed the skin condition to flare up as […]

May 7, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Emu Oil Can Help With Lichen Sclerosus

Over the years I have seen many women with Lichen Sclerosus praise using 100% pure refined emu oil to help treat their LS. Emu oil is known to be deep penetrating due to not having any phosphorus, and having high content of oleic acid. It can deliver ingredients deeper into the skin, and thus it’s […]

April 28, 2012 | 3 Comments More

Chinese Herbal Remedy Could Be Used to Treat Auto-Immune Disorders Such As Psoriasis

A new study by the Harvard School of Dental Medicine maintains that Chang shan, a root extract of a specific type of Himalayan hydrangea plant, also known as hortensia, is useful in treating autoimmune disorders. It’s traditionally been used as a malaria medicine in Chinese medicine.  The team observed that one component in particular, halofuginone […]

April 24, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Using Herbs and Chinese Medicine with Lichens

Vitality has an article by Adina Stanescu discussing using chinese medicine, and specifically herbalism, in treating different types of Lichens. She also gives good descriptions of each type of Lichen, and notes that stress is a major trigger for outbreaks (as we all already know). I have never tried Chinese Herbs to treat my skin, […]

April 20, 2012 | 2 Comments More

Interesting Article on Auto-immune Illnesses Including Psoriasis

Our goal is to bring you as much information as we can on skin illnesses, whether by our own bloggers or others. I ran across an interesting article on Science Daily about microflora having a decisive role with autoimmune illnesses, including psoriasis. When the right microorganisms are at work, immune cells involved in the development […]

April 7, 2012 | 2 Comments More