Newly diagnosed and confused over treatment for lichen sclerosus
I've been diagnosed with lichen sclerosus. I have questions as to what is the best treatment: which steroid and at what dosage. My gynecologist initially prescribed mometasone cream 0.1% twice a week. This didn't really control the itching. My dermatologist is recommending clobetasol ointment 0.05% once a day for 2 months, followed by twice weekly forever. Itching, while not completely gone, is certainly more controlled after a week's treatment with the clobetasol. However, I'm a bit concerned over using it daily for 2 months. Can you please share what's worked for you? Can I expect to be using a steroid for life? To throw into the mix–I have long covid. Thank you for any help in navigating this.