While most doctors will recommend steroid ointment or salves in the treatment of lichen sclerosus, steroids will thin out the skin faster, and there are more side effects than with natural treatments.
For those looking for a natural approach, these herbs or a combination of them can be used at the first sign of skin irritation.
Comfrey- (Symphytum officinale) is used for it’s tissue healing benefits. Comfrey, also known as knit bone, helps to “knit” the damaged cells back together. Comfrey helps heals wounds in short time. The wounded area must be clean, as comfrey works fast. If the area is dirty, infection can start as the germs are trapped inside. Comfrey is an emoillent herb, and helps to form a protective layer so skin can heal.
Chickweed (Stellaria media ) Helps to reduce the itch that is associated with Lichen Sclerosis. Chickweed helps to stop the itch in just minutes.
Lavender (Lavendula Angustifolia) Wound healer. Lavender helps to heal wounds safely. Lavender acts as an anti-bacterial, and antiseptic agent.
Plantain (Plantago major) is a wonderful herb to help stop the itch on skin. It’s chemical herbal properties stop the itch of lichen if used regularly.
Witch Hazel-(Hamamelis virginian) is an astringent, and will help dry the skin, without over drying. It also acts as a protection against getting infections. This is the herb, and not the witch hazel you buy in the drug store.
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