Creams for skin prone to lichen sclerosus
Lichen sclerosus affects the intimate area of girls and women. It causes white patches on the skin around the vagina and anus. These patches are very, very itchy. Lichen sclerosus can be very serious if left untreated, and if you suspect you have it you must go to your GP.
Lichen sclerosus can be triggered by a friction, by irritation caused by urine leakage or from wearing a sanitary towel or panti-liner. For this reason a soothing barrier cream can be very helpful alongside prescription medicine. (Always do a patch test)
Below is our advice, but you can also keyword search customer reviews for first hand tips.
Soothing barrier creams for lichen sclerosus prone skin.
Zinc and Calendula Cream. (yellow label) This product is very water repellent because of the zinc oxide and is suitable for itchy skin (it's what they put in calamine lotion). It is unfragranced so is suitable for infants and sensitive types. It is a thick opaque waxy ointment and will show white on the skin and may mark underwear.
Calendula and Marshmallow Balm. (purple label) This has the same amount of soothing calendula as the above product and is suitable for skin affected by lichen sclerosus. Even though it lacks the zinc oxide it still makes a great barrier cream because it is a waxy balm. It may be more convenient because it is not opaque like the Zinc and calendula cream. It has marshmallow root extract which is also suitable for itchy skin. It's unfragranced so suitable for infants.
It may be hard to decide which product(s) are suitable for you, so we do sell samples as an option on the product pages.