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Can you use Clobetasol Propionate cream on your vagina?

By Anonymous December 19, 2008 - 5:07pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I have been on Clebetasol for about a year and it works well for me but it is expensive and I'm always looking for alternatives. I would love to hear your story.

September 8, 2014 - 11:00am
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You are right--it is very expensive!! I just paid $63 at Safeway. I don't know why as it is simply a steroid ointment. However, I have gone on a Canadian Drug site (Cheapo Drugs) and found it for around $17 for 30 g. You just need your doctor to fax them a prescription.

December 4, 2014 - 3:22pm

LS is most common in menopausal women but also occurs in Men and Children (usually around puperty, something to do with hormones and also genetics). It is very important to get proper treatment from a Gyn or dermatologist or internist who actually knows something about Lichen Sclerosus. A biopsy is not always necessary; if the Dr. knows, they can tell by looking at the area.

October 10, 2012 - 9:20am

Unfortunately most of the information here is alarmingly Wrong! You can use clobetasol propionate ("Clob") on outer Vulva areas, and in fact you might have Lichen Sclerosus (LS) and NEED to use the steroid ASAP. It's best to get the Ointment and not the Cream as the cream causes further irritation. It is not good to just stop the clob, you need to taper down or better yet keep a very low dose maintenance (a tiny drop 3x a week well massaged in).

October 10, 2012 - 9:18am

I have been prescribed clobetasol cream as well but My other problem is that my oldest daughter is suffering from the same itching and burning and I have had her to a pediatrician and my OB/GYN and they can't figure it out! I have tried all the hypoallergenic stuff, changed the laundry soap, softener sheets, toilet paper, all that stuff too but she still is having problems with it! Can young girls have the same problem? I am beginning to think it is something in our water for crying out loud!

April 3, 2012 - 10:16pm
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Anonymous (reply to SherDaLove)

There are cases in which young women and girls have been diagnosed with vulvar/labia/vaginal inflammation diseases like lichen sclerosis, or the like. So, I would suggest that if I was in your position, I would have a biopsy done if severely concerned.

May 19, 2012 - 6:19pm
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I was prescribed the cream to use for external vaginal area itching. It did not help - irritated and made the itching worse. I have changed to a hypo-allergenic detergent, wear 100% cotton underwear, eat active culture yogurt every day, put a filtration system on my water supply; have switched to Dove with no additives, and have had an abatement of the condition since I changed laundry detergent, but it has not gone away. Had a biopsy; results bizarre - said vaginal warts, and there is no indication of such. Not only that, have been sexually inactive for over 5 years. Problem only came up in 2009 or so....

January 6, 2012 - 12:02pm

I have been diagnosed with vulvar lichen planus a cousin to lichen sclerosis. I have suffered with this since I was 16 and was told I was crazy for all the pain I was feeling inside the inner labia and on the clitoris.
Finally, I found a doctor who biopsied the red area of my inner labia and that is when I was diagnosed. I use clobetesol ointment when needed. You have to be careful because it can thin the tissue in that area and make matters worse. I also take Gabepentin for the nerve pain that is a result and that seems to lessen the episodes or frequency of episodes.

December 19, 2011 - 4:03pm
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I have had Clobetasol Propionate 0.05% ointment prescribed to me for a vaginal condition. The doctor calls it Lichen Sclerosis, and its an auto-immune disorder. Symptoms include labia itching. http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Lichen_Sclerosus/default.asp
It worked wonders for me, and I have to keep using it twice a week, forever.

August 1, 2011 - 8:56am
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i was prescribed it as well but not for vaginal itching, i actually had a small vaginal "tear" due to "strenuous activity" and my doctor prescribed it because it helps heal and thicken the skin & it worked great. i only had to use it for about a week and it was just fine.

July 3, 2011 - 9:34am
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