How Do You Cure Lichen Sclerosus Naturally? Here's How...

by Patricia
(Winnetka, CA, USA)


QUESTION:

I have lichen sclerosus in the genital area that I cannot cure. I've literally tried everything. The only thing that helps a bit is rubbing a steroid cream on it for 2 weeks and then switch to another steroid cream for an additional 2 weeks. The problem is it just comes straight back. My question is how do I cure it? I've tried ACV, castor oil and tea tree oil.

Thank you.
Patricia.

ANSWER:

Hi Patricia, and thank you for your question regarding a natural cure/relief remedies for lichen sclerosus.

Firstly, for those who don't know, lichen sclerosus is a skin condition that mostly affects the genital and perianal areas but can sometimes appear on the upper body, breasts, and upper arms.

Small white spots appear on the skin that are typically shiny and smooth. Later on, the spots grow into larger plaques and the skin on the plaques becomes thin and crinkled. Bright red or purple bruises are also common and the skin can eventually become scarred. If the disease is a mild form, there may be no symptoms.

The most common form of medical treatment for lichen sclerosus is steroid creams. These provide limited relief and are not good long term.

Fortunately, there are some excellent natural remedies for this condition that not only help to relieve the itchiness, but actually help to cure it. In fact, the first natural cure we are about to discuss, is to our knowledge, the fastest-acting remedy yet discovered for lichen sclerosus. And it doesn't just treat the symptoms either, it also treats the underlying cause so it gets rid of it for good!

So here's the top 5 in order of importance...


#1. Borax: This is the pick of the bunch. The main causes of lichen sclerosus are serious bacterial and fungal infections, along with a poor functioning liver (according to ancient Chinese medicine). An imbalance of sex hormones is also a major cause (hence why many women suffer from this during menopause and even leading up to menopause). Borax is an extremely potent bacterial and fungal killer. It also helps to detoxify the liver and remove heavy metals such as mercury and fluoride from the body. In addition, it balances hormones in both males and females, which is why it's a popular home remedy for treating menopause and hot flashes.

So to cure your lichen sclerosus and give yourself some welcome relief from the itchiness, here's what you do...

Firstly, for relief, simply add a tablespoon of borax powder and a tablespoon of baking soda to a nice warm bath and soak yourself in it for at least 20 minutes.

To cure your lichen sclerosus you take the borax internally (don't worry, it's actually safe when taken as directed). Add 1/8th of a teaspoon of borax powder and 1/8th of a teaspoon of Himalayan pink rock salt powder to one liter of clean (warm) filtered water. Drink this solution in small amounts throughout the day (eg, 50 ml's taken twenty times throughout the day = 1 liter). You can also mix each dose with extra water to dilute if you find it too strong. This one liter solution should be all gone by the time you go to bed. Continue to do this every day for two weeks before dropping back to the permanent "maintenance" dose (to keep your lichen sclerosus away for good!)

For your maintenance dose, mix up 5 grams (roughly one teaspoon) of borax and 5 grams of Himalayan pink rock salt in one liter of filtered water. THIS NOW BECOMES YOUR CONCENTRATED SOLUTION. Store in your pantry for safe keeping. Take 5-10 ml's of this concentrated solution in a glass of filtered water once to twice daily indefinitely (yes, for the rest of your life!) So for clarification, this concentrated solution (maintenance solution) should last you anywhere between 50 & 100 days if you're taking it correctly.

Also keep in mind that depending on your current level of health or any pre-existing health problems you may have, a mild to severe detoxing reaction may be experienced when consuming the 1 liter solution (the one you have for the first two weeks). If this does happen to you then simply halve the dosages (1/16th of a teaspoon instead of 1/8th). The concentrated "maintenance" solution should not cause a problem though.

For everything you need to know about the borax remedy, make sure you take the time to read this article in full... The Borax Conspiracy and pay particular attention to the "Fungi and Fluoride" and "What and How Much to Use" sections. In addition, you can read more about the amazing health benefits of consuming borax daily in this terrific article... Borax Cures and Health Benefits.

To purchase borax, simply go out and buy some from your local supermarket, or preferably, purchase a high grade borax powder such as this one. Just make sure the borax you buy is at least 99% pure borax (sodium borate) and doesn't contain any added ingredients or scents.

NOTE: Borax works synergistically with magnesium so you MUST keep your magnesium levels up whilst taking borax/boron. This is important. Magnesium citrate is the highest absorbing form of magnesium available so be sure to take this in combination with your borax. According to renowned health expert, Dr Carolyn Dean (Stunning Dr Carolyn Dean Interview), magnesium is vital for preventing and treating various Ob/Gyn problems, including classic LS symptoms such as vaginal itching and inflammation. Magnesium is also crucial for balancing female/male hormones, detoxing the liver, and ridding the body of bacterial and fungal infections - everything LS sufferers require. So make sure you're getting enough of this essential nutrient every day!


#2. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV): I know you mentioned that you tried the ACV already Patricia, but there are a couple of important things you do need to follow with this one.

Firstly, the ACV must be organic and it MUST still contain the "mother" apple (it will say this on the bottle). All other apple cider vinegars are processed and will not work anywhere near as well.

Secondly, you must take it internally, not just use it externally. ACV is a powerful viral, bacterial and fungal killer so be sure to have 30 ml's of the liquid in a glass of warm filtered water twice daily, along with applying some to the affected area twice daily with water at a 50/50 ratio. Here's some of the brands you should be looking at using... Best Brands Apple Cider Vinegar.


#3. Lavender Oil: Lavender essential oil is terrific for stopping the itching and burning from lichen sclerosus, and it works in just a few short minutes. This is only an external remedy though but it can be good to have on hand. You can buy lavender essential oils from most health food stores or essential oil shops.


#4. Castor Oil: I know you said you tried this one as well but here's how to get the most out of the castor oil and make it far more effective...

Combine 4 tablespoons of organic cold pressed castor oil with 2-3 drops of lavender oil and 1-2 drops of lemongrass oil and store in a jar. This mixture becomes like a paste that sticks nicely to the skin. This remedy not only gives powerful relief for the burning and itching, it helps to heal the skin and any lesions quite rapidly as well.


#5. Candida Diet: Most people who suffer from lichen sclerosus also regularly suffer from thrush or yeast infections. The two are closely connected so following the candida diet is a good idea. Cut out all refined sugars, yeast containing foods, processed dairy, artificial sweeteners, and even wheat and gluten if possible. Be sure to also take a good quality probiotic supplement to build up the beneficial bacteria in the gut, along with culturing some of your own foods such as sauerkraut, kefir, yogurt and kombucha for extra daily probiotics... Probiotic Benefits - Dr Axe.

As the great Hippocrates once said... "All Disease Begins in the Gut" so these recommendations will go a long way to not only curing your lichen sclerosus, but any other health problems or ailments you may be suffering from as well!


Hope these tips help you out Patricia.


Good luck to you and all the best!


Regards

Troy (Admin)

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May 10, 2016
Lichen Sclerosis Remedies
by: Anonymous

Thank you so very much for your posts. I have been diagnosed with this horrific disorder and will firstly try the apple cider vinegar remedy. I am praying this works for me.
I have scanned every website and am delighted (understatement) that I now have more hope of resolving this disorder.
I gave an appointment with my gyn next week and I am certainly not holding much hope with regard to this. I don't believe any western Dr's are interested in looking at alternative options for women/men/children suffering with this affliction.
Thank you. I will post any improvements with regard to this treatment.

May 10, 2016
Reply
by: Troy (Admin)

You're very welcome. Just be sure to use as many of the recommendations as possible for best results (holistic approach).

All the best to you!

May 27, 2016
Relief for Sex?
by: Ashley

Hi, I thought I had been dealing with a yeast infection or BV but my symptoms match LS to the T. My husband and I were wondering how to have real uninterrupted painless sex without the discomfort afterwards. Is there anything I can do before sex to make it actually pleasurable, the way it was meant to be? Thanks in advance :)

May 30, 2016
Reply
by: Troy (Admin)

Hi Ashley. Unfortunately, the only REAL way to fix the discomfort during and after sex is to fully cure your lichen sclerosis. This does take a little bit of time to do though, so you will need to be patient. Be sure to follow our 5 recommendations to-the-letter, and if you stick with them, we guarantee you'll be extremely delighted with the results.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you.

Jun 02, 2016
5 Year Old with LS
by: Jme

My daughter was diagnosed when she was 3. We have been down a long road. It is terrible because I do not know what she goes through day to day. We started with steroid creams, but have now turned to only natural healing (changed diet, emuaid, baking soda baths). The LS has cleared up in the vaginal area, with rare itching. I believe we are in a good place, except for 1 issue. She has anal bleeding with bowel movement. She is on a laxative (Miralax), if even one day is missed she has bleeding & pain in the anal area. My doctor has told me this is unrelated to the LS....so no help there. Any suggestions?

Jun 03, 2016
Reply for Jme
by: Troy (Admin)

Probiotics are CRUCIAL for a healthy bowel and healthy bowel movements, so a children's probiotic supplement would be very worthwhile... Childrens Probiotics.

A green food would also be extremely good as this is an excellent food source for the probiotics (which enhances their effectiveness). Green foods also contain natural plant fibers, which help to gently clean and soothe the bowel. You can now buy children's green foods as well... Kidz Superfood. They taste great too so there shouldn't be any problem getting your daughter to take it.

In addition to these, have a read of our Natural Treatments for Constipation article for some more tips. Miralax is not good and it actually destroys the good bacteria in the bowel (which is something you don't want). It also creates laziness in the bowel.

If your daughter has anal bleeding and all your doctor has done is given her a laxative, then personally, I would be seeking a second opinion. There is no harm in doing this. Anal bleeding is not normal. And don't forget, you don't necessarily have to see a medical doctor either. You can visit a qualified naturopathic physician if you want.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you.

Jun 07, 2016
LS for 5 year old
by: Jme

She has been on a probiotic for at least a year if not more. Am I correct in thinking the anal bleeding is caused form the LS? And how can I find a naturopathic physician? Thank you for the previous post. I feel lost in helping my daughter.

Jun 08, 2016
Question
by: Anonymous

This is the first I've seen that the cause of LS is bacterial or fungal infections. Will you please provide your source for this? It will be helpful. Thank you!

Jun 10, 2016
Reply
by: Troy (Admin)

Wikipedia states "Both bacterial as well as viral pathogens have been implicated in the etiology of LS. A disease that is similar to LS, acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. Viral involvement of HPV[15] and hepatitis C[16] are also suspected. A link with Lyme Disease is shown by the presence of Borrelia burgdorferi in LSA biopsy tissue.[17]". You can view the full article here... Lichen Sclerosus (LS).

Jun 10, 2016
Reply for Jme
by: Troy (Admin)

The easiest way to find a naturopathic physician in your local area is to Google "naturopaths in Oregon" (for example). A list of qualified and certified practitioners in your area will come up.

Hope this helps.

Good luck and all the very best to you Jme.

Jun 14, 2016
I thought it was menopause?
by: Debby

I'm 62 years old, went thru menopause at 51. I thought all the symptoms I was having were related to that, even the excessive itching, loss of elasticity, dryness, and now much discomfort when trying to have intercourse. It wasn't until I developed a rash on my stomach that my dermatologist told me it was LS. Then I realized I wasn't just dealing with ordinary menopause symptoms. I have not had intercourse since last October, and when I did it wasn't pleasant. I am going to try your remedies, but some of the things I've read indicate it is an autoimmune disorder. You are saying it is bacterial and fungal in nature, right? Please clarify. Thank you.

Jun 16, 2016
Reply for Debby
by: Troy (Admin)

Hi Debby. Bacterial and viral infections have been implicated in the development of Lichen Sclerosis. The theory that LS is an auto-immune disorder could also be correct, although now one knows for sure just yet. Either way, the remedies we suggest will still treat this problem, regardless of whether it's viral or bacterial in nature or an auto-immune response. LS can also be misdiagnosed and confused with yeast infections so don't forget to look into this as well.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you.

Jun 24, 2016
Lichen Sclerous Relief
by: Anonymous

You may want to consider soaking in a tub with some instant ocean. Or a sitz bath with warm water and the instant ocean. If you don't want to purchase this then you can use Epsom salts instead. Instant Ocean can be purchased at a pet store in the aquarium supplies. I buy my Instant Ocean from Amazon. It works wonders and works very quickly to restore the vulvar tissues.

Also, emuaid works well as a topical treatment to the area. I apply it after I shower in the morning.

I hope these suggestions help. They have made a big difference to me. Sex doesn't seem to be as painful.


Jun 29, 2016
Life Long Battle with Lichen Sclerosus
by: Anonymous

I am so grateful to have found this post & will be trying all of the suggestions in an attempt to cure my Lichen Sclerosus. I have had a life long battle with this condition & have had the most horrific 'orthodox' treatments done... with no relief. This all started for me in 1977 at the age of 12yrs when I had my appendix out. As I recovered from the surgery the itching started (prior to this I was a very sickly baby & child, having been on antibiotics most of my life up until 1975 for constantly infected tonsils that were always too infected to remove). Initially as a very shy teenager I never told my mother. After living with this condition for 4 years at the age of 16yrs it started to get very severe so I told my mom. I was taken to a GP who diagnosed thrush & I was given creams to deal with it. The thrush creams did give some relief. When the condition failed to clear up I was referred to a gynecologist, who also proceeded to treat me for thrush, however she prescribed cortisone (steriod) creams in conjunction with the thrush creams. When this didn't clear it up she decided I needed a D & C (Dilation & curettage) for what reason is beyond my comprehension. At the same time she decided she needed to cauterize the gland at the base of my cervix that excretes mucous (as the moisture encourages the thrush). This went on for years, with no relief. At the age of 26yrs I fell pregnant with my first child. The gynecologist also treated me for thrush with steriod creams during my pregnancy. I had to change gynecologists and my new gyne didn't like the look of the so called "thrush" and scheduled me for a biopsy after the birth of my baby. The results... lichen sclerosus et atrophicus. He also treated me with various steriod creams.

In 1990 I moved cities and had to change gyne's. I was referred to the 'best' gyne in the country. The treatment included being lasered from back to front (one can only imagine the pain of a 5mm burn on your most sensitive parts - and the sting of urine on this open wound). As it healed the condition reappeared. Since this didn't work he then proceeded to advise me that he needed to cut deeper and would have to surgically remove certain portions of the infected skin... never fully informing me what he was about to do. I had a total vulvectomy performed on me without my consent - I cannot describe the trauma I have endured since this has been done to me. I then found a plastic surgeon who was willing to perform extensive plastic surgery. The disease always returns because it is not being treated at the source. I have over the past 23yrs tried various remedies & understand that this is all coming from my gut, but have not managed to find the right combination to heal it... so with a spring in my step & joy in my heart for a full healing... I'm trying the recommendations. Will keep posting on my progress. Always contemplate the light :D

Jul 03, 2016
Reply
by: Troy (Admin)

Oh my goodness! What a horrific time you have endured. My heart truly goes out to you.

Please do keep us informed of your progress. Just remember, it's going to take a while (12 to 18 months) to get your gut (and your body) back up to 100% health, so you are going to need to be patient.

But you can do it!

Stick to the recommendations listed and have a read of our yeast infection article as well, for good measure... Natural Remedies for Yeast Infection.

Good luck and all the best to you.

Jul 06, 2016
Borax Dosage Query?
by: Anonymous

I have started on the Borax this morning - can you please advise what the 'maintenance' dose is after the initial 2 weeks please ? thank you

Jul 06, 2016
Reply
by: Troy (Admin)

The maintenance dose or "standard dose" requirements can be found in this article under the "what and how much to use" section... The Borax Conspiracy - How the Arthritis Cure has been Stopped. You may also follow the directions listed under the "for treating candida" section too if you wish.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you.

Jul 08, 2016
Tea tree oil
by: Anonymous

Do you know if tea tree oil is beneficial?

Jul 09, 2016
Reply
by: Troy (Admin)

We don't recommend tea tree oil as it can irritate and actually make this condition worse. Better to go with something like lavender oil or even Emu oil, which has also been found to be very soothing.

Jul 09, 2016
Tea Tree Oil
by: Anonymous

I wish I had of waited instead of using the tea tree oil. It really did burn. I hope it calms down soon.

Jul 12, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

Try the lavender, lemongrass and castor oil mix (#4) to help relieve the burning caused from the tea tree oil. :)

Jul 13, 2016
Lichen Sclerosus Remedies
by: Anonymous

Thanks for writing this article. Thanks to everyone who also commented on this article too! The top 5 suggestions you listed have been a huge help. I wanted to share that I have had LS for a couple of years. I have been able to control it with a steroid cream and for the most part it has controlled to where I can function but the cream had stopped working this past week and I found myself in great pain to where I thought I would have to go to the hospital due to the pain and discomfort. I also could not get into my doctor for 20 days so that is when I decided to go to the web to seek help. Your article with the list of 5 things to do have been a lifesaver. I did not do number one because my husband said no way but I did do numbers 2, 3 and 4. I have not done 5 but I plan on doing it. So this past Saturday I went to the health food store and purchased the lemongrass oil, castor oil, probiotic and vinegar with the mother. I already had lavender oil. I found that the castor, lemongrass and lavender oil worked well for the weekend but I just did not think I could carry that in my purse when I had to go to work. So I went to work thinking I could get through the day without using it but the pain was too much so at my break I went to a health food store to see if I could find something to get me through the day. I did and I wanted to share what I have been doing for the past 5 days as I am almost symptom free. First, I did start drinking the vinegar and water two times a day, once in the morning and once at bedtime. Then I mixed the castor, lemongrass and lavender oil. I used this at home and I applied it first thing in the morning and then anytime I went to the bathroom and then at bedtime. Then I purchased Raw Probiotics Vaginal Care 50 Billion which I take two at bedtime. These next items I purchased you are going to think that I am crazy because I found them in the baby section and are mainly used for babies bottoms. I purchased from a health food store a product called Bosom Balm for healing and then I also purchased Angel Baby Bottom Balm to help with some chaffing I was also having. I keep those in my purse with a small package of wipes and I use them throughout the day while I am away from home. Then when I get home I go back to the castor oil mixture for the evening. I also started taking plant enzymes with my meals. Five days ago I could not sit, stand or lay without great pain. I was in tears and not sure I could take the pain anymore. As I said in the beginning I thought I was headed for the hospital but now I am almost symptom free. I still have two areas that are healing from tears but I do believe they will heal if I continue to do this routine every day. I thought the only way to treat it was with steroids. I want everyone to know that this is the first time since I was diagnosed with LS that I have had relief without using a steroid cream. I have had a lot of steroids in my life and a year ago my eye doctor asked me if I have had a lot of steroids and I said yes why? He said you have cataracts in both eyes and they are in the eye where we see it show up on patients who have heavy use of steroids. I am only 50 and have had cataract surgery in both eyes due to the over use of steroids. I will not go back to steroids now that I have found this routine. I was not happy that I was in such pain this past Saturday but I am thankful it happened to force me to look for natural alternatives to help with my LS. Thanks so much for taking the time to write the article and for all who have shared it. This really gave me the courage to try these new treatments and now I want to encourage others who may be worried about trying something new. I say to you, just do it! You will not be sorry.

Jul 16, 2016
Reply
by: Troy (Admin)

You're welcome. Glad you've finally found relief! And thank you for taking the time to share your positive story with other fellow sufferers.

All the best to you!

Jul 20, 2016
Cures I Use
by: Anonymous

What I find works best is bathing in a baking soda bath everyday and using Vaseline. Also using organic coconut oil works as well.

Jul 21, 2016
Please help me
by: catly

I ask you to help me I read all the comments. I have the same disease (Lichen sclerosus). Several years ago the itching disappeared, but the place is still inflamed. Treatments did not work as well as spots on my stomach and my face -lichen planus - it's tough... the spots began to spread to other parts of my body. I want to explain me the proposed stages of natural therapy and how substance use borax in therapy.... I hope that you will help me.
I apologize for my style of language because I do not mastered English dramatically.

Jul 21, 2016
Need Clarification Please?
by: GP

Just been diagnosed with lichen sclerosus and had never even heard of such a thing. It's overwhelming! Your article is very hopeful. I have a question though. On the five things to help get rid of it, do you do all 5 every day or change off day by day? And also how many times a day on each treatment? I have gotten items to do all but the borax so far. Honestly, I had Borax in my hands in the laundry section at the store, but then read the warning to not ingest and call a Dr. immediately if so. That sort of scared me off and I'm wondering if I had the right thing.

Jul 22, 2016
Reply for Catly
by: Troy (Admin)

Hi Catly. Everything you need to know about dosages for the remedies listed above are contained in each paragraph. You may need to read through each one several times (and even bookmark the article) so you can refer to it again when you need to. In regards to the borax treatment, this article tells you everything you need to know about what and how to use borax... The Borax Conspiracy. I would suggest you also read through this several times and bookmark it as well for further reference. This website on the candida diet is also very useful... thecandidadiet.com.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you.

Jul 22, 2016
Reply for GP
by: Troy

Hi GP. Firstly, yes you definitely need to do all 5 each day AND you must continue with them indefinitely to keep your lichen sclerosus away. In regards to the borax (boron), my wife and I have been taking borax (as per the recommendations in the "Borax Conspiracy" article) for over 5 years now and feel amazing for it! Borax doesn't just treat problems such as lichen sclerosus and candida, it treats a whole array of health problems too. As long as the borax you buy is 99% sodium borate or 99% minimum borax powder (make sure it doesn't contain any added extras), you'll be fine. This is one of the best and highest quality borax powders on the market if you're interested... Borax - All Natural Sodium Borate. Here's what they say about borax... "Borax is not a soap or detergent, but rather a salt of boron. Borax is a non-synthetic chemical and is mined directly from the deserts of California and Turkey as a mineral salt. Also known as sodium tetraborate, Borax is 99% pure while being safe to use for various household and personal applications".

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Jul 22, 2016
Boron in pill form?
by: Debby

I worked at GNC for 17 1/2 years, and we sold boron in pill form. Is this a satisfactory substitute for taking borax? If not, please explain. Thanks!

Jul 27, 2016
Reply for Debby
by: Troy (Admin)

Hi Debby. Boron pills are certainly a good source of this crucial trace mineral, no doubt about it, however, borax is not only high in boron, it's also alkaline and a very powerful fungicide and heavy metal remover. Because yeast fungus and heavy metal toxicity are closely linked to lichen sclerosis, borax is much more effective for treating this condition than regular boron tablets.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you.

Jul 29, 2016
Glad I Found You!
by: Lisa

Uugh!! Ive suffered from psoriasis my whole life. Now I'm told I have LS... I'm going to try all of these things at the same time because I am in complete and utter discomfort and pain. Thank you for this information!

Jul 29, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

You're welcome Lisa. Hope they help!

Jul 29, 2016
Borax
by: Anonymous

Hi... I have taken the borax internally, and am now resuming this regime. Took about 1/4 tsp daily in water for approximately 2 months. I believe this is what finally sealed the deal on my battle with a systemic fungal overgrowth. Of course, I also did the diet, other herbs, oils, supplements, etc. Since then, I've discovered I have LS. What I use to control the itching completely and quickly is a $3 tube of Derman anti fungal cream. It seemed to diminish the white patches I had as well. Though, this has been stubborn, so I'm just today beginning the borax again. Will start up on the acv when I get to the store for another bottle. Thanks for all the tips!

Jul 29, 2016
Another Question
by: GP

Me again with another question. Is it ok to mix the borax in the apple cider vinegar water every morning and night or do I need to keep them separate? And if so, do they need to be spread out over a certain period of time? Thanks!

Jul 30, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

You're welcome. And thanks for sharing your experience. All the best!

Jul 30, 2016
Reply for GP
by: Troy

It's better to keep the borax and ACV separate if possible, even if you only space the dosages out by 10-20 minutes. You'll find they give better results when taken apart rather than together. :)

Jul 31, 2016
PRP Therapy for LS?
by: Anonymous

I have had Lichen Sclerosus for 40 years and needless to say it is pretty advanced. Now that I have reached menopause the symptoms have increased. I have been on a steroid cream for this entire time. Do you have any thoughts on PRP (plasma rich protein injections?)
Thanks for your input and natural method recommendations. I am going to be implementing these measures.

Aug 01, 2016
Thank you!
by: Melissa-has-hope

Hi everyone,

I unfortunately was diagnosed with lichens sclerosis at 17 years old. The doctor kept telling me she's only had one other patient she's ever seen at my age with this disease (usually young children or after menopause women). Even though I read a ton of stories online of way worse cases than I had, I was very depressed for a while. The doctor gave me steroid cream and now at 22, all I feel it did was make it worse. The skin is thin and rips and I already see the skin fusing together. You can only imagine how I feel at 22 years old with this condition happening to me. I've always been into holistic approaches and I can't believe I never looked into healing myself with those methods until now! I am so ecstatic to have found this page and can't wait to try these methods. Thank you so much for giving me hope!

Aug 02, 2016
Life Long Battle with Lichen Sclerosus II
by: EME

Thank you for all the suggestions. I don't seem to have a yeast infection - as I had been taking Diatomaceous Earth prior to this and my saliva test is normal. I started the Borax in the beginning of July - first with one dose (1/4 tsp) every second day for a week, then increased it to one dose everyday for a week and then two doses a day having a 2 day break every 5 days. I started the Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) 2 days before the Borax, but can only manage one dose per day. Within a week the itching had subsided quite considerably and has become a lot more manageable, but I am battling to use the Caster Oil and Lavender/Lemon Grass as the emulsion stays very runny and seems almost pointless applying.
My only concern is I am not sure that the Borax Powder I am purchasing is 100% pure, there is no ingredient list on the box, I have contacted the supplier and they advised that they purchase Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate in bulk and repackage it, they have requested an assay report from the supplier and will forward that to me, but it could take weeks.
When I started taking the Borax regularly I developed a dreadful headache for about 2 weeks (which I know is a side effect of detoxing) I also developed a dreadful runny nose - just clear mucous pouring from my nose, however, since my last 2 day break over the weekend this seems to have stopped.
I seem to have also developed a skin reaction on my chest and back (large bumps almost like pimples or mosquito bites). Not sure if this is a fall out from the regime.
I have subsequently cut back on the dose to 1/4 tsp once a day.
Unfortunately, I do have a whole lot of other health issues that complicate this. I have Microcytic anaemia, Low Blood Pressure (low enough to warrant a medic alert disc), a diaphragm hernia, hyper acidity and acid reflux due to the valve at the top of my esophagus being gone. I have no gall bladder.
Please can you let me know if I should discontinue the Borax until I am sure this is pure.
Many thanks

Aug 03, 2016
Hirudotherapy
by: Anonymous

Thank you for this protocol. I am so grateful. Please look into Hirudotherapy as I have just joined a group who are having great success with this. It is very different but LS is something you want to eliminate as quickly as possible before too much damage is done.

Aug 05, 2016
Life Long Battle with Lichen Sclerosus III
by: EME

Good morning Troy,
Further to my previous comment, it turns out I am allergic to the ACV. I didn't think it was that as I have used ACV previously but not for such an extended period. I ended up with an extensive rash on my inner thighs, upper arms, back of my knees and limited on my chest and back, but with itching everywhere including my scalp. After 2 sleepless nights I figured it out and stopped the ACV on Thursday. I am using the Borax and BS in a bath which is alleviating the intense itching. Unfortunately, it has also set my LS off again, which is disappointing, but I know it will settle down within the next few days as the ACV is cleared from my system. I am continuing with the Borax. As my arthritis has disappeared (happy dance). As soon as the rash has disappeared I will post on the protocol I have been following.

Aug 07, 2016
How to measure 1/8th teaspoon of borax?
by: Anila

I am thankful to you for writing these wonderful articles.
I have been diagnosed with a yeast infection and have gone through many cures in these last 4 months and it seems that it still lurks in my system. I noticed I am getting it on my tongue too lately. The worst part is I have cramps-like pain/discomfort after sex for 2-3 days, till the next time.
I'm starting to have doubts on even having LS. There are some areas on my vulva that look whitish. It is not a strong white like I see in pictures for LS, but still they are there and they've been there for a while now. I am thinking of starting the borax cure, but I am finding it hard to measure the 1/8th of a teaspoon. I was imaging this size like a grain of rice. Am I right? on the other hand this amount sounds too little.
Also, another question I have is can LS be the reason for the discomfort I have inside my vagina? (not vulva). So can LS develop inside the vagina walls too or is the yeast infection the primary cause ?
I am giving up on doctors. Thank you so very much again !!

Aug 08, 2016
Adhesions
by: Anonymous

Has anyone ever had a negative biopsy, but your doctor still says you have LS?

Also, I suspect he might have been right. It's been 2 years since my biopsy, which was excruciating, and 3 years since my sixth baby was born and my clitoral hood is still slowly disappearing. Has anyone had any luck in stopping the adhesion's or reversing them.

I still get a yellow, sticky, non-smelling discharge, but my natural practitioner did help me get on a probiotic called Mega Sporebiotic and some good vitamins. That has completely stopped the itching and burning. But, again, the adhesion's are very slowly closing my clitoral hood and labia minor is almost completely gone.

Has anyone had reconstructive surgery of the vulva, successfully? I'm only 36 and want more babies. Please help if you can.

Aug 09, 2016
Gratitude!
by: Lexi

I have been battling terrible symptoms for 13 months now. No doctor could help me. I have even travelled to different states and finally today I got diagnosed with LS. From one herbalist to another, I want to say thank you and tell you how grateful I am to have found your article. Keep healing.

Aug 11, 2016
Reply to Lexi
by: Troy (Admin)

You're very welcome Lexi. All the best to you!

Aug 11, 2016
Reply for Anila
by: Troy (Admin)

Hi Anila. Firstly, 1/8 th of a teaspoon is exactly half of a 1/4 teaspoon, so if you have a 1/4 teaspoon measurement just go with half of that (1/8 th of a teaspoon is roughly half a gram).

In regards to LS developing inside the vaginal wall, according to patient.info (about lichen sclerosis) it is a skin condition only and cannot extent into the vagina. Candida and yeast infections would be the likely cause of internal discomfort.

Remember also, lots of probiotics are crucial Anila, whether you have lichen sclerosis or yeast infections (or both). Research is showing that LS may be an auto-immune problem as well as a gut problem and probiotics are vital for remedying both of these.

Best of luck.

Aug 11, 2016
Reply to EME
by: Troy

Firstly, glad your arthritis has improved (the borax is great for this). I'm always suspicious and weary if there's no ingredients listed on the container so if you can find another brand that contains pure sodium borate (Pure Sodium Borate) or 99% borax powder, that would probably be a better option.

In regards to the ACV, you could take either oregano oil (P73 oregano oil) or olive leaf extract instead if you're allergic to the apple cider vinegar. Both of these are also powerful bacterial, viral and fungal killers, and they boost the immune system tremendously.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you.

Aug 11, 2016
Reply to Melissa
by: Troy

You're welcome Melissa - hope it helps.

All the best to you.

Aug 11, 2016
Reply About PRP Therapy
by: Troy (Admin)

One study showed that women with LS were helped with PRP therapy so it may be beneficial... Surgical Approach to Lichen Sclerosus. Not sure how much it would cost though? Could be rather expensive as your health insurance probably wouldn't cover it.

Aug 11, 2016
Zinc oxide powder for LS
by: Anonymous

I've only recently been diagnosed, although I suspect I may have had it longer. I am on a steroid cream and it seems to be managing the symptoms. I'm going to try the ACV and essentials oils, etc, as recommended on this site.

Has anyone heard of the healing properties of non nano zinc oxide powder as a balm? I have the powder but not sure what to do with it. E.g. Use it as a powder to the area or mix with water or oil to make a paste. There has been some success by others using this powder.

Would welcome any advice.

Aug 15, 2016
Help
by: Heart Broken

I believe I have this. I have not been diagnosed and wonder if I should just self treat with this remedy or go to the Gyno. I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism for 2 years and take a natural supplement. Should I stop taking that while doing this treatment, maybe this will help with my thyroid?

Aug 16, 2016
Reply to Heart Broken
by: Troy

There is no harm in following this protocol, nor are there any detrimental effects, so it definitely wont hurt. In regards to your hypothyroidism, have a read of our article on this subject here... Home Remedies for Hypothyroidism. Supplements such as liquid iodine, brewers yeast, vitamin D and coconut oil can all be taken safely along with the recommendations listed above.

Hope this helps.

All the best.

Aug 17, 2016
Home Remedies for LS
by: Anonymous

I am interested in trying some home natural remedies for this. I have had this condition for well over 6 years and have been seen by a gyno specialist who only gave me steroid creams. I'm sick of steroid creams. I know it is a life long condition too but its very stressful, especially when you cannot sleep because of it. I am going to try some of the home remedies mentioned here.

Aug 18, 2016
Advice Please?
by: Anonymous

Hi. My daughter is 6 years old and has been diagnosed with LS. I just found this site and it is very interesting and is giving me hope that she will feel better soon with these natural remedies.
For intake of the Borax and vinegar, how do I give these to her? She is too small to take those. I will definitely get the oils soon. Which is the best probiotics for a 6 year old?
Thank you so much for helping people who have been suffering.

Aug 18, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

For the borax, you need to make up your concentrated solution first. Here's what you do... Dissolve a lightly rounded teaspoonful (5-6 grams) of borax in 1 litre of good quality water. This is your concentrated solution. The standard dose for adults is 1-2 teaspoons (5-10 ml's) of this concentrate daily so for children the dosage is halved (1/2-1 teaspoon). Take 1 dose per day mixed with drink or food. If that feels right then take a second dose with another meal. For maintenance, children can continue on this indefinitely with 1 or 2 doses daily. Borax does not taste bad when mixed with liquids so kids will usually have it with no arguments. Take the time to read this article in full first though before doing anything, especially the "what and how much to use" section... The Borax Conspiracy.

With the ACV, this can be a little more difficult to get into kids. You will need to be inventive of what to mix it with so they will have it without kicking and screaming. A good ACV and cranberry concoction for kids can be found in this article... 9 Nutritional Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar For Kids. The standard daily dose for children is 2 teaspoons of ACV taken 1-2 times per day. And don't forget, the apple cider vinegar MUST be organic and still contain the "mother" apple.

Finally, if you're looking for a quality children's probiotic, this is the top selling one on the market and is very good... PRO-Kids: Children's Probiotics.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you.

Aug 26, 2016
LS
by: Tinky's mommy

I am so grateful to come across this site. I too typed in my daughters symptoms and LS came up. After a year of uti's, bacterial infections, yeast infections, etc, I eventually found this site. I started my daughter on probiotics. My question is I have not read anything about the urgent need to go to the rest room or constipation. She has been to a urologist and her bladder is fine. Just yesterday she did four urine tests and each one was negative for bacterial infections, uti, etc. I have been on this roller coaster ride for a year. The itching seems to subside when drinking probotics but the vaginal pain is unbearable, especially when she urinates. What is a natural way for the constipation and for the pain. I live in Louisiana and no one has ever heard of this. She has a gynocologist appointment on Monday. Praying for concrete answers.


Aug 29, 2016
At Wits End
by: Another Patricia

I am currently using Emuaid and Lavender oil, but it is not improving. Steroids just made it worse - more sore patches. I am at my wits end now. Borax is not available anymore it seems. So it's back to the doctor this week, I think.

Aug 30, 2016
It's Working
by: Gregoor

Currently using Castor oil 4 tablespoons
lavender oil 2 drops
lemongrass oil 2 drops.

I'm 70+ and had this problem for 35 years. Had an operation in 2007 and it was all good. Now it's back again. Found this solution and it's working!

Sjappo

Aug 30, 2016
Thank You!
by: Lozza D

Firstly, I'd like to say a massive thank you for making this post. I was diagnosed with LS 6 months ago, after years of being told I had thrush. The steroid cream I was given has been doing nothing and made it worse and even more sore. Around 4 weeks ago I started to follow your instructions and for the first time in years saw vast improvements. I was wondering if it was safe to go back to taking the borax daily? Having done the initial two weeks, I seem to have had little improvement in the following two weeks? Do you know how long it normally takes to clear up completely? I've read elsewhere that LS is linked to a vitamin D deficiency. Do you think there is any benefit in taking a vitamin D supplement?

Once again, Thank you. The improvement I have had so far has made life so much better :)

Aug 30, 2016
Borax
by: Anonymous

So I have the LSA as well. I've been reading your article and hope it works. My question is where can you buy Borax? I have been to my health food store, and two drugstores. I do have a box of 20 Mule Team Borax, but this is not the same thing is it?? Needing relief fast!

Aug 31, 2016
Reply About Borax Remedy
by: Troy

Any type of Borax can actually be used as long as it's 99% pure borax (it should say this on the side of the container) and doesn't contain any added fabric softeners, scents, etc. However, some Borax brands can contain chemicals and are packaged in China. We suggest you check the listing and packaging details on the side, and if so, avoid these.

Borax is a natural substance that's mined from out of the ground (usually sodium borate). The problem though is most people wont use ordinary Borax powder because of the poison warnings listed on the container. These warnings must be put there by law, however, you would need to consume a ridiculous amount of Borax to go anywhere close to poisoning yourself. Just remember, borax has very low toxicity (ordinary table salt is actually 50-100% more toxic than Borax so you should be more worried about poisoning yourself with this!) If you are worried about purchasing Borax from the cleaning isle of your supermarket, then the safest brand (and the one we actually recommend) is Prescribed for Life's sodium borate. This brand is technical grade pure sodium borate and is perfectly safe for human consumption. This is what it looks like... Borax - All Natural Sodium Borate.

Don't forget also that magnesium works synergistically with boron (Borax) so make sure you keep your magnesium levels up.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Aug 31, 2016
Reply for Lozza D
by: Troy

Hi Lozza D. Glad you're finally getting some relief. Going back to the Borax shouldn't be a problem, just start off on a very low dose and slowly increase the amount over a period of several weeks or even months. There's no rush with this.

With the vitamin D, a daily supplement would definitely help. In all honesty, there isn't a single disease or health problem that can't be helped with extra vitamin D supplementation, and this includes LS. It's one of the most crucial nutrients for our bodies. You will need to take between 4000-8000 IU's of vitamin D per day (according to vitamin D expert, Dr Cedric Garland) for best results... 8000 IUs of Vitamin D Daily Necessary to Raise Blood Levels of "Miracle" Nutrient.

As far as how long it takes for LS to clear up? This is different for everybody and is usually dependant on how long you've had it for, as well as any other health problems, along with what your current state of health is like. Usually you will need anywhere between 6 to 12 months if you follow the recommendations correctly.

Hope this helps you further.

All the best!

Aug 31, 2016
Reply to "Another Patricia"
by: Troy

Have you tried the other remedies Patricia? Borax can be bought online.

Aug 31, 2016
Reply for Tinky's Mommy
by: Troy

Firstly, for constipation relief, you could look at using any one (or more) of these home remedies... Natural Treatments for Constipation.

For the pain, especially the painful urination, vitamin D has been shown to help tremendously with this. Young children should have around 2000 IU's of vitamin D per day and teenagers around 5000 IU's. Do not follow the RDA for vitamin D dosages. It's out of date and way too low. A liquid vitamin D supplement is the easiest way to get it into kids... Liquid Vitamin D Drops. D-Mannose (in supplement form) is also highly effective for bladder problems so you could look at this as well.

Be sure to keep her on the probiotics (cultured foods too if possible) and a healthy eating plan. And don't forget about the almighty apple cider vinegar. ACV works a treat for LS, constipation and urinary problems!

Finally, keep in mind that infections don't always show up on urinary tests. These aren't 100% accurate, so there still may be an infection somewhere.

Best of luck with your daughters gynocologist appointment.

Sep 02, 2016
White Skin
by: Karen

Does the white skin disappear once the symptoms have been treated? Or is this a sign that it's flaring up again?

Sep 05, 2016
How to take the borax?
by: Debby

I have purchased the borax on line, and find it hard to dissolve in just water. Would it be alright to put it in my morning coffee? Or would that cancel the effectiveness? I know it's very alkaline, and that's a good thing, and I don't want to do anything to negate that. Thanks!

Sep 06, 2016
Reply for Debby
by: Troy

No, wouldn't recommend adding the borax to your morning coffee Debby. Instead, add it to or mix it up in some warm water. It will easily dissolve in this. Also, try and avoid coffee if you can, it's not good for gut health. Matcha green tea is a much healthier alternative. And it tastes great too!

All the best.

Sep 06, 2016
Reply to Karen
by: Troy

The white skin or white spots can take up to 12 months to fully disappear. The adage that "things can sometimes get worse before they get better" is certainly true with LS, so yes, on the odd occasion there can be minor flare ups. Of course, everybody is different and it depends on what stage or how bad you have the problem as too how quickly your body heals. If you follow the recommendations listed to-the-letter, your skin should be back to normal (completely) within a year.

Hope this helps. :)

Sep 06, 2016
Coffee??
by: Debby

What is it about coffee that's bad for your gut? I drink half caff in the morning with coconut oil instead of creamer. Generally no more than two cups. Would it make a difference if it were organic? I find my coffee helps keep me regular. Also, Can I put the borax in the tea you mentioned? Thanks.

Sep 07, 2016
Reply to Debby
by: Troy

Hi Debby. Have a read of this article on the detrimental effects of coffee from our friends at Global Healing... Does Coffee Harm Your Gut? To fix your LS, you must get your digestive system in tip top condition. Unfortunately, coffee doesn't help with this.

Yes you can put the Borax in with the Matcha green tea, although I'm not sure how it would taste. Just make sure it dissolves completely in the water.

Hope this helps. :)

Sep 08, 2016
Doubts?
by: Isabel

I have had LS for 20 years, but I was diagnosed only 3 years ago. I went to several Gynecologists and none of them could tell me what I had. It wasn't until I went to a vulva appointment that I was diagnosed with LS. This doctor prescribed a steroid cream and it did get better for 3 months. But after this the symptoms returned. Finally, I discovered your information, which I appreciate so much.

I have 2 questions:

Is the ACV taken twice a day at 30 ml, for a total of 60ml, or is it 30 ml in total, so 15 ml each time?

The borax is for 2 weeks, and after this I must reduce the dosage? Should it be taken for how long?

Thank you so much.

Sep 09, 2016
Reply to Isabel
by: Troy

Hi Isabel. With the apple cider vinegar, it's a total of 60 ml per day. So take 30 ml first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, and then take another 30 ml at night, preferably just before bedtime. Make sure you mix the ACV (must be organic with the "mother" of course) in a glass of warm filtered water. You can also add a teaspoon of organic natural honey or Manuka honey for taste too if you like.

With the Borax, you mix 1/8 th of a teaspoon in a glass of warm water and drink. Do this twice daily, morning and night. After two weeks you drop down to the maintenance dose, which you continue on indefinitely (yes, for the rest of your life!) The maintenance dose, along with all the details on how to use the borax remedy is contained in this article under the "What and How Much to Use" section... The Borax Conspiracy.

Hope this helps you Isabel.

All the best!

Sep 09, 2016
Borax Question?
by: Anonymous

Can you use the 100 mile borax brand that is in the laundry section? (I might have that name wrong. lol).

Sep 12, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

I think you might mean the 20 Mule Team borax? And yes, you can most certainly use this brand. 20 Mule Team borax is comprized of 99.5% borax (the remaining 5% is trace minerals) so it's exactly what you need.

Sep 13, 2016
Re: The boron connection
by: Leslie

Wow. Great article on borax. I had no idea. Going to give it a try as I think I see a definite boron deficiency connection to a lot of my health issues and also in my family as well.

Sep 13, 2016
Castor oil and now trying Borax
by: Heather

Hello,
Thank you for this forum. I have been using a very small amount of steroid to keep my LS under control and also alternating with Crisco and/or coconut oil. Yesterday I began the castor oil/lavender/lemongrass treatment and so far so good. I plan to start the borax treatment tonight. I have eliminated all grains and dairy from my diet, along with coffee and reduced sugar greatly. I do not mind sticking to this diet if it will keep my LS under control, but I'm wondering if the borax and the castor oil will actually "cure" it or just put it in remission? Will I need to continue the AI diet I'm on? Just curious if you know. I read that a bacterial borrelia could be associated with this problem. I wonder if this is why the borax works for some?

Sep 19, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

Hi Heather. Firstly, yes, the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria has been instigated in the development of LS (this particular bacteria is what causes Lyme Disease as well). Walter Last says that Borax kills the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria and cures Lyme disease so this could certainly be another reason why it works for LS. Now, you said you are using coconut oil and Crisco oil as well? Ahhhhh! Don't use Crisco oil!! That stuff is toxic and dangerous so throw it straight in the bin. Only use raw organic virgin coconut oil. As far as sticking to the diet? This would be recommended. Healthy "clean eating" is paramount - not just for preventing and treating diseases such as LS - but for your overall health and longevity!

Hope this helps.

All the best to you.

Sep 21, 2016
Help for lichen sclerosus
by: Anonymous

The thing that works best for me for my lichens is
bathing in 1 cup of baking soda every night for 20-30 minutes and putting on Vaseline afterwards.

Sep 22, 2016
What is Good for the Tears??
by: Jill

Hi, I plan on trying the borax. Is it best to drink it and also put it in your bath water? The trouble I have is the tears. I use an estrogen cream and aquafor on the tears but as soon as one heals I get another one. What works best to heal the tears??

Sep 23, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

Yes, the Borax is best drank AND used in your bath Jill. This will accelerate the healing and help with the tears. Also, try the castor, lavender and lemon grass oil mix as well. Just be sure to test it on a small area first, to be sure. Organic virgin coconut oil and Manuka honey used externally are both excellent for healing sores, lesions and tears also.

Hope this helps.

All the best.

Sep 24, 2016
Castor oil without lemongrass oil
by: Anonymous

If I cannot get lemongrass oil (I am in Nepal) but just use castor oil and lavender oil will it still be effective for LS. I do get flare ups but am not usually in pain. I have been on a steroid cream occasionally, and Dr tells me my clitoral hood is getting covered. Sex is, of course, painful. I was surprised to read how much pain others are in and wondering why I am not in pain. Just itching. Thanks for your help.


Sep 25, 2016
Lichen sclerosus natural remedies
by: Sophie

Thank you SO much for this site and all the great recommendations, which I checked because my doctor wants me to use steroids for my LS condition. I prefer natural remedies but have two questions:

1. How much borax do I need to put in my bath?

2. Did I understand correctly that I need to use the 5 different remedies EACH DAY? Or do I try one at a time for a few days?

Thank you in advance. Sophie

Sep 26, 2016
Natural treatment for LS
by: Anonymous

I've had terrific success in treating LS symptoms using Lisepten... Lisepten - Lichen relief Salve.

I can't rave enough about it and love the fact that it's all natural.

Sep 28, 2016
5 suggested things to do?
by: Cathy

Firstly, I ordered the Borax you suggested in the link and it is not powder. It is granular. It does not dissolve in water no matter how long I mix it. So what do you suggest? Today I mixed 1/8 tsp in yogurt and ate it.
Secondly, I clicked on the amazon link on your site for apple cider vinegar capsules and the ones that came up do not have the "mother" apple. So what I ordered is not right I guess.
I haven't tried the lavender oil alone to stop the burn but I bought the castor oil, lavender oil and lemongrass oil and mixed together and only tried it once because it made the burning worse. I am on Clobetasol ointment.
My only problem is severe burning and my doctor doesn't get back to me on what I should do.
After being hopeful with your suggestions I am now at a loss. Now what?
Thank you for your response.

Sep 28, 2016
When to take vinegar and borax
by: Judy

You advise drinking both vinegar and borax. Since one is acidic and the other alkaline and you drink both twice a day when do you suggest drinking each. It seems confusing.
Thank you
Judy

Sep 29, 2016
Reply for Judy
by: Troy

You can either take both together or separate Judy. Yes one is alkaline and one is acidic (although once ACV enters the body it then produces alkalinity) but they still go together, much the same as apple cider vinegar and baking soda do. Best practice is to have one then 20 minutes later have the other one.

Hope this helps. :)

Sep 29, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

Yes you can just use castor oil and lavender oil. These two still work terrific together. Just make sure the castor oil is organic and cold pressed.

All the best.

Sep 29, 2016
Reply to Sophie
by: Troy

Hi Sophie. Firstly, you add a tablespoon of borax and a tablespoon of baking soda to your bath (you can add more if you want, there is no harm). Secondly, you combine the borax, ACV and candida diet and adopt these into your daily lifestyle and eating program. The lavender, lemongrass and castor oil are more for relief, so you only use these when required.

Hope this helps.

All the best.

Sep 30, 2016
Reply to Cathy
by: Troy

Hi Cathy. Firstly, with the borax. If you have the granules then simply mix them in warm to hot filtered water. This way, they will dissolve. Once it cools enough then drink down.
Secondly, with the ACV capsules, it's true that these do not contain the mother apple. The liquid is better, however, the capsules will still work so all is not lost. Once you finish with the capsules, switching over to the liquid ACV would be a good idea though.
Now with the lavender, lemongrass and castor oil, just make sure that the brands you purchase are all natural with no added ingredients. The lavender oil wont burn (it's regularly used as a topical treatment for skin burns) nor will the castor oil as long as it's good quality organic cold pressed castor oil. The lemongrass oil, however, has been known to sting slightly in people who are sensitive to it. You can always drop the lemongrass oil and just combine the lavender and castor oil. This will still work well. Don't forget, you can also use the ACV liquid (50/50 ratio mix with water) as well as the borax/baking soda bath for relief too.

Hope this helps. :)

Sep 30, 2016
Soap for Dry Skin?
by: Isabel

Hi Troy
I don't know what to use to wash myself because I start to use a soap and after a while my skin becomes drier and drier. I really need a moisturizing soap but I have tried so many.
Can you help?
Thank you so much.

Sep 30, 2016
ACV Tablets?
by: Anonymous

Wondering if the acv tablets are just as effective as the acv in the bottle? If so which brands?

Thanks so much for all of this info. I've had LS since I was 18 and am now 35 and the steroid creams don't seem to help. Hopefully your suggestions can help me!

Oct 03, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

The ACV liquid is definitely the better option over the capsules, and you can't go past the worlds biggest seller... Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar. It works a treat and tastes the best out of all the ACV's (not so strong in acidity). :)

Oct 03, 2016
Reply for Isabel
by: Troy

Maybe look at making your own natural body wash Isabel... Homemade Body Wash Recipe. This one looks like it would be a much better alternative to commercial moisturizing soaps. :)

Oct 05, 2016
Borax for Lichen Sclerosus
by: Louise

My second day on the borax remedy for lichen sclerosus. I also have had a rash that appears on my face - been ongoing for years, burning red skin blotches. Well second day of using the borax remedy this rash flared up and I am hoping it is part of some kind of detox my body is going through. The lichen sclerosus has been horrific and I am really hoping this will eradicate it. Thank you for your generous information.

Oct 05, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

Hi Louise. Just back off on the borax dosage by half then slowly start to build it back up over a period of several weeks to avoid any detoxing reactions. Make sure you utilize the other remedies as well (holistic approach) rather than just using the borax on it's own. This is crucial.

All the best. :)

Oct 06, 2016
Fusing
by: Samantha

Hi, if you apply the borax topically will it help to fuse the labia? Thanks

Oct 08, 2016
Grateful
by: Julie

Thank you so much for putting up this site and sharing the information. I have had LS for over 20 years and have gotten horrible treatments through Western medications. I was once told I was a walking time bomb and that they did not know what to do with me. They sent me to a cancer treatment center, which was a teaching school. There would be 8 to 10 students in there while I was being examined. So embarrassing - created very low self worth. (Tears of sorrow are flowing as I write this). The LS did go into remission for several years. I now have a horrible outbreak and I am so glad to have these treatments that I can do in a loving manner to heal myself. I started everything today except the borax, I just placed and order for it. I will keep you posted! Abundant Blessings!

Oct 09, 2016
Too Many Herbal Antibiotics?
by: RebelGirl

Hello, last summer I was diagnosed with SIBO-small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. I am treating it with herbal antibiotics. There is a pharmaceutical antibiotic for it ... Rifaximin ....but it costs $1300+ for a single 2 week course and it will take several courses to knock out the SIBO, so that is why I am taking the herbals. They are supposed to be as effective anyway. The herbals I have been taking are Allicin (garlic), neem, peppermint oil, oil of oregano, Lauricidin (from coconut oil), goldenseal and berberine. I rotate them around so I am not taking all of these at once. That's a lot of pills! I have not been diagnosed with LS, but the symptoms I have been experiencing since late last summer sure fit. I am wondering if my antibiotic usage has in any way brought this on, or was it just a coincidence that my symptoms started soon after I started these herbal antibiotics? I have read that you said you must get your digestion in order to heal the LS. Well, I have SIBO (getting better) and I have diagnosed leaky gut...not sure if that is fixed or not as I need to retake an expensive test to determine my progress there. I have tried discontinuing the herbals for a couple weeks to see if the symptoms alleviate, but not sure if that helps. As for my diet, I am already pretty much gluten free...have been for about four years now....and with the SIBO diet I am (for the most part) low-ish carb. So hard to stay on these elimination diets for a long time. A girl just has to have some chocolate :-) I also have recently started a good probiotic ..Prescript Assist...as I was told not to take them early on in my SIBO treatment because there was fear that they would just be feeding my SIBO instead. Also, fermented foods have been off the table with the SIBO diagnosis.

I have read that LS could be an autoimmune disorder, and it is my understanding that you cannot have an autoimmune disorder without having a leaky gut which I have. So, my leaky gut combined with my gut dysbiosis could be the source of my probable LS...???

Any insight or advice would be much appreciated.


Oct 10, 2016
Reply to Samantha
by: Troy (Admin)

Don't know to be honest Samantha. You can try it by making a borax paste and applying. Organic coconut oil is very good for vaginal fissures so this may also be helpful (applied externally).

Oct 10, 2016
Reply to Julie
by: Troy

Sounds like you've been through hell Julie. Hope these tips and remedies help you.

All the best.

Oct 10, 2016
Reply to Rebel Girl
by: Troy

Hello Rebel Girl. In regards to your SIBO, the very first thing you should do is have a read of this informative article by Dr Josh Axe... Do You Have SIBO Symptoms? Here is ALL You Need to Know. It covers everything you you need to know on how to fix this problem.

With the antibiotics, they can actually make this condition worse long term so be careful. And in regards to the probiotics and fermented foods, you actually need MORE of these not less to successfully treat this disorder and the accompanying symptoms. Once again, Dr Axe covers both of these topics in full in his article above.

Hope this helps.

Good luck and all the best to you.

Oct 11, 2016
Life Long Battle with Lichen Sclerosus IV
by: EME

An update on my progress.... after the massive hives breakout I have struggled to get it under control. It seems like it was a reaction to the Borax and not the ACV. After two months of stopping the protocol and substituting the ACV with oregano oil, I decided to introduce the Borax again (the LS has gone mad and my Arthritis is back). I started with 1/16th of a teaspoon in a glass of water, within 24 hours I had a massive headache and my nose was pouring. I took a second dose the next day and the hives flared up again. The question of course is am I taking too strong a dose? Was thinking that I need to perhaps start with diluting 1/8th of a teaspoon into 1 lt of water and start with taking 2 tablespoons of the dilute into a glass of water?

Oct 12, 2016
Reply to EME
by: Troy

Yes, you are better off reducing your borax dosage even more. Diluting 1/8th of a teaspoon in a liter of water and having two tablespoons of this daily should be fine. You can then slowly build it up again over several months or more. There's no rush. Just remember to have your borax after a main meal and combine it with some magnesium citrate. In addition, if the ACV was in fact okay for you, you may want to consider slowly reintroducing this again too?

Oct 13, 2016
Need Help
by: Anonymous

I started this protocol and I feel terrible! My stomach aches, I'm having hot flashes and a headache for a week. I have celiac and hashimotos along with lichens. I eat clean and very limiting. What is happening?

Oct 13, 2016
Biopsy for LS
by: Charlene

I have had the symptoms of LS for a while. The Dr wants to confirm this with a biopsy. I started with the baths and oil paste for about a week now and this has worked wonderfully! I have to stop for a week with the baths because I have stitches. I'm still drinking the mothers apple cider vinegar and the Borax. My results come back Friday the 21st and I am scared but also hopeful. So thankful this site is helping people!

Oct 14, 2016
Green tea
by: Isabel

Hi Troy.
I want to drink the green tea you recommend for the skin. I just found it in powder form. Can I use this?
Thank you


Oct 14, 2016
Relief and possible cure of Lichen Planus
by: Janie Martin

I have lichen Planus. I found the most relief from a salt water spray twice a day followed by Purple (brand name) Emu oil. Also Olive leaf oil extract is a powerful fungicide. I am a hypnotist who knows the power of the mind so try hypnosis as well. And do not buy anything that contains citric acid. They put it in almost everything! (Nobody is sitting around squeezing lemon juice in products). This stuff is phoney and made in a lab from the mold of rotting onions, etc. I found it even in one of my herbal teas! They use it as a preservative. Keep the acid level down in the body. Edgar Cayce recommended Atomide in pure water as a douche followed by a douche of Glyco-Thymoline. The first douche is acidic in nature and the second one is alkaline. But yes, a change in diet to plain pure food and no soda pop!!
Janie Martin

Oct 17, 2016
Reply for "Need Help"
by: Troy

You are suffering from Herxheimer's reaction (die-off effect). This phenomenon is not uncommon... About Herxheimer's Reaction and the Die-Off Effect. Drop all of your dosages by half. If this doesn't help then drop them by half again. Once you get past this die-off effect (yes you do eventually get past it) then slowly start to increase the amounts again. In addition, have a read of this informative article on Hashimoto's remedies... Natural Remedies for Hashimoto’s Disease - Dr Axe.

Hope this helps. :)

Oct 17, 2016
Reply to Isabel
by: Troy

Powdered green tea is perfectly fine to have Isabel. Try and go with Matcha green tea if you can. This is even more potent than normal regular green tea. :)

Oct 17, 2016
LS and Interstitial Cystitis
by: Anonymous

I was diagnosed with LS last year but I also have IC (Interstitial Cystitis). I'm not sure if any of your recommended treatments will cause an IC flare-up - which is so very painful. Can you please give any advice as to what is suitable to use and what is not?

Oct 17, 2016
Magnesium?
by: Jackie

Hi, thank you for this site!
I would like to know how much magnesium citrate to take.

Oct 19, 2016
More Confused?
by: Janie Martin

Ok, so I read the Borax Conspiracy but got confused by the time I got to the end as to whether to take it or not. Even before I heard about all this and not really knowing anything about boron, my guides were telling me I needed boron. So now I take it at 3 mg's per day from Calcium Borogluconate. I had already been taking magnesium and I never take Calcium pills. Instead I did start taking really pure Gelatin powder and starting drinking some bone broth and a paste called Calicos recommended by the Edgar Cayce readings. This is considered a better source of calcium rather than tablets. And his readings were from the 1930's and 40's.

Am I alright by just taking the Boron capsules instead of the Borax? I was taking one a day, but from time to time I take one in the morning and one at night.
Thank you,
Janie

Oct 19, 2016
Reply to Jackie
by: Troy

Hi Jackie. It depends on how many milligrams is in each capsule/dosage. Somewhere between 300 and 400 mg's a day is the usual recommended amount. If you follow the recommendations listed on the bottle you can't go wrong.

All the best. :)

Oct 19, 2016
Reply About Interstitial Cystitis
by: Troy

These remedies actually help with interstitial cystitis. You should start off slowly and with low dosages to be sure, but what you'll find is a gradual improvement in your IC symptoms as well as your LS symptoms. You might like to have a read of this informative post on IC remedies as well.. Interstitial Cystitis Remedies.

All the best.

Oct 21, 2016
Reply to Janie
by: Troy

Boron tablets are not as effective as the borax because apart from containing boron, borax is also a powerful fungicide and pathogen killer. Boron on its own is not. As long as the recommendations for consuming borax are followed correctly, there is no harm. At the end of the day though, the final choice is always yours Janie.

All the best. :)

P.S. The gelatin and bone broth are both excellent choices too by the way!


Oct 21, 2016
Got the Borax
by: Janie

Thanks Troy.
I got the sack of Borax that was recommended on this site today. And thanks for the comment on Bone Broth and Gelatin.
Janie

Oct 21, 2016
Finding castor oil?
by: Tasha

Do you recommend this brand? It's the only one I can find in the store. I want to try this today. It is cold pressed but not organic. Will it work the same?.. Home Health Castor Oil, Cold Pressed and Cold Processed, 32-Ounce.

Oct 21, 2016
Test results
by: Charlene

I got my results from my Dr and yes it is Lichen Sclerosus. I'm on the steroid cream for two weeks!
I started back up on my vinegar and borax sit baths. How long do I continue sit baths?
Is it ok to still drink the 2 tbsp vinegar and 1/8 teaspoon borax twice a day in two separate glasses 20 min apart ? Do I do this for rest of my life?
Troy, thank you for helping all of us and answering all our questions! Trying to do the candida diet!

Thank you so much!

Oct 22, 2016
Cancer Urgent
by: Isabel

I want to help a person that has cancer. He is dying. How can he drink the protocol mix? I hope that it's not too late. Many thanks for your teachings.

Oct 23, 2016
A bit confused?
by: Clover

I am still a bit confused as to the exact procedure for the borax. I have taken one eighth teaspoon in a glass of water twice a day. I have been having what seem to be like insect bites on my body. They are very itchy and have appeared at the same time I have used the borax. Should I be using the borax in litre of water and be taking teaspoons or tablespoons? Should I drink the whole bottle per day? Thank you.

Oct 23, 2016
Confused on dosages of vinegar and borax
by: Charlene

I really need some help understanding the two drinks! For two weeks I drank the vinegar and I'm still drinking two tbsp of the mother vinegar in 1 cup of warm water. As far as the borax goes I over looked the pink rock salt. So I was just taking 1/8th teaspoon of borax in a glass of warm water 20 min after my vinegar. Do I need to start over with the borax and pink rock salt? Or do I now start the maintenance dose with a liter bottle of water! I don't quite understand.
There is so much on the internet about LS and your site is the only one that makes sense. I just want to get better.

Thank you Troy!

Oct 24, 2016
Reply for Tasha
by: Troy

Yes, this brand of castor oil can be used. As always, be sure to test the castor oil, lavender and lemongrass oil mix first on a small area, just to be sure you don't suffer any unwanted reactions.

All the best. :)

Oct 24, 2016
Reply to Clover
by: Troy

Taking 1/8th of a teaspoon of borax twice daily is too much. This is the reason you are breaking out with what sounds like hives. What you need to do is mix 1/8th of a teaspoon of borax and 1/8th of a teaspoon of Himalayan pink rock salt (Chrystal salt) in one liter of filtered water. You then drink this liter over the course of the day. Do this for two weeks only before dropping down the the maintenance dose. For the maintenance dose, you mix up 5-6 grams of borax and 5 grams of Himalayan pink rock salt in one liter of filtered water. The difference however is this now becomes your concentrated solution. You do not drink this liter in one go (all in one day), what you do is ONLY take 5-10 ml's of this concentrated solution (mixed in a glass of filtered water for absorbability) once to twice daily. You continue to do this permanently. So for example, if you take 20 ml's of this one liter concentrated solution each day, it should last you for a total of 50 days before you need to make up another batch.

Hope this helps to clarify.

All the best to you. :)

Oct 24, 2016
Thank God for the last post!
by: Janie

I am so glad to read the answer to Clover about the borax dosage. I knew it was to be 1/8th teaspoon of Borax to 1 Liter (4-8 oz. glasses). But I did not know it was supposed to have the Himmalayan salt in it and drank over the course of the day! I didn't understand the maintenance dose measure descriptions or measure terms either.

This is why I wrote I was confused at the end of the article about the Borax Conspiracy. I went back and read about the 1/8th in a liter of water and that was what I was going to do, but I was going to down a couple of glasses in the morning and a couple of glasses later in the day. I have to take so many other glasses of water for the Gelatin I am drinking. I am overwhelmed with all the water I have to remember to take!
Janie


Oct 24, 2016
Reply to Isabel
by: Troy

Hi Isabel. Everything is outlined in the article here... Stunning Natural Cancer Cure. If he struggles to have the herbs and supplements then mixing them in a smoothie (using a Nutribullet or blender) is an option... 20 Super-Healthy Smoothie Recipes.

Good luck and all the best to you and your friend. :)

Oct 24, 2016
Reply to Charlene
by: Troy

Hi Charlene. No you don't need to start again with the borax. Simply make up your concentrated solution with the borax and Chrystal salt and take 5-10 ml's of this concentrated solution every day for maintenance. Have a read of my reply to Clover for clarification on the maintenance dose, how to make it, and how to take it. This does seem to be creating a lot of confusion. Hopefully, this will help to clarify.

Yes, definitely continue to take the ACV, along with following the candida diet. 20 minutes apart with the ACV and borax is perfect. In regards to the sit baths. Use them for as long as you feel you need to. There is no set time frame.

Hope this helps you Charlene.

All the best!

Oct 29, 2016
My Own Cure That Works!
by: Anonymous

I am a long time LS sufferer. The steroid creams have done nothing for me. I also developed jock itch from Bootcamp classes due to sweat. I was researching natural cures and came across a recommendation for a tea tree oil soap. It's called Nubian Heritage Tea Tree Lemongrass Soap With Orange Peel. I tried it and not only did it cure the jock itch, but I have also been symptom free of LS for 7 months!! I used 2 bars and then stopped. Not a single itch since. I buy mine at a local health food store, but you can also purchase it online from Amazon.

Oct 30, 2016
About the Derman anti-fungal cream?
by: Janie

Anonymous in July said she used Derman anti fungal cream. Is this safe to use on the vulva area? It is for athletes foot.
Janie

Nov 01, 2016
Reply to Janie
by: Troy

Not sure Janie. If you try it, be sure to use with caution and test it first on a small area to make sure it doesn't burn.

Nov 02, 2016
Maybe not?
by: Janie

I think I am reluctant to use the anti-fungal cream meant for feet. If something is safe enough for the mouth it would be safe enough for the vaginal area, but I don't think I will risk it.

I seem to be making progress since I started using self suggestion.
Janie

Nov 02, 2016
Help!
by: GMLC

I have been diagnosed with LS for 9 years, but had it for many more before that. I tried the internal borax and it helped the first few days then the LS itch got worse. Now I am trying the castor oil/essential oil salve. It helped right away and for the first time in 10 years I slept through the night without scratching to the point of bleeding. Now, 4 days into it I have the worst skin condition I have ever had. Is this a normal reaction? Since it did not happen immediately I do not think it is an allergic reaction. Do I stop, continue, try something else? Help!

Nov 04, 2016
Reply to GMLC
by: Troy

Hi GMLC. Firstly, are you using the borax and pink rock salt EXACTLY as per the recommendation listed? Is the borax you're using pure with no additives? If so, back off the dosage by half and even more if need be then slowly build it back up over a period of weeks. Also make sure you're taking the borax with magnesium citrate. With the salve, once again make sure the products you have are good quality. Some people can have a reaction to the lemongrass oil so drop this from the mixture if need be, or try this relieving soap instead, which is safe and doesn't cause a reaction... Nubian Heritage Soap.

Also remember that these are only two of the recommendations. The ACV, probiotics and candida diet are just as important.

Hope this helps.

Best regards.

Nov 04, 2016
ACV
by: Janie

If I had of taken the apple cider vinegar I would be in big trouble. Any soda pop, citrus of any kind and tomato or sauce brings on the worst reaction to my bladder and my genitals. Not everyone has this problem, but something to look at. These things cause little crystal like deposits that line my bladder.

As I mentioned before, people need to watch out for that phoney citric acid that they put in 90% of all products. This is made in a lab from the mold of rotting onions! If it contains real lemon juice it will say so on the label, but if it just says citric acid then it's made in a lab. Citric acid is a preservative that is cheaper for companies to use.
Janie

Nov 04, 2016
I'm going to start this today!
by: Cindy

I have had LS for at least 2 years and it has been very bad. I'm itchy and raw internally. I believe I probably have candida as well as LS... guessing from the comments that LS is only on the external skin. I was just Googling whether to try Epsom salt baths and found you. I'm heading to town now to buy all these things to start today. I feel like a burden is being lifted off my shoulders. I will let everyone know how it goes! Thank you so much.

Nov 05, 2016
Help
by: ADC

Firstly, thank you for the wonderful information you have provided and keeping up with this site to combat LS. I have just started working on the five suggestions you recommend but think I might be doing it all wrong. I take my magnesium citrate first thing in the morning when I take medication for another issue. I then make up my borax/salt solution to take internally, and take this throughout the day by mixing my solution into different glasses of water. Is this ok or do I need to keep it in the original litre of water and take it like that? I have problems taking the ACV liquid with the mother. There is no way I can swallow it. In previous replies you state that only the liquid with mother should be taken as anything else is a waste of time, but then on another reply you say the tablets with mother would be ok but slower to work. I would appreciate some help here. I'm so glad to have found this site. Many thanks and good luck to everyone using these suggestions.
ADC xxx

Nov 07, 2016
How I cured myself
by: Jill

It amazes me what we will do to "cure" this terrible disorder. I have had VLS for about 5 years now. Steroid pain meds and creams were all prescribed and the last cream was $300 - and it didn't even cure me, but it did take the edge of the itch. Then my insurance company decide not to pay for it so I couldn't afford it anymore. Like everyone, I researched and researched to try and find help. So this might sound strange but I found that the essential oil of oregano mixed with coconut oil (into a salve) immediately helped the itching and helped the pain as well. I started out with 5 drops of oregano oil to 2 tsp's of coconut oil. Oregano oil is a hot oil and MUST be mixed with a carrier oil like coconut oil. I eventually upped the mixture to 25 drops of oregano oil to 2 tsp's of coconut oil and applied everyday for 3 months. I no longer have any symptoms at all! This also helped with vaginal dryness and the vagina went back to looking normal! I now just apply the salve when I feel I might be getting a flare up. Also, if your salve is too runny, put it in the fridge for an hour and it will harden up. Hope this helps along with the other things suggested here. LS is horrible and it can be very hard to handle the pain - and the itching can literally make you go insane!

Nov 08, 2016
LS
by: Angel

My 10yr old daughter has also been dealing with LS. With your recommendations to cure LS, would I need to change any of the quantities of the dosages because of her age? Thank you

Nov 10, 2016
Reply to Angel
by: Troy

Hi Angel. Yes, you definitely need to adjust the dosages because of your daughters age. With the borax and pink rock salt, start her straight off on the "maintenance dose" and mixture (using the pre-made concentrated solution). So she would take 5-10 ml's of this solution every day indefinitely. With the magnesium, you halve the adult dosage and with the ACV, around 15 ml's per day would be sufficient. The probiotics don't matter because we can never have too many of these so give her lots! The candida diet would be followed exactly the same also.

Hope this helps Angel.

All the best!

Nov 11, 2016
Reply to Jill
by: Troy

Thanks for taking the time to share your remedy with us Jill. It makes sense that oregano oil and coconut oil would help with lichen sclerosis as these both contain some powerful anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.

So be sure to give this one a go ladies!

Nov 11, 2016
Reply to Cindy
by: Troy

You're welcome Cindy. Just remember to follow all of the recommendations to the letter so you get the most out of them and read all of the comments for extra tips.

All the best!

Nov 11, 2016
Reply to ADC
by: Troy

Firstly, you're most welcome ADC. Now, with the borax/pink salt and magnesium, what you're doing is perfectly fine so don't stress. With the ACV, it can definitely be a bit of an acquired taste. The ACV capsules don't actually contain the "mother", however, they are still effective - so if you can't handle the liquid, go with these. The capsules are certainly better than no ACV!

Hope this helps.

All the best to you. :)

Nov 12, 2016
Happy to have found this blog
by: Brigitte

Good afternoon, I was diagnosed one year ago with LS. At first, I didn't know what to do or took it seriously. I had no clue it was going to stick with me forever. When I saw it was progressing I questioned my doctor and never knew something like this even existed. Although I have no pain and almost no itching... it's more the physical appearance that I see that's changing slowly. I just went out and bought all the products that you cited and will do the work religiously. I'm from Québec Canada and have felt quite alone with my condition. Thanks for all the sharing you do... mentally it's helping a lot to see I'm not alone with this disease. Thankyou. Brigitte

Nov 12, 2016
Diet
by: Anonymous

I have had LS for many years and have been using a cortisone cream when I need it. Four years ago I was travelling in Cuba and living with local people. I did notice that the symptoms of LS were gone, so I thought about what was different in my diet. I realised that when I was consuming yogurts and creamy cheeses, I did not have the inconvenience of LS. If I indulge in unhealthy foods the problem is back the very next day. Am I the only one with this solution?

Nov 13, 2016
Borax?
by: Cindy

Are there any alternatives to Borax? This EWG article concerns me. http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2011/02/borax-not-green-alternative-its-cracked-be

Nov 13, 2016
PRP therapy for LS
by: Beverly

I am 65 years old and have had LS for over 20 years. It was treated as a yeast infection until I was finally referred to an OBGYN about 5 years ago. She did a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis of LS. My LS was so advanced that my clitoris was fused over and my urethra was almost fused over to the point that my urine was voided into my vagina. I absolutely dreaded going to the bathroom as the urine would spray and flow onto all of my open sores. Disgusted with this as well as my chronic open sores and constant itch, bleeding and pain, I went online and found that there was a very small study that had been done using PRP to treat LS. I contacted Dr Runnels office and was referred to Dr Posey in Mandeville Louisiana. That was late August this year and I am so glad I took that step. Pain reduction is 90%, urinating normally, and I have not bled since. The cost is around $1700 but there may be a trial available for free if you qualify. Best to contact her and ask about that. I know I will require more treatments but the relief is worth it to me. I will also now start to incorporate the protocol that I just learned about on this forum.
Thanks.

Nov 15, 2016
Question for Jill
by: Anonymous

Jill please share what strength oregano oil you used.

Nov 18, 2016
Lavender burns
by: JJM

I applied the lavender to the area for the first time with a cotton swab and it burned and made me more itchy. Was I suppose to dilute the oil with water? I don't have the castor oil yet but was wondering if the lavender doesn't work for me, could I try applying just the castor oil?

Thank you!

Nov 19, 2016
Reply to Cindy
by: Troy

No there are no alternatives to borax Cindy. That article is a complete load of rubbish though! Whoever wrote it has absolutely no understanding about borax. They actually label borax a "pesticide", which is laughable. Borax (sodium borate) is actually a naturally occurring mineral that's mined from the ground and is made up of sodium and boron - both of which are essential minerals too by the way. Round up is a pesticide (made by corrupt Monsanto), not borax! My wife and I have been taking borax for nearly 8 years now and feel amazing for it. If it really was a poison, we would both be dead by now. At the end of the day though you have to make your own choice. But don't fall prey to the lies and misinformation about borax. At least read the real truth on the benefits of borax therapy... The Borax Conspiracy.

Of course, you need to make sure the borax you buy contains no added fragrances or softeners. That's why we recommend this brand, which is 100% trustworthy... All Natural Sodium Borate.

Hope this helps you Cindy.

All the best! :)

Nov 19, 2016
Reply to Brigitte
by: Troy

I think most sufferers of LS are quite shocked and surprized at just how many other people out there are suffering from this problem Brigitte, so you're not alone. Glad you found us.

Good luck and all the best to you!

Nov 19, 2016
Reply for JJM
by: Troy

Lavender oil doesn't normally burn, however, if you apply it directly without diluting it, it can. That's why you combine it with one tablespoon of castor oil and only 2-3 drops of lavender oil. You could also try Jill's remedy (listed in the comments below) if don't find relief from this particular remedy. Here's a snippet...

So this might sound strange but I found that the essential oil of oregano mixed with coconut oil (into a salve) immediately helped the itching and helped the pain as well. I started out with 5 drops of oregano oil to 2 tsp's of coconut oil. Oregano oil is a hot oil and MUST be mixed with a carrier oil like coconut oil. I eventually upped the mixture to 25 drops of oregano oil to 2 tsp's of coconut oil and applied everyday for 3 months. I no longer have any symptoms at all!

Hope it helps!

Nov 21, 2016
Interactions?
by: Patty H.

This info has been so helpful. Thanks. My question is I've had Rheumatoid arthritis since I was 4yrs old. I've now been on Enbrel for 11 years. Got LS after my third son and it's got worse since menopause in the last 6 months. I'm doing the suggestions and starting on the maintenance dose for the borax. Do you have any knowledge if I should continue to take Enbrel and if there would be any issues or difficulties in healing my LS. I would like to stop Enbrel if possible. I am taking 50mg injection 2xmonthly (not the weekly recommendation ). I use Homeopathics also. Thank you for your time. Peace.

Nov 21, 2016
14 weeks pregnant
by: Traci

Hi. I have been dealing with what I thought was a yeast infection for close to 5 months now, trying various home remedies, over the counters, but nothing helping with the constant itching. I'm finally thinking maybe it's not a yeast infection and might LS instead. I have dark flaky spots on my chest as well as itchiness on my bottom and thinking these are related in some fungus way. I'm wondering if all of these remedies are safe to do when I am in my 2nd trimester?

Nov 22, 2016
Reply to Traci
by: Troy (Admin)

Hi Traci. All of the recommendations listed are safe to take when pregnant, however, the one you need to be careful with is the borax. While borax is safe for pregnant women in low dosages, with higher amounts it could potentially cause problems. If you were to take the borax, start straight on the maintenance dose, not the two week dose. So you mix 5-6 grams of borax and 5 grams of Himalayan pink rock salt in one liter of filtered water for your concentrated solution. Take 5-10 ml's of this concentrated solution in a glass of filtered water once daily. Make sure you take magnesium citrate with the borax as well.

Like I said, all of the other recommendations are perfectly safe for pregnant women.

Hope this helps.

All the best. :)

Nov 22, 2016
Reply to Patty
by: Troy

Everyday Health says this about Enbrel... Enbrel can affect the way your body's immune system fights infections. People who take Enbrel are at an increased risk of developing serious infections including viral, bacterial, or fungal infections.

Unfortunately, it's not a nice drug, however, it's interactions and side effects list suggests that it wouldn't interact or pose any harm when combined with any of the recommendations listed for LS. Of course, check with your doctor first to be sure. As far as quitting the drug? You would need to make that decision in conjunction with a health care professional.

Keep in mind also that because Enbrel causes bacterial, viral and fungal infections, it may be possible that you have a combination of yeast infections AND LS.

Hope this helps you Patty.

All the best.

Nov 22, 2016
Reply to Beverly
by: Troy

Thanks for sharing your story Beverly. Anyone interested in PRP therapy can read more about it here... Cell Therapy and PRP.

Nov 22, 2016
Borax, is it safe?
by: Anonymous

I am suffering from LS. Bad thing. I'm interested in trying a new way to get better or even cured. I was a bit confused when I read that borax can be used orally? Is it really safe??

Nov 22, 2016
Reply to anonymous
by: Jill

Hello, there is no strength listed on the bottle. I brought my oil of oregano from Whole Foods in there essential oils section. I now use 30 drops to 2tsp of coconut oil. Remember, oil of oregano should never be put directly on the skin. Hope this helps.

Nov 23, 2016
Reply to Anonymous
by: Troy

You can read more about borax and how safe it is, along with plenty of testimonials from people just like you who have used (and are still using) borax for their health problems, from our friends at Earth Clinic. Here's the links...

Borax Cures and Health Benefits.

Is Borax Dangerous?

Nov 23, 2016
Borax
by: Janie

I found homeopathic pellets of Borax. Should I include these too?
Janie

Nov 23, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

Homeopathic Borax pellets work out to be expensive and many are laced with hidden sugars. Do not bother with them Janie. Use the sodium borate powder instead.

Nov 23, 2016
Borax
by: Janie

Ok but sometimes my liter water with the 1/8 teaspoon of Borax and H. salt tastes like dead fish water. I am using clean water and it does not always taste like that but when it does it leaves an awful after taste and makes me feel sick. I am using the Borax recommended on your site and sure I got the right stuff.
Janie

Nov 23, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

If that's the case then just add more water, either to the one liter you make up or to each dose that you take (eg, 100 ml's added to a glass of water 10 times throughout the day). In fact, drink as much water as you can - it detoxes and flushes out all the nasties.

Dead fish water? Nice description! lol.

All the best to you Janie!

Nov 23, 2016
Help on dosage please
by: Ann Frisque

Hi people, so I did the two weeks with the 1 liter bottle using 1/8 tsp of borax and Himalayan pink salt, then switched to the maintenance dose and my blood sugars have rocketed. Am I still detoxing and this is one of the effects or is there an issue with my dose. I am taking 2 tsp in 8oz water twice a day. I am 300lbs with lots of health issues. On the 1 liter dose my blood sugars were averaging 114 for the 7 days, the highest test was 138. The past week on the maintenance dose they have consistently been around 170. Any advice would be appreciated.

Nov 24, 2016
Reply to Ann
by: Troy

Hi Ann. The maintenance dose recommendation reads... "For your maintenance dose, mix up 5-6 grams of borax and 5 grams of Himalayan pink rock salt in one liter of filtered water. THIS NOW BECOMES YOUR CONCENTRATED SOLUTION. Store in your pantry for safe keeping. Take 5-10 ml's of this concentrated solution in a glass of filtered water once to twice daily."

5-10 ml's of this concentrated solution is only a small amount. Make sure you have the maintenance dose correct. It sounds like you are taking too much. You can read more about borax here... Borax Cures and Health Benefits.

In addition, magnesium citrate must be taken with boron (borax) as they balance each other out. This is crucial. Ceylon cinnamon is also highly effective for reducing blood sugar levels and keeping them at normal levels... Natural Diabetes Treatment.

Hope this helps.

All the best. :)

Nov 27, 2016
Can you clarify please?
by: Anonymous

Thank you for your suggestions. I just wanted to clarify if you are suppose to pick one of these 5 methods like the apple cider or use all 5 at once. Can you use the apple cider vinegar and the borax at the same time? Thanks

Nov 29, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

You should definitely use all 5 remedies together for best results (holistic approach). Using only one or two wont be anywhere near as effective.

All the best!

Nov 29, 2016
Maintenance dose
by: Ann Frisque

I believe you said the maintenance dose is 5-10mls twice a day of the concentrate, is that not the 2 teaspoons (10mls) twice a day that I mentioned or are my baking skills shot? Do you think this is too much? Do you think this is the reason for my blood sugars being so high. Like I said I am 300lbs and have multiple health issues - hypothyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, high blood calcium, severely low vit D, menopausal, non alcoholic liver disease, high cholesterol, LS, keratoconus and the list goes on. I use steroid drops for my eyes from the 4 corneal transplants I have had, and take a multivitamin and of course vit D supplements. Would appreciate any help, would I be better doing the 1 lt bottle instead of the twice daily or would that be too much, like I said I am only having blood sugar issues, my LS appears to be better and the lavender/lemongrass/castor oil mix is terrific!

Nov 29, 2016
Maintenance dose
by: Ann Frisque

Oh and just to clarify Troy, I have been doing all 5 steps, just so there is no confusion. I actually take magnesium citrate three times a day, also cayenne, cinnamon, garlic, potassium, vit D, B12 and turmeric. ACV twice a day 2 tablespoons each in 8oz water and 2 tsp of borax concentrate mix twice a day in 8oz water.

Nov 29, 2016
Reply to Ann
by: Troy

With the borax, the dosage you're taking is fine so stick with this. It may take longer to take effect but this is safer (less side effects) for someone with multiple health problems than if you were to go with the initial 2 week concentrated dose. By the way, I'm the one who got confused. 5-10 ml's of the concentrated dose each day is correct. Everything else you are doing is excellent. You could also take Lugol's liquid iodine as well, which helps a lot with hypothyroidism - in fact with all of the health problems you have. If you go with the 7% solution, it's two vertical drops in a glass of filtered water once daily. With the 5% solution it's 3 drops per day. Don't forget about organic coconut oil as well. This is a powerful diabetes treatment. 3 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil per day is the minimum requirement. The cinnamon powder is 3-4 teaspoons each day to normalize blood sugar levels. You can have a read of our Natural Diabetes Treatment article for more information on these. And of course, lots of vitamin D to get those levels back up!

But you're on the right track Ann, so keep it up.

All the best to you!

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