How Do You Cure Lichen Sclerosus Naturally? Here's How...
(Winnetka, CA, USA)
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.
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 6 days a week for a two week period 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 or worsening of symptoms 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. If you have any doubts or concerns, consult with your health care professional first.
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 zinc and magnesium so you MUST keep your zinc and magnesium levels up whilst taking borax/boron. This is extremely important. Magnesium citrate
is the highest absorbing form of magnesium available so be sure to take this (400-1000 mg's per day) in combination with your borax, along with a chelated zinc supplement (50 mg's a day). According to world 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 definitely 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 and vagina, 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!
And finally, according to ancient Chinese medicine, a poor functioning liver is a major cause of lichen sclerosus, so taking a good quality herbal liver cleanser
, along with lots of turmeric, black pepper and coconut oil to cleanse and detoxify your liver is also a good idea and will make a world of difference.
So hopefully these tips help you out Patricia.
Good luck to you and all the best!