A New Medication to Help a Painful Menopausal Symptom

…..In February 2013, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) of the US approved a new drug for the treatment of dyspareunia (painful sexual relations), caused by the thinning of the vulva and vaginal tissues in the menopausal time of life.  The drug is called Osphena (ospemifene), and it acts as a tissue selective estrogen protagonist…

Treatment for Lichen Sclerosus

…..To finish up our review of lichen sclerosus, I want to leave you with some important points: Pruritus is the most common symptom, occurring in 99% of women, vulvar irritation occurs in 60%, and vulvar burning and painful sex in 30% High potency corticosteroids are the treatment of choice with 80% experiencing complete remission Clobetasol…