Harvard Women's Health Watch

Ask the doctor: What is causing my vaginal itching?

Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a skin condition that can affect the skin around the vulva and anus, causing it to become thin, whitened, and sometimes wrinkled. Untreated, LS may lead to scarring, cracking, and fissures in the tissue. Although there is no cure for LS, it can be controlled with medication.
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