Lichen Sclerosis

The following information is based on psychic observation backed by scientific verification.  Please understand that it is not to be used as either a diagnosis or a prescription for this medical condition.   Su Walker's recommendation, as always, is for clients to continue to seek and follow the advice of their own choice of health care practitioner for patients who have been exposed to household mold and suffer from the embarrassing signs of Lichen Sclerosis as a result. There are thousands of documented cases from residual symptoms as a result of indoor molds, yet due to outdated physician literature, many uneducated physicians are not warning or treating their patients accordingly.  This is becoming a nationwide embarrassment.

The following reading was sent from a 20+ year old patient, "Elissa" suffering from Lichen Sclerosis for approximately 6 months.  Now lichen sclerosis is a change in skin condition, commonly found between the vaginal and anal openings.  This patient was told by her physician that it's cause was unknown and she was provided with some prescription steroid cream to rub onto the area. She was exposed to aspergillus, fusarium, and chaetomium for two years that she knew of.

"Elissa" spoke with me a few days later and I provided her with the following reading.  After utilizing the medical intuitive suggestions for just 3 weeks, I received a card from her that her condition was much, much better and that her skin had never been healthier (as a bonus side effect, her acne also cleared, which is also a known sign of fungal exposure, among other environmental invaders.)

Here is my reading to her.  Perhaps publishing this may assist others as well:

Dear Elissa-

I may have found your lichen sclerosis origin.

A disease called bacterial vaginosis is, according to recent research, one of the most commonly encountered vaginal infections. It's a prevalent syndrome that has several things in common that you described to me.

First, the protective lactobacilli in your reproductive area that keep yeast infections in check are really reduced.

Second, you become susceptible to PID (pelvic inflammatory disease). 50% of the gals who get bacterial vaginosis have no symptoms, but here's the catch.  Whatever is causing this vaginosis (the article that I copied below called them bacteroids and prevotella species) has a side effect. It breaks down the collagen and the elastin in the skin and replaced it with some granulofilmentous stuff, but no elastin. The lichen sclerosis that you have between your vaginal and anal openings is tissue that has just that same problem, broken down collagen and no elastin, but overall due to the environmental report (attached).

What I suspect is this. Your natural tendencies to scrub clean left you a bit raw or red in that least the surface skin cells were broken down a bit. You already had the bacterial vaginosis but didn't know it because most gals don't have symptoms. The bacteria and prevotella got into the tissue on the outside, coming from the vagina and was spread to the area you now have the lichen in. Over time, this breakdown of elastin and collagen caused the "shelf" or changed skin cells you have now. This also was a big clue in your house report.

OK, now what do you do?

First, please don't ignore the bacterial vaginosis, but the Candida, which can be dimorphic, and mold are your major contributors. As you can see, it can cause serious problems. Second, you will need consider changing your diet to rebuild up several things. Please don't take this as prescription...remember I'm just a humble clairvoyant.  Do your own research.  An excellent resource to double check the information below is Balch and Balch's Prescription for Nutritional Healing.

1) Add acidophilus in a capsule form every day to your daily vitamins. You need the lactobacillus (good bacteria) to keep these other (bad) bacteria and yeast in check and to bring up your good bacteria population so you aren't so prone to yeast infections.

2) Take chromium picolinate daily as directed on the label. This aids in reducing infections in the skin.

3) Take evening primrose or flaxseed oil as directed on the label. This supplies GLA which is needed to keep the skin smooth, soft, and repair damaged skin cells.  I favor the evening primrose oil personally. 

4) Add a Vitamin B complex daily (100 mg 3 times a day) to improve your skin tone and get oxygen up the to surface more.

5) Add Vitamin A 5000 IU daily and Vitamin E (400 IU daily) to strengthen the skin's epithelial tissue and add an antioxidant that enhances healing.

The doctor prescribed the steroid cream, probably because some of the research shows that some patients with lichen sclerosis have lower levels of male hormone in their bodies. Don't freak, we all have some testosterone, more in proportion as we age. This is part of the reason that older gals get whiskers on their chin. In studies over the past ten years, what they've found is that creams with some testosterone in it has helped some LS sufferers. Other studies showed that creams with Vitamin A in them helped 8 people out of 15.

If I were you, since you are in the skin care business, I would look over your skin care books and find products that help put collagen and elastin back into the skin and use them. You can choose for yourself whether or not you feed the cortisone cream needs to be tried or not. Be sure to talk to your doctor about all these things.

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