Lichen Sclerosus Cures: At Home Treatments and Remedies for Lichen Sclerosus in Both Men and Women
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According to the Mayo Clinic, lichen sclerosus is a skin condition that often occurs in the anal region or on the genitals, but it can also occur on the upper body, the breasts, and the upper arms. According to American sources, the disease is “rare”, but sources in other English-speaking countries and anecdotal reports have noted that reproductive specialists like gynecologists and obstetricians do not recognize lichen sclerosus, thus it is under-diagnosed and under-reported. While dermatologists can usually recognize and diagnose the disease, many patients are never referred to a dermatologist, so experts assume that lichen sclerosus is much more common than what some sources say.
In women, the condition may be referred to as “Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus”. In men, the disease may be called “Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans” rather than Lichen Sclerosus. Cures for this disease are not available through conventional medicine doctors who work strictly with pharmaceuticals. Rather, most conventional medicine doctors will prescribe creams or ointments that cause the skin to look more normal in the affected areas, but they are not intended to cure lichen sclerosus and in fact some of the most popularly prescribed treatments cause genetic mutations in human cells leading to skin cancer and other types of cancer if patients use them long term.
Lichen Sclerosus Treatments in Conventional Medicine
Protopic / Tacrolimus and Eidel / Pimecrolimus : What You Need to Know about This Medicine
Doctors may prescribe Protopic (Tacrolimus) Ointment or Eidel (Pimecrolimus) Ointment to treat lichen sclerosus. Unfortunately, this medicine suppresses the immune system so patients may experience a number of seriously undesirable health issues that take shape after they begin using this medicine (see below for info about Protropic side effects). Some patients report good results from the use of Protopic / Tacrolimus for lichen sclerosus, but this treatment shouldn’t be used long-term, even according to the package insert recommendations.
Anyone with a weakened immune system should not use this medicine.
Below is a list of serious health issues that have been reported as a result of taking Protopic / Tacrolimus:
- Skin cancer
- Immune system issues
- Diminished white blood cell counts and an inability to fight infection
- Herpes flare-ups
- Chicken pox infection
- Sensitivity to the sun
At Home Lichen Sclerosus Remedies
While conventional medicine treatments for lichen sclerosus often lead to the development of skin cancer, at-home treatments for lichen sclerosus, can cure the disease as well as cure cancer and other health issues that may have led up to the development of this skin disease in the first place. Some patients experience full healing from lichen sclerosus without any treatment at all in part because this is a disease that does not like alkaline conditions. If a patient with lichen sclerosus changes their diet such that their body tissues become more alkaline, the conditions will abruptly clear up and go away. Patients should read package inserts and reconsider any conventional medicine treatment and research all side effects associated with using doctor-prescribed ointments or creams. Even side effects that are listed (or unlisted) as “rare” often affect up to 10% of the people who use those medicines. On the other hand, dietary changes, alkalization of the body and of localized, affected areas of the body, can lead to a spontaneous lichen sclerosus cure.
Women who have gone through menopause are at a higher risk of developing vulvar lichen sclerosus or anal lichen sclerosus as well as lichen sclerosus of the breast tissues and surrounding lymphatic node regions in the chest and arm-pit regions. But men can also develop this disease too. Symptoms of lichen sclerosus include the following in both men and women:
- Red skin or smooth, white patches of skin
- Blotchy areas or areas of the skin that are unnaturally wrinkled
- Very thin skin in the affected areas that may tear easily and bleed
- Severe itching
- Blisters or ulcers in the affected areas
- Pain or discomfort in the affected areas
- Painful sex due to Lichen Sclerosus in the anal or genital regions
Lichen Sclerosus in Women
It is important to note that in women, the reproductive organs of the pelvic region (the uterus and ovaries) are connected to the breast tissues in important ways via the lymphatic system and through hormones that are released into the bloodstream. The fact that the uterus and the breast tissues are directly connected through the lymphatic system is no longer openly acknowledged by conventional medicine doctors (though doctors easily acknowledged the connection back in the 1900’s), but it can be concisely demonstrated by simply recognizing the fact that when a woman becomes pregnant, her uterine condition leads to lactation and milk-production in the breasts. Or by recognizing, in turn, that women who are lactating typically don’t menstruate. It can also be demonstrated by the fact that women with breast cancer often benefit from Lugol’s iodine and other holistic medicine applied as a douche to the cervix. The cervix absorbs the medication and distributes it to the breasts straight-away.
The fact that lichen sclerosus tends to either affects the reproductive organ area (including the anal region) or the upper chest/breasts and arms where lymph nodes associated with breast tissues are distributed is notable and important. Lymph nodes that feed the breast tissues reach into the armpits and upper arms. One could say that the breast tissues technically include areas of the armpits and upper arms since often, when a woman has breast cancer, these are areas of concern because cancer cells may metastasize to the lymph nodes in the arm pit.. And though the anal region is different than the genital region according to conventional medicine doctors, there is actually no strict dividing line between these two areas of the body. As such, it isn’t hard to summarize by saying that the perineal area or the pelvic bowl region and the chest/breast areas of the body including the armpits are the areas most affected by lichen sclerosus. And in saying that, it isn’t hard to see that lichen sclerosus is not really a skin disease, but rather a manifestation of a problem that involves the reproductive organs including breast tissues and chest tissues (in men) that are directly connected to the organs of reproduction via the lymphatic system.
In other words, Lichen Sclerosus is not a skin disease. It is a disease of the reproductive organs that manifests on the skin. To cure lichen sclerosus permanently, you will need to treat the reproductive organs using natural substances like Lugol’s iodine (which contains a formulation of trace minerals that feeds the reproductive organs as well as the thyroid gland) and vitamin B17 / Amygdalin.
Lichen Sclerosus in Men
Though men are less likely to develop lichen sclerosus than post-menopausal women, hormone imbalances and reproductive organ issues in men also can lead to the development of a masculine form of lichen sclerosus. Men are more likely to develop this condition on the tip of the penis or foreskin. As with women, men are more likely to develop lichen sclerosus in the gential region and in the chest region. Men, after all, have mammary glands too.
Lichen Sclerosus as a Lymphatic System Disease
Though it is easy to see lichen sclerosus on the skin, there is a lot of evidence pointing to the idea that this disease is actually a lymphatic system issue. It is likely that the disease lives in the lymph glands and travels via lymph to other areas of the body. To cure lichen sclerosus permanently, you should work with your lymphatic system and treat the disease via this system. There are a number of at-home treatments that are very powerful that can improve the condition of your lymphatic system in order to clear up lichen sclerosus patches on the skin.
At-Home Cures for Lichen Sclerosus:
Both men and women can cure Lichen Sclerosus at home by treating this disease as not just a skin issue, but also a reproductive organ dysfunction / hormone issue and as a lymphatic system disease. Indeed, one of the most important treatments that Lichen Sclerosus patients need to work with is Lugol’s Iodine.
Reproductive Organ and Thyroid Gland Treatment for Lichen Sclerosus
Many lichen sclerosus patients report that they have a Thyroid Gland issue. Hashimoto’s Disease is a common problem as well as hypothyroidism in lichen sclerosus patients, though hyperthyroidism may also be an issue in patients with this skin disease. Patients who don’t have a diagnosed thyroid gland issue may suffer from obesity or other health problems like high insulin levels that can be caused by low-level thyroid gland dysfunction. This isn’t surprising given that the trace mineral, iodine, feeds both the thyroid gland as well as reproductive organs in both men and women. When you purchase an iodine supplementation product, choose one that contains both iodine as well as potassium iodide.
People with a deficiency of iodine are prone to developing a wide array of different health problems and in today’s world, iodine deficiency is a global epidemic. Countries like the U.S. have not outlawed bromine, a toxic substance that is in the air, soft drinks, swimming pools, certain water supplies, and it is also currently applied to fabrics including children’s pajamas as a “fire retardant”. Bromine is used in the U.S. as an insecticide though most other countries of the world have made this substance illegal because it is so toxic to human health. Brominated Vegetable Oils (BVOs) in citrus drinks and bread products cause the thyroid gland to stop absorbing iodine which leads to thyroid dysfunction. Fluoride is added to the water supply. As a result, it is very difficult to avoid these endocrine disruptors in countries like the U.S. Both fluoride and bromine disrupt the normal action of iodine in the body. Taking Iodoral or Lugol’s iodine supplements in high doses is the only protection that citizens of these countries have against the negative health effects of bromine and fluoride.
The thyroid gland communicates with reproductive organs to produce hormones and when either of these two glandular units stop synchronizing and working together, serious health problems take shape that diminish people’s quality of life in a big way. Iodine has been removed from food supplies. In the 1970’s, for example, iodine was added to bread products because fortification of bread (a staple food in western societies) kept the population from developing goiters (which can manifest as nothing more than a feeling of a “lump in the throat” or a “difficulty swallowing”) and all the corresponding health problems caused by thyroid and reproductive organ dysfunction.
There is a very easy way to rebalance thyroid gland and reproductive organ function by taking an iodine supplement in the form of Lugol’s Iodine (which contains potassium iodide as well as molecular iodine). The body needs both potassium iodide and molecular iodine to feed the reproductive organs and the thyroid gland. Note that Betadine (also known as Povidone Iodine) and other brands of iodine that are used to cleanse wounds are not absorbed by the body in the same way as Lugol’s Iodine or pill-based iodine products such as Iodoral.
Most people can benefit from taking a liquid Lugol’s iodine supplement either in water or by applying it to the skin. Apply it directly to areas affected by lichen sclerosus and Lugol’s will be absorbed directly into the lymphatic system and it will also treat the outer manifestation of this disease.. A 2% Lugol’s iodine supplement should be administered daily at 6-20 drops.
You may also wish to add Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) to this treatment protocol. DMSO is FDA approved and it is one of the most non-toxic substances known to man. DMSO can be added to your iodine treatment whether you drink the iodine in water or apply it to your skin. DMSO makes medicines like iodine stronger. If you are applying it to the skin, always wash with Dr. Bronner’s soap (or a type of soap that does not contains chemicals–soaps that are handmade with sodium hydroxide, a fat, and some essential oils or a type of soap that uses pure vegetable glycerin and essential oils would also be acceptable). Wash the treated area BEFORE and AFTER treatment with DMSO. Let the DMSO be absorbed into the treated area for at least 15 minutes before washing with non-toxic soap.
Lichen Sclerosus Treatment for Hashimoto’s / Hypothyroidism / Hyperthyroidism Sufferers
If you have Hashimoto’s Disease or any other type of thyroid dysfunction with lichen sclerosus, you will also need to take the following supplements or else your body will struggle to absorb the iodine and use it properly:
- In addition to taking a daily dose of 2% Lugol’s Iodine (applied to the skin or by drinking the drops dissolved in water) – 6 to 20 drops daily – you should also take the following supplements:
Be sure to read more about iodine so that you know what kinds of changes to expect in regard to your health as you use this supplement. Many people experience a detox reaction as the body rids itself of toxic bromine and fluorine. Lugol’s iodine has a positive impact on the immune system as well as on general thyroid and reproductive organ health. Many women in western countries use Lugol’s iodine to cure breast cancer. In eastern countries where seaweed and other high-iodine foods are eaten daily, diseases like lichen sclerosus are much less common.
Vitamin B17 / Amygdalin / Laetrile Treatment for Lichen Sclerosus
There is a strong connection between skin cancer and lichen sclerosus. Conventional medicine treatments for lichen sclerosus often lead to the development of skin cancer and other types of cancer. This is a scary prognosis for anyone who has recently been given a lichen sclerosus diagnosis, but I encourage readers to learn more about vitamin B17 and the studies that were done by Dr. Sugiura at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital about this vitamin that has been hidden from the public for decades. Dr. Sugiura, after all, was the man who developed chemotherapy so he had a vested interest in this type of treatment for cancer. But after he developed chemo, he began studying a substance known as “Amygdalin” that is found in seeds like apricot kernels, apple seeds, pear seeds, and grape seeds. While chemotherapy as a stand-alone cancer treatment had a 2-3% cure rate, amygdalin cured cancer in 100% of lab rats. In humans who have received chemo and radiation treatments already for cancer, amygdalin / vitamin B17 has an 80% cure rate. Patients who have never received chemotherapy or radiation treatments, in contrast, have a 90% cure rate if they receive adequate levels of vitamin B17. Be sure to read Dr. Binzel’s vitamin B17 protocol if you decide to take this essential vitamin as part of your lichen sclerosus cure. There are some other vitamins and minerals that must be included in your treatment to ensure that your body can absorb vitamin B17 if you have been deficient in this nutrient for a long period of time.
Continuing with the story of vitamin B17…
Dr. Sugiura was excited about this discovery, but the leaders at Sloan Kettering Memorial Center knew that the profit potential of a drug that actually cures cancer didn’t quite meet their expectations. A cure for cancer would destroy the Cancer Industry. So the information was covered up and it was only through the serendipity of Sloan Kettering Memorial’s arrogance that a journalist (who was covering the story of Dr. Sigiura’s chemo creation) and some nurses and candy stripers were able to smuggle the data about Amygdalin (now known in some circles as vitamin B17 or Laetrile) out of the hospital.
Experts who know about vitamin B17 believe that a deficiency of this substance leads to cancer. In other words, they believe that cancer is a vitamin B17 deficiency disease just as scurvy is a vitamin C deficiency disease. So, if you have lichen sclerosus and you’re worried about developing cancer, you should seek out raw, bitter, organic apricot kernels and take 4 to 5 of them at a time several times per day to meet your daily needs of vitamin B17. Lichen sclerosus is likely an early manifestation of vitamin B17 deficiency. Do not take more than 4 to 5 apricot kernels at a time. They are extremely bitter! Eat them on an empty stomach (30 minutes before and after meals) to avoid canceling out their medicinal effects with antioxidants like vitamin C or vitamin E.
Pancreatic Enzyme Therapy for Lichen Sclerosus
Many people don’t realize that pancreatic enzymes are not just used in the body to digest food. Very recent scientific research has shown that when you eat food, pancreatic enzymes are released into the small intestine BUT, whatever enzymes that aren’t used to digest food are re-absorbed by the intestines into the blood supply. These enzymes they circulate through the body on their way back to the pancreas (where they are stored for future use, similar to the way the liver recycles bile) and, if they encounter a pathogen or a cancer cell along their way, they go ahead and EAT the cancer cell or the pathogen! As such, pancreatic enzymes are a natural antibiotics produced by the body.
The role of pancreatic enzymes in curing cancer and disease like lichen sclerosus was studied in the early 1900’s by doctors who discovered that pancreatic enzyme supplements alone had a 13% cure rate in advanced cancer patients. This is pretty spectacular in comparison with the 2-3% chemotherapy cure rate in conventional medicine. But if you combine pancreatic enzyme therapy with the other treatments we talk about above (vitamin B17, for example, which boasts an 80 to 90% cure rate), the odds of successfully overcoming a disease like cancer, or in this case, lichen sclerosus, is significantly increased.
NOTE: The role of pancreatic enzymes in cancer prognosis highlights the reason why pancreatic cancer is such a serious diagnosis. If the pancreas is malfunctioning or sick, pancreatic enzymes are probably not circulating. Thus, the body loses one of its front-line defenses against cancer and diseases like lichen sclerosus that often take shape as a pre-cancer disease.
Topical Treatments for Lichen Sclerosus
In addition to the above treatments for Lichen Sclerosus, you should also consider doing a topical treatment using one of the protocols below:
Castor Oil and Borax
Like DMSO, Castor Oil (be sure to get hexane-free castor oil), is able to make the skin easier to penetrate. Do not use DMSO with Borax! If you choose to follow this protocol, do not combine it with any of the following protocols mentioned in this article. Castor oil causes the outer layer of skin cells to make way for other medicines. But castor oil itself is an important reproductive system medicine that is often applied by itself with a heating pad to the abdominal region. This oil, which is derived from a bean, has a healing effect on the pelvic organs including the organs of reproduction.
For lichen sclerosus, castor oil can be combined in equal parts with borax. Borax is extremely alkaline and this alkalinity kills the pathogen that causes lichen sclerosus.
Lugol’s Iodine and Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) Cure for Lichen Sclerosus
As mentioned previously, if you have Lugol’s iodine that you’re taking by mouth at 6 to 20 drops per day, you could create a topical treatment and take a slightly lower dose by mouth.
Let’s say that you’re taking 20 drops of Lugol’s iodine by mouth for lichen sclerosus. If you decide you want to administer half of this dose by mouth and the other half topically to the area of the skin being affected by lichen sclerosus, you’ll put 10 drops of Lugol’s in one GLASS container and 10 drops in a second GLASS container. Add 10 drops of No Odor DMSO to the first glass and 10 drops to the second glass. Add 4 to 8 ounces of water to the first glass and drink it.
You’ll apply the second glass with the 10 drops of Lugol’s + 10 drops of No Odor DMSO mixture to the affected area of the skin. Use your bare hand to apply the mixture. DMSO is a powerful solvent and it will absorb things like dyes and fragrances from fabrics or plastic pain brush bristles or just about any substance that it touches. This characteristic of DMSO is the reason why you need to use a GLASS container to mix your Lugol’s and DMSO. DMSO combines easily with Lugol’s to make Lugol’s more powerful and to ensure that it goes to the right location in the body where it is needed most. Be sure to read more about DMSO before you begin using it. It is an FDA approved medicine with a low toxicity, but it combines easily with a variety of substances, so you have to think about DMSO and use a safe method to apply it properly.
Coconut Oil, DMSO, and Apricot Kernel Oil or Grapeseed Oil Cure for Lichen Sclerosus
Make a mixture of equal parts coconut oil, DMSO, and either organic apricot KERNEL oil (not apricot oil) or Grapeseed Oil. Apply this mixture to the skin after applying either Lugol’s Iodine + DMSO.
Alkalinizing the body is a stealthy “trick” that pharmaceutical companies don’t want people to learn about. When you alkalize the body, cancer cells die very quickly. Indeed, alkalizing with Cesium cures cancer within about 48 hours. Pain caused by cancer usually disappears within 24 hours using this alkalizing treatment. Because lichen sclerosus is related to cancer in certain ways, it can be treated in a similar manner. Indeed, one of the most common treatments that women use as an at home treatment for lichen sclerosus is borax.
Borax Bath: Lichen Sclerosus Treatment
Some women report that putting a ½ cup of 20 Mule Team Borax in their bathwater helps them keep lichen sclerosus under control. Though this method of treatment may not be able to cure lichen sclerosus completely, it does relieve the itching and it can help keep the disease from progressing.
Cesium Therapy: Lichen Sclerosus Cure
Cesium Therapy is a powerful cancer cure that was discovered many years ago by Dr. Keith Brewer, a microbiologist. This is one of the most important cancer cures available, but it is hard for patients to obtain Cesium. In the United States, patients may order Cesium online from places like the Wolfe Clinic, but never receive their order because the postal service will intercept it.
Cesium Therapy can be applied topically but it can also be taken internally. Indeed, this type of therapy should be administered both internally as well as to the affected areas of the skin for best results. Ideally, it should be applied under the direction of a knowledgeable physician / practitioner who has experience working with substances like Cesium.
On the other hand, if you don’t have access to Cesium or a knowledgeable practitioner, another easy option for alkalizing the body is baking soda.
Baking Soda Cure for Lichen Sclerosus
Baking soda is a very acceptable cure for lichen sclerosus. Baking soda treatments (1 teaspoon of baking soda in 8 to 24 ounces of water) should be administered in all of the following ways throughout the initial stage of treatment:
- Via drinking water (1 teaspoon in 8 ounces of water) taken 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after meals – administered 3 times per day.
- Via enema (1 teaspoon in 1000 mL of water) administered once daily.
- Via bathwater – add 1 cup of baking soda to bathwater at least once daily.
If you don’t have a bathtub, you can apply 1 teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in 1 teaspoon of water and DMSO to an area of the body affected by the lichen sclerosus. Leave this treatment in place on the skin for at least 15 minutes. Wash it off with Dr. Bronner’s soap (or a chemical-free alternative) and dry it with a towel.
Chlorine Dioxide Cure for Lichen Sclerosus
Chlorine dioxide is an oxidant medicine that is often found as an ingredient in certain mouthwashes. It is also used as a water purifier throughout the world to remove pathogens from the water supply. It has become famous as a treatment for COVID as well as Long COVID and though Chlorine Dioxide has been studied extensively by Big Pharma, scientists have yet to find a way to patent this medicine in a manner that would make it profitable for them. So while there is a lot of propaganda out there about Chlorine Dioxide saying that this medicine is scary or that it is irresponsible to use it, the fact is, more and more people are discovering the miraculous utility of Chlorine Dioxide to cure disease that have otherwise been dubbed incurable by Big Pharma.
If you have lichen sclerosus, I would recommend following Protocol 3000 and also Protocol 2000 to heal not just the skin manifestation of the disease, but also the lymphatic involvement. Indeed, if you have the opportunity to use Chlorine Dioxide treatment for lichen sclerosus, you might view this as a blessing. If you take Chlorine Dioxide according to protocol instructions (including dietary restrictions) along with taking Lugol’s Iodine, Vitamin B17, and Pancreatic Enzymes, your risk of developing any type of cancer in the future will be reduced to close to zero.
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