NeoGyn encourages up-to-date education on lichen sclerosus and provides an adjunctive option with steroid use

Jun 05, 2012, 10:10 ET from NeoGyn

NEW YORK, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vulvar lichen sclerosus is an inflammatory condition of the vulva that can also present itself on other parts of the body. Women who suffer from this condition are plagued by constant discomfort, making daily activities and sexual intercourse nearly impossible. Physical and architectural symptoms can range from itching, painful fissures and erosions to scarring and the narrowing of the vaginal opening.

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The treatment options for vulvar lichen sclerosus, which usually include the use of ultra-high potency steroid creams, may be associated with significant health risks when used for an extended period of time. These risks, along with some patients' inability to tolerate long-term use of steroids may limit the effectiveness of steroids. A study conducted by Andrew T. Goldstein M.D at The Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders in Washington D.C. and New York suggested that using NeoGyn Vulvar Soothing Cream can help to reduce discomfort in individuals with lichen sclerosus, which allows patients to maintain the effects of the treatment when used in conjunction with steroid creams.

The placebo controlled study, which was presented in September 2011 at The International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD), "XXI World Congress" held in Paris, France required that each subject apply NeoGyn twice daily for three months. The results showed improvement in discomfort for women with vulvar lichen sclerosus.

"NeoGyn offers women a solution to this catch 22 providing them with a way to get optimum results from steroid creams and thereby limiting the potential health risks," said Dr. Goldstein.

About Neogyn®:
Neogyn® Vulvar Soothing Cream is a cosmetic product to help soothe and relieve vulvar discomfort. Formulated with Cutaneous Lysate, a naturally balanced blend of proteins discovered in Switzerland, the product is non-greasy, fast absorbing and free of parabens, propylene glycol, color additives, fragrances and analgesics. Recommended by physicians and women's health professionals, Neogyn® has a unique, patent pending blend of naturally balanced proteins that help restore well-being and comfort with twice daily use over a period of at least 6 to 8 weeks.