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What is lichen simplex chronicus?

Lichen simplex chronicus is a noncancerous, intensely itchy skin condition that can occur anywhere on the body and is caused by frequent scratching. The vulva is very prone to benign itching because of its warm, moist environment and the amount of friction it is exposed to daily. A brief infection or irritation may cause the skin to itch. When the skin is rubbed or scratched repeatedly, whether in response to itch or just absentmindedly, a reaction called the itch-scratch-itch cycle is set up in the deeper tissues of the skin. The itching can become intense, often waking a woman up at night.

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