Hi everyone, I wondered if anyone could help. I had LS as a child from when I was a toddler up to my early teens. It was quite unheard of at the time – I had steroid creams etc and it actually cleared itself up during puberty. I’m still quite sensitive down there and have always found sex quite difficult, I assume because of the scar tissue. I’m now 16 weeks pregnant with my first baby. There’s not a lot of info out there about what happens when you’ve had scar tissue for your whole adult life and my midwife and consultant have no idea about it and are pressurising me to “just have a normal birth.” that would be my goal but I feel very uninformed and want to know if it’s medically likely that i would manage this without some quite serious damage. I’m 27. Has anyone else had a similar experience? I’m in the uk. Thank you!
We are glad to hear that you haven’t had any allergies and we certainly hope that you continue to enjoy good health. The evidence suggests that populations exposed to benzalkonium chloride and related chemicals over time have a higher incidence of asthma, dermatitis, and other immune dysfunctions. This is a statistical correlation but does not imply that any given individual will suffer adverse health effects. In addition, there is laboratory evidence that these chemicals exaggerate the immune system response to environmental allergens. Taken together, we feel that there is sufficient reason for concern that frequent ongoing exposure to benzalkonium chloride and related chemicals may increase the risk of asthma, dermatitis, and allergies.