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Lichen Sclerosus - Cushion / Pillow | Putnams

Lichen Sclerosus - Cushion / Pillow

Is sitting causing you discomfort? Have you heard of Lichen Sclerosus? 

NHS online defines Lichen Sclerosus as "... a skin condition that causes itchy white patches on the genitals or other parts of the body. There's no cure, but treatment can help relieve the symptoms."

The white patches that appear and can often tear or bleed easily making sitting uncomfortable especially for women.

We recently had a lovely email from a customer who suffers with this condition she stated: 

"I have Lichen Sclerosus. I’m not sure if you know of this condition. It’s a chronic dermatological condition which unfortunately affects the vulva area in women. It is much more common than people think, as lots of women are un-diagnosed. It can be a very painful condition and sitting down is very uncomfortable for many of us. I am a member of a forum online and we have all tried so many different cushions to try to be able to sit down, and this is the first one that has made a difference for me. I used it on a car journey this weekend with no discomfort at all, which is wonderful. I just happened to find out about your website from a vulvodynia forum I was looking at online (as that is another condition where it is painful to sit). 

Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you. Your customer service has been brilliant and I am very pleased with the cushion."
This customer ordered the Dr Huff cut out cushion. This cushion has a tear drop shape removed from the centre of the cushion to remove pressure in that region. It was originally designed with a doctor for post natal pressure relief however is increasingly used by more people for vulvodynia and prostate reliefe due to the placement of the cut-out.
As you can see in the image above we had the cushion pressure mapped and as you can see where the cut out is no pressure was monitored.
We manufacture this cushion in several different sizes and thicknesses depending on the chair it is to be used in.
All versions of this cushion come with either a black or blue stretch removable washable cover. The cover hides the cut out so anyone looking at it would not know it was any different to a normal cushion making it's use discreet.
For office chairs /cars we recommend the office size (make sure to select the Dr Huff cut-out):
For normal chairs, dining room and armchairs we recommend the standard size:
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