Treatment of Lichen planus

Are you suffering from itching and a rash that is not getting cured in spite of the best Possible medication and also its keeps on spreading to another part of the body, and leaving behind dark skin pigmentation. There is a high chance you might have been suffering from lichen planus.

What is Lichen planus??

Lichen planus is a disease affecting skin, nails, hairs, scalp, mouth, and genitals. It is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder that is manifested on the skin as

  • Flat-topped red to purple bumps with a round or irregular shape 
  • Itching 

It can be easily mistaken for other skin conditions like rash, and eczema which cause the skin to become Red, Itchy and flaky.

What is the cause of lichen planus?

  • Autoimmune
  • Post medication:- Chloroquine, Non -steroidal anti inflammatory drug
  • Some cases:- post viral infection 

Types of lichen planus.

  • Oral lichen planus
  • Genital lichen planus
  • Lichen planus of nails
  • Lichen planus of hair and scalp

The common area involved in lichen Planus 

  • Flexor part of wrist, forearm, shins, ankle 
  • The anterior part of the thighs
  • Mouth, Buccal mucosa
  • Less common on lips, tongue & genitals

what happens when Lichen planus is left untreated?

  • The lesions develop & Spread over the body over a course of several weeks or a few months.
  • The Oral Lichen planus- effect of the ability to eat & affected skin might Stay darker even after the rash cleans up. 
  • Oral Lichen Planus – increases the risk of oral cancer
  • Lichen Planus of the ear canal – may lead to hearing loss.
  • Genital lichen planus can lead to ulceration and bleeding, with severe pain.

Homeopathy Approach  for lichen planus

Homeopathic treatment for Lichen planus involves Getting the complete and detailed information from you about your Lichen Planus eruptions and coming to customized Homeopathic medicines for Lichen Planus for you. The scope of treatment is variable in different cases. In freshly diagnosed cases when homeopathy is taken as the first line of treatment the results are much more favorable as the case is not complicated with long use of steroids/ other medications.

Also preventing the further spread of disease to other parts of the body is also a good achievement. In most cases skin lesion resolves in 12-18 months, some rare complicated cases would need more than 24 months of treatment.

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