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Can lichen planus cause skin rash?
Can lichen planus cause skin rash?

Can lichen planus cause skin rash?

Do you have an unexplainable purple itchy skin rash? Before assuming the worst, you should know that it might be lichen planus. It is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder that causes swelling and irritation in the skin. This is characterized by small, flat-topped, polygonal bumps. The patients with extensive lichen planus seem to have hepatitis C (virus infection of the liver). Exposure to certain chemicals that are used to develop the colour photographs can also produce a similar rash. Keep reading to know more.

Can lichen planus cause skin rash?

Yes, lichen planus can cause skin rash and it is different from other common skin rashes. The lichen planus lesions are small bumps or aggregations of bumps that are shiny, flat-topped, polygonal, purple, or grey. They tend to appear at the elbows, wrists, or ankles. When the lichen planus involves mucosal tissues like the lips or the cheeks, they form web-like, white filmy lines. The common symptoms of lichen planus are:

  • Itching
  • Burning or soreness
  • Blisters
  • Lacy-white lesions in the mouth
  • Bumps with flat tops
  • Thin white lines over the rash
  • Lesions can develop and spread over the body

It is important to consult an expert doctor before independently analyzing your lichen planus symptoms.

Can lichen planus cause skin rash?

Conventional treatment options

Some of the conventional treatment options for lichen planus are topical and oral immunosuppressants. But there are possible side effects for these like skin thinning, chemical dermatitis, and liver toxicity. That’s when homeopathy treatment comes into the picture.

Why homeopathy treatment?

Homeopathy is the best and most effective treatment for lichen planus as it provides the patient with long-term relief. Homeopathic medicines are made from natural ingredients and free from any toxic side-effects. Most importantly, these are non-habit forming and are suitable for all age groups. The homeopathic treatment for lichen planus is based on the individual case study of the patient’s disease, its spread, its cause, the genetic tendency, the area affected, and mindset amongst others. Homeopathic medicine for lichen planus targets the body’s altered immunity and brings it back to normalcy over a period of time. 

Why Dr Batra’s®️?

At Dr Batra’s®️, we ensure that each of our patients gets the right treatment when they are suffering from lichen planus. Our dedicated team of homeopaths gets to the root of the issue. We consider the medical history, temperament, and various other factors. Homeopathy treatment for lichen planus helps to treat existing lesions as well as their spread while also reducing itching. The response to the lichen planus treatment depends on various factors like:

  • The duration and severity of the ailment
  • The general health of the patient
  • The extent of spread of the skin disease

Case study

Vasudev from Bangalore consulted many dermatologists and tried several allopathic medicines for lichen planus. But all were in vain. That’s when he decided to visit Dr Batra’s®️ skin clinic for lichen planus. Our expert skin doctor took his detailed case history and prescribed suitable homeopathic medicines for lichen planus. After 6 months, he saw considerable improvement in his skin condition and is satisfied with the results.

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