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What is lichen planis?
Lichen planus is an inflammatory disease that affects the skin and the oral mucosa, and presents itself in the form of papules, lesions or rashes. Lichen planus does not involve lichens; the name refers to the appearance of infected skin. Lichen Planus is much like soriahsis. ...
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What is the best treatment for lichen planus?
Lichen planus can be treated through certain medicines available over the counter or through prescription, and also requires a lot of rest to recover. Both conventional as well as homeopathic medicines can help to treat Lichen planus effectively. In fact its proven that homeopathy is really effective in treating lichen planus. ...
Is lichen planus in the mouth contagious?
no, Lichen Planus is a vesiculoulcerative disease that caused by an overreaction of your immune system attacking part of your body that holds membranes together. Their are theories as to what causes this but nobody knows for sure. ...
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What is the prognosis of lichen planus?
In general, the outlook is good. Lichen planus of the skin usually goes without leaving any ongoing problems. Without treatment, about half of cases of lichen planus affecting the skin clear within 6-9 months. The rest usually clear soon after this. It is unusual for the rash to last longer than 18 months. However, lichen planus persists longer in a small number of people who are severely affected. This is mostly in people who develop lichen planus mouth ulcers, and lichen planus...
How can you treat the itchness of lichen planus?
this is homeopathy not allopathy here we treat pt. as whole so just treating lichenplanus on basis of itching is wrong but we can give vinca minora if pt. has matted hair with lichen planus ...
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Does ultravate ointment 0.05 percent work for lichen planus?
ultravate ointment is a potent corticosteroid which may help itching and inflammation of lichen planus. also available as a generic at a lower price. I have no idea why this question is the the algebra section ...
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What are some symptoms of lichen planus?
Nobody knows what the exact causes of lichen planus are. We know it can be triggered by taking certain medications, including thiazide diuretics, antimalarials and phenothiazines (a group of tranquilizing drugs with antipsychotic actions). A significant number of skin specialist doctors (dermatologists) believe it might be classified as an autoimmune disease. A higher-than-normal percentage of people with hepatitis C and some other liver diseases have lichen planus. ...
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What is betamethasone dipropionate cream 0.05 used for?
It is used to treat inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema,lichen planus, discoid lupus and dermatitis Use only as directed by the physician. ...
Asked in Biology, Skin Disorders
Differentiate lichen planus and ring worm?
Lichen planus is a relatively common skin disease that comes in episodes lasting months to years. The onset may be gradual or quick, but its cause, like many skin diseases, is unknown. It appears to be a reaction in response to more than one provoking factor. Theories include stress, genetics, infective (viral hepatitis C) and immunologic (autoimmune). There are also drugs that produce lichen planus-like allergic reactions to high blood pressure, heart disease, and arthritis medications. Lichen planus appears as shiny, flat-topped bumps...