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Lichen Planus - How Can Homeopathy Tackle It?

Dr. Guneet Singh Gaba 85% (12 ratings)
BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopathy Doctor, Delhi
Lichen Planus - How Can Homeopathy Tackle It?

Lichen Planus is a non-contagious skin disorder causing irritation and swelling on the skin, nails, hair, and mucous membranes. On the skin, it often develops as purple-tinged, itchy, and flat bumps and it takes several weeks to develop. In the areas covered with mucous membranes such as vagina and mouth, Lichen Planus forms white lacy patches, at times with painful sores. 

 Mild cases of this condition are often managed by individuals at home. However, if the condition causes significant itching and pain, one may need to see a doctor.

Symptoms of Lichen Planus

The symptoms of Lichen Planus differ according to the affected parts. However, some common symptoms may include:

  • Itching.

  • White lacy patches on the tongue, lips, or in the mouth.

  • Hair loss.

  • Nail loss or damage.

  • Purplish flat bumps which usually develops on the ankle, inner forearm or wrist, and at times in genital areas.

  • Blisters, that break to form crusts or scabs.

  • Painful sores in the vagina or mouth. 

  • Change in the colour of the scalp.

Causes of Lichen Planus

The definitive causes of Lichen Planus are not still known but it can occur when the immune system attacks the mucous membrane or skin cells. However, the reason for this abnormal immune response is still unclear. There are some conditions and diseases which can trigger this skin disorder. These conditions may include flu vaccine, certain pain relievers, certain medications for arthritis, cardiovascular disease or high blood pressure, hepatitis C infection, etc.

Lichen Planus and Homeopathy

There are treatments available for this skin disorder; Homeopathy can be very effective in treating this problem. It provides treatment for Lichen Planus without any side effects. According to some studies, homeopathic medicines are found effective in the treatment of Oral Lichen Planus. Therefore, the effectiveness of Homeopathy has been clinically proven in Lichen Planus treatment. It also prevents future relapses of the condition.

There are some self-care methods that can prevent it from getting worse: 

  • One should avoid skin injuries

  • Yoga and meditation can be used to release stress

  • One should apply cool compresses and avoid scratching

  • Quitting of alcohol and smoking

  • Maintaining good oral hygiene

  • Avoiding spicy food or food which irritate one’s mouth

  • Maintaining good genital hygiene 

  • Consumption of raw vegetables and fresh fruits

Takeaway

Lichen Planus is a non-contagious and non-infectious skin disorder that can develop in the genital parts, mouth, skin, and hair. The causes are still not very clear but there are many conditions which can trigger this condition. The symptoms vary according to the affected body part. It is not a dangerous condition and mostly drives away on its own. However, if it starts getting worse, homeopathic treatment provides proper treatment without any side effects. 

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Psoriasis And Lichen Planus - Know Homeopathic Way Of Handling Them!

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopathy Doctor, Surat
Psoriasis And Lichen Planus - Know Homeopathic Way Of Handling Them!

Psoriasis and Lichen Planus are both autoimmune diseases. These occur when the body’s immune system accidentally attacks healthy cells of the skin. Both the diseases are chronic and inflammatory medical conditions that manifest themselves on your skin, nails, hair, scalp and mucous membranes. Neither psoriasis nor lichen planus is contagious.

How do you know that you have Psoriasis and Lichen Planus?

Psoriasis is a genetic condition. Change in the environment can trigger psoriasis. One must look out for the following symptoms of psoriasis-

• Swathes of unnatural skin on your body
• Small blotches or large patches on the skin
• Pus-filled blisters

On the other hand, the symptoms of Lichen planus usually show up on the skin of the body, genitals or in the mouth. A person with this condition may encounter-

• Severe itching
• Rounded, purple, hardened bumps on the skin

If someone in your family has psoriasis, you could contract lichen planus. A clinical test of the lesions formed on your skin can reveal if you have psoriasis or lichen planus.

How homoeopathy approach the treatment of Psoriasis and Lichen Planus?

Homoeopathy is an eighteenth-century medical science that treats ailments with small doses of natural substances, which in larger doses cause the ailment. Homoeopathy believes that the body has the capacity to heal itself.

• The root cause of psoriasis and lichen planus lies in defects in the autoimmune system. Homoeopathy goes to the source of the problem and tries to rectify the defect. It aims at changing the autoimmune system so that it stops attacking its own cells. This kind of remedy is long-term.

• Before curing the symptoms of psoriasis and lichen planus, homoeopathy attempts to improve a person’s general health in the belief that only a healthy constitution can cure a disease.

• Homoeopathy identifies the reason that leads to the breakout of psoriasis. Another way that homoeopathy can decide which medication is ideal is the location and colour of the eruptions or abnormal skin and under what circumstances the condition is aggravated or allayed.

Many people grow disappointed with conventional medication as the symptoms of psoriasis and lichen planus keep recurring. The efficacy of homoeopathic treatment of psoriasis and lichen planus has been proved scientifically. Moreover, homoeopathic medicines have no side effects. If you feel that homoeopathy is the way to go, then contact a homoeopathic physician as soon as possible.

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Hello sir/mam, I am having oral lichen planus since 6 months please suggest me treatment mam and its is grow for cancerous cell please tell me I am scarred.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 95% (39185 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Hello sir/mam, I am having oral lichen planus since 6 months please suggest me treatment mam and its is grow for canc...
Lichen planus usually goes away on its own. If symptoms are bothersome, topical creams and oral antihistamines may help.
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Suffering from lichen planus and having homoeopathic treatment with very little or no recovery.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 93% (31783 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Suffering from lichen planus and having homoeopathic treatment with very little or no recovery.
It is because the doctor is not able to give the right remedies. Either talk to your doctor or change.
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Hi, What is the best way to get rid of or minimise the symptoms of oral lichen planus and lichen planus.

Dr. Yasmin Asma Zohara 94% (28842 ratings)
MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
1)replacement of amalgam restorations 2)withdrawal of the drug 3)oral lichen lesions in chronic in graft versus host disease are usually managed with local corticosteroids or other drugs such as tacrolimus. 4)as in olp the question arises whether one or all types of oral lichenoid lesions are to be considered a potentially malignant disorder in the absence of known etiological factors, the taking of a biopsy should be considered, particularly in case of a non-reticular lesion, in order to exclude the possibility of epithelial dysplasia or even carcinoma in situ or invasive squamous cell carcinoma.
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I am suffering from lichen planus is there any cure in ayurveda or homeopathy for this.

Dr. Tanmaya Acharya 90% (73 ratings)
MD - Ayurveda, BAMS, Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am suffering from lichen planus is there any cure in ayurveda or homeopathy for this.
Hi, There is definitely a cure in Ayurveda for it. We have successfully treated several such cases. It is an intense therapy course of panchakarma, followed by medication for 2 to 3 months.
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Hello Sir, Please help me for cure my lichen planus please tell me complete cure coz its on my legs and it makes my legs look. So, Bad tell me something please for now I am using propysalic nf ointment and I am 23 yrs.

Dr. Anshul Agarwal 88% (24 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Dermatology, Venerology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Raipur
Hello Sir, Please help me for cure my lichen planus please tell me complete cure coz its on my legs and it makes my l...
Lichen planus is a cell-mediated immune response of unknown origin, a self-limited disease that usually resolves within 8-12 months. Treamtment depends on the severity of the disease. Apply moisturizer regularly and try refrain yourself from touching it as it increases with trauma.
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What Should You Know About Lichen Planus?

Dr. Akhilesh 93% (53 ratings)
MBBS, DNB(Skin & VD)
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
What Should You Know About Lichen Planus?

The skin is the most exposed organ to irritants, and when the body recognizes something as foreign, the immune system kicks into action. It produces what is known as antibodies against the foreign bodies (antigens). However, in many situations, the body produces antibodies against its own cells or tissue or components, causing an autoimmune reaction. One such autoimmune reaction is lichen planus, which is a skin rash caused when the body produces antibodies against its own skin or mucous membranes.

Risk factors: While anyone with a weak immune system can develop lichen planus, the followings increase the chances of that happening:

  1. Presence of other autoimmune disorders
  2. Hyperactive immune system, causing the allergic reaction
  3. Genetic inheritance
  4. Increased stress levels
  5. Prior history of viral infections
  6. Middle aged women
  7. Exposure to allergens like gold, arsenic, iodine, and drugs like diuretics and antibiotics
  8. Prior history of hepatitis C

Symptoms: Diagnosis of lichen planus is quite easy, as it has a characteristic appearance.

  1. Basically, a skin rash that is purple in color with flat tops on the skin
  2. Rashes spread over the body in a matter of weeks
  3. They are itchy, painful, and produce a burning sensation
  4. Could have blisters which burst
  5. Have thin lacy margin
  6. Can be seen in the genital area, scalp, ankle, hands, mucous membranes, and nails

If required, a biopsy can be done in some cases to confirm the diagnosis. Allergy testing can also be done to confirm hyperactive immune system.

Treatments: This can depend on the severity of the condition. In people where it is not progressive or inflamed, it could be observed to run its natural course and subside.

For those requiring symptomatic treatment, the following can be used:

  1. Steroids (topical or oral) to reduce inflammation
  2. Antihistamines to reduce the allergic response
  3. Retinoids (topical or oral) which can help overall skin health
  4. Nonsteroidal creams to clear up the rash
  5. Moisturizer to keep skin healthy and prevent dryness and itching
  6. Cool compresses on the rashes
  7. Loose clothing to prevent irritation and itching
  8. Anti-itch creams and powders and lotions
  9. Oatmeal bath to avoid itching and inflammation
  10. Ultraviolet radiation to the rash to reduce severity
  11. Avoid agents (drugs or chemicals) which can cause lichen planus
  12. If the lesions are in the mouth, mouthwash and/or rinse can be used for topical relief

Lichen planus often does not require any treatment. However, depending on each individual, it may require topical and/or systemic treatment to manage the symptoms. It usually runs its course over 6 to 10 weeks and subsides on its own.

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I have lichen planus pigmentation from past 4 years in which itching is stop but pigmentation on hands, neck is not fade even after I apply so many medication like aziderm 10w/w% ,kojiglo etc but none of them fade my pigmentation from my skin.

Dr. Abhishek Vijayakumar 93% (2318 ratings)
MCh Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
I have lichen planus pigmentation from past 4 years in which itching is stop but pigmentation on hands, neck is not f...
Hello, deep seated pigmentation takes longer time to go a constant use of creams combined with tca peel and laser will help. Consult a dermatologist.
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What is the treatment for lichen planus pigmentosa skin?(i am taking carbon laser treatment but im not finding any improvement)

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 93% (31783 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
What is the treatment for lichen planus pigmentosa skin?(i am taking carbon laser treatment but im not finding any im...
It can be treated by homoeopathic remedies. But you will not be able to get treatment without consulting. As it lasts for long time and you will need to regularly consult. You can consult me at Lybrate.
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