What is similar to lichen planus?
Lichen planus and psoriasis are common skin conditions that can cause similar symptoms. Because of this, people may confuse the two. Both lichen planus and psoriasis can cause patches of scaly bumps or rashes on the skin.
What is the typical feature of lichen planus?
Lichen planus (LIE-kun PLAY-nus) is a condition that can cause swelling and irritation in the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. On the skin, lichen planus usually appears as purplish, itchy, flat bumps that develop over several weeks.
What does lichen planus look like on the face?
Individual lesions of lichen planus on the skin appear as small (1–5 mm), flat-topped, red-to-purple bumps. As lichen planus progresses, the surfaces of these bumps can become dry and scaly and can develop wispy, gray-to-white streaks (Wickham’s striae). Lichen planus on the skin is usually itchy.
Is lichen planus permanent?
In most cases, lichen planus will go away within 2 years. If you have symptoms, such as severe itching or sores in your mouth or genital area, treatment can help. If you have lichen planus on your scalp, treatment is important to prevent permanent hair loss.
How do you get rid of lichen planus fast?
Lichen planus has no cure, but different treatments can help relieve your symptoms and speed healing. Possible treatments include: Antihistamine medicine to relieve itching. Steroids on your skin or in your mouth to fight inflammation (You may also take steroids in pill form for severe cases)
How do you get rid of Lichen Planus fast?
How I cured my lichen planus naturally?
Consider including folate-rich foods in your diet. Garbanzo beans, asparagus, beets, avocados, and lentils are perfect sources. Vitamin A – Drugs used to treat the condition often include vitamin A as it keeps the skin and mucous membranes healthy. Eat more vitamin A rich foods during a breakout.