Lichen planus is a skin rash triggered by the immune system. It’s not known why the immune response occurs. There may be several contributing factors, and each case is different. Potential causes include :
Sometimes lichen planus occurs along with autoimmune disorders. While it may be uncomfortable, in most cases lichen planus is not a serious condition. It’s also not contagious.However, there are some rare variations of the condition that may be serious and painful.
The signs and symptoms of lichen planus vary depending on the areas affected. Typical signs and symptoms are :
The most common type of lichen planus affects the skin. Over the course of several weeks, lesions appear and spread. The condition usually clears up within 6 to 16 months. Less commonly, the lesions can occur in areas besides the skin or genitals. These may include:
Lichen planus occurs when immune system attacks cells of the skin or mucous membranes. It's not clear why this abnormal immune response happens. The condition isn't contagious.Lichen planus can be triggered by :
Doctor makes a diagnosis of lichen planus based on symptoms, medical history, a physical examination and, if necessary, the results of lab tests. These tests may include :
HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICATION FOR LICHEN PLANUS
This drug is indicated in plethoric persons, in the first stage of inflammation before localisation and exudation has occurred, and is marked by redness, dryness, heat and severe pains. Skin- Red, hot, swollen, dry, burning, shining.
Itching, burns after scratching > cold. Thick, brown, yellow crusts on scalp. Complaints caused by exposure to cold damp, rainy weather or sudden change of weather.
Discharge from mucous membranes which are adhesive, sticky, stringy, tough, lumpy or thick and yellow discharges.
Itching burning > scratching. Itching and pricking when heated.
Good remedy for Lichen Planus with dry, rough, irritable skin. Suits people who are obese, chilly and have tendency of constipation.
A leading remedy for Lichen Planus with eruptive papules, vesicles and pustules. Itching of eruptions at warmth of bed. Suits people who have great anxiety regarding their fate. Eruptions better at rest, open air and moist warmth.
Superlative remedy for dry, rough, scaly, dirty, shrivelled skin in Lichen Planus. Ulcerative papules with burning, cutting pain and bloody discharge. Parchment like skin in extremely nervous, restless and anxious people. Aggravation of symptoms after midnight . Arsenicum album Greatly itching; In skin there is small purplish spot., there is blisters after scratching.
when blisters mostly appear in mouth. It is suited for Oral Lichen planus,with unhealthiness Of the skin.
There is burning and swelling in skin.Prickly heat; Lichen urticatus.
Red rashes, itching coming on when undressing.
Dry eruptions, especially on margin of hairy scalp and bends of joints. Itching skin, raw, red, and inflamed; worse, eating salt, at seashore.
Good for inveterate skin troubles and chronic stubborn skin conditions like lichen planus, psoriasis, eczema, warts, pyoderma, etc. Tendency to have unhealthy skin in general. These patients are better in dry weather and worse from humid climate and damp conditions.
It is a very good remedy for skin conditions like lichen planus, eczema and psoriasis where there is marked itching and exfoliation of the skin. There is exfoliation of large scales which leaves behind raw exuding surface.
Itching, nettle-rash. Very sensitive to draught of air. Excoriation, especially around vagina and mouth.