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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Lichen Planus

Lichen Planus is a rash, appearing on the skin when triggered by the immune system. Although not a contagious nor dangerous condition, it can be uncomfortable and unsightly. It is manageable and treated with medicinal and homeopathy remedies. There is no cure for the rash, and it remains a bit of a mystery among the medical community. Some symptoms, facts, and treatment options are discussed here which help identify the condition.

10. Treatment

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Since lichen planus is not curable, the rash will generally clear up on its own. Treatment options are used to deal with the symptoms, such as itching and pain. In cases displaying more severe characteristics, antihistamines are recommended to ease itchiness and phototherapy is sometimes used. A simple topical application of steroid creams also helps minimize symptoms. Oral corticosteroids or steroid lozenges may be prescribed for lesions on or inside the mouth.

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