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lichen simplex chronicus

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Where?: See a dermatologist. Usual treatment is high potency topical steroid except on face or genital or in folds of skin.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
34 years experience in Dermatology
Steroids: Topical or intralesional steroids, emollients, antihistamines, covering the areas to prevent itching so that the areas decrease in thickness.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Levin
15 years experience in Dermatology
Possible: Lichen simplex chronicus describes thickening of the skin secondary to scratching. In and of itself it is not contagious. However, if one is scratchin ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience in Dermatology
Chronic rubbing?: Lichen simplex chronicus is a thickening of the skin caused by chronic rubbing or scratching. A fissure usually tends to be more painful than itchy, ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
It's a condition: The skin condition (not disease) is caused simply enough by chronic scratching which comes about usually by chronic itching and it's a vicious cycle. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience in Dermatology
LSC: Lsc is a condition caused by chronic rubbing/scratching of the skin. A form of eczema, it may be treated with topical corticosteroids, moisturizers, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience in Dermatology
Address underlying: Lsc is caused by repeat scratching of an area with resultant "lichenification" with skin thickening and woody appearance with enhanced skin markings. ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Knedler
35 years experience in Family Medicine
Use a loofa: chronic ingrowing hairs from any cause can be helped by using a loofa. the loofa removes dead skin cells which often clog the hair follicle. by keep ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Lichen Simplex: Treatment is aimed at reducing pruritus and minimizing existing lesions because rubbing and scratching cause lichen simplex chronicus. Location, lesio ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience in Dermatology
Lichen simplex: This problem occurs because of excess scratching and rubbing. Topical corticosteroids such as Hydrocortisone 1% can be helpful. A prescription drug, ... Read More

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