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A 57-year-old female asked:

I have lichen planus for 5 months dr. meds are no help. all over skin only, are tanning beds useful for itchiy skin in moderation. uvb didn't help.

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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Many choices: I would see a dermatologist who specializes in the treatment of difficult problems there are many different options for the treatment of lichen planus. You should also be checked for hepatitis c which can be associated with lichen planus.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
No cure: There is no cure, just maintenance for lichen planus. Several dentists work with particular pharmacies to have a custom rinse made up for helping with the problem. Sometimes some meds may have to be administered in severe cases. I would consult your dentist or an oral surgeon.

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Last updated Mar 12, 2014

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