A 47-year-old male asked:
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is the neem leaves with turmeric powder paste be applied for lichen planus affected area?

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Dr. Sandra Pinkham
53 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes it can be: Listen to your body. It is reported that neem and turmeric made into a paste and applied to lichen planus can help in a week. It is a relatively non toxic therapy. If you notice skin irritation discontinue use. Topical vitamin d oil might be helpful as well.
Answered on Apr 22, 2013
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Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Questionable: Have known of neem leaves making eczema worse, never have seen it used for lichen planus. Always do a test patch in a small area before trying something new.
Answered on Oct 5, 2016
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Turmeric : High-dose curcuminoids from turmeric (curcuma longa) possess antiinflammatory properties & may be efficacious reducing symptoms & signs of lichen planus. Research studies have shown conflicting results & the evidence is better for the oral form. Turmeric is one of the safest cam remedies in use for centuries by multiple cultures. Check with your dr. To make sure no contraindications are present.
Answered on Jan 2, 2014
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