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Doctor insights on: Home Herbal Remedy For Healing Lichen Simplex Chronicus

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Dr. Coyle Connolly Dr. Connolly
Dermatology
25 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Lichen simplex chronicus is it pimples?

Lichen simplex chronicus is it pimples?

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, and oral corticosteroids or oral antihistamines in some cases. See dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Cheryl Levin Dr. Levin
Dermatology
12 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Lichen simplex chronicus will it spread to other family members?

Lichen simplex chronicus will it spread to other family members?

Possible: Lichen simplex chronicus describes thickening of the skin secondary to scratching. In and of itself it is not contagious. However, if one is scratching an infected site, then one could transfer that infection to others.

Dr. Dariush Saghafi Dr. Saghafi
Neurology
29 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Is lichen simplex chronicus a disease or an abnormal response to itching?

Is lichen simplex chronicus a disease or an abnormal response to itching?

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. The itching can be caused by things such as insect bites, psoriasis, or anything else that leads to a dermatitis. Treatment is stop scratching. Easier said than done in most cases. Here's a good link to help you: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/1562.Htm.

Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener Dr. Bronfenbrener
Dermatology
5 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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How can I address a lichen simplex chronicus symptom in my pubic region?

How can I address a lichen simplex chronicus symptom in my pubic region?

Address underlying: Lsc is caused by repeat scratching of an area with resultant "lichenification" with skin thickening and woody appearance with enhanced skin markings. If you have eczema in that area that led to lsc, you might be a good candidate for moisturizers as well as topical steroids or immunomodulators. The important thing is to get the underlying disease that led to lsc under control.

Dr. Norman Levine Dr. Levine
Dermatology
47 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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How can I cure the lichen simplex chronicus on my scrotum?

How can I cure the lichen simplex chronicus on my scrotum?

Lichen simplex: This problem occurs because of excess scratching and rubbing. Topical corticosteroids such as Hydrocortisone 1% can be helpful. A prescription drug, Protopic ointment is another alternative. Applying ice to the itchy areas can reduce the symptoms.

Dr. Marisa Johnson Dr. Johnson
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dx by vulvar biopsy lichen simplex chronicus currently using clobetasol but how do I find out the cause as I understand lsc is a response to itching?

Dx by vulvar biopsy lichen simplex chronicus currently using clobetasol but how do I find out the cause as I understand lsc is a response to itching?

Detailed History: The cause of lsc can be caused by many things. Unfortunately a cause may not be found in many cases. But there are some things that may trigger the disorder. Do you use party-liners or feminine hygiene products? Do you use perfumed soaps or vaginal creams? Do you wear occlusive clothing, such as tight lycra garments, or confining undergarments, such as non-cotton underwear or thongs? These garmen.

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Dr. Linda Knedler Dr. Knedler
Family Medicine
32 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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How to cure ingrown hairs due to lichen simplex chronicus?

How to cure ingrown hairs due to lichen simplex chronicus?

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 keeping the follicle opening clear of obstruction, the hairs will be more likely to grow normally.

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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If had lichen simplex chronicus on my eyelids, will it go away when I apply neosporin?

If had lichen simplex chronicus on my eyelids, will it go away when I apply neosporin?

Lichen Simplex: Treatment is aimed at reducing pruritus and minimizing existing lesions because rubbing and scratching cause lichen simplex chronicus. Location, lesion morphology, and extent of the lesions influence treatment. For the eye lid, I recommend prescription Elidel (pimecrolimus) or protopic.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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After having a vulva biopsy I have been told I have lichen simplex chronicus - will this eventually go away with the use of clobetasol cream alone?

After having a vulva biopsy I have been told I have lichen simplex chronicus - will this eventually go away with the use of clobetasol cream alone?

Maybe: Especially if it relieves the discomfort, it will probably eventually lead to remission. The key is that the biopsy did not show anything more worrisome. Best wishes.

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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I have lichen simplex chronicus on the vulva but could it be the reason for sore itchy tears in the crack of the anus too?

I have lichen simplex chronicus on the vulva but could it be the reason for sore itchy tears in the crack of the anus too?

Yes: Since you already know the diagnosis you must already have a prescription cream. Clobetasol is the most potent of the topical steroids. Evidently you do not have lichen sclerosis, so you may wish to use something safer for long-term use. Long-term use of clobetasol causes severe thinning of skin. Calcineurin inhibitors pimecrolimus and tacrolimus are less potent but do not cause atrophy in the gen.

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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How do you treat lichen simplex chronicus?

Where?: See a dermatologist. Usual treatment is high potency topical steroid except on face or genital or in folds of skin.

Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti Dr. Luchetti
Dermatology
31 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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How can you treat lichen simplex chronicus?

Steroids: Topical or intralesional steroids, emollients, antihistamines, covering the areas to prevent itching so that the areas decrease in thickness.

Dr. Candace Spann Dr. Spann
Dermatology
17 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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What's the chance of having lichen simplex chronicus if I have fissure?

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, but if it is an area you are chronically rubbing, it is possible to develop lichen simplex chronicus. Please see your doctor for proper diagnosis and management.

Dr. Rawhi Omar Dr. Omar
Pathology
40 years in practice
Medical Academy, Higher Medical Institute of Sofia
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Dr. James Seward Dr. Seward
Dermatology
18 years in practice
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Lichen simplex chronicus pathology was done in 2008 saying;biopsy of skin on chin show hyperkeratosis without fungal infestation, spongiotic changes of the epidermis and a superficial perivascular chronic inflammatory cell infiltrate composed of primari

This: This is very challenging without a clinical examination. This could be lichen simplex chronicus, prurigo nodularis, or other possibilities. Certainly I would get it looked at to be sure so I would recommend you see a dermatologist to further evaluate the area. There are many treatment options to helps these conditions. I hope that helps!

Dr. Natalie Sieb Dr. Sieb
Family Medicine
10 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Lichen simplex on vulva - been on clobetasol 2 months daily, struggling to reduce to every other day without severe itching. Worried abt staying on it?

Lichen simplex on vulva - been on clobetasol 2 months daily, struggling to reduce to every other day without severe itching. Worried abt staying on it?

Considerations: Although it's true that staying on high potency topical steroids long term has adverse effects over time, it is the mainstay of therapy for vulvar lichen simplex. You might consider discussing the following medications with your doctor as other options: Doxepin cream, capsaicin cream, topical aspirin/dichlormethane, topical immunomodulators like tacrolimus and pimecrolimus, even local botox.Good luck!

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Dr. Stuart Erner Dr. Erner
Bariatrics
41 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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What r poss causes of lichen simplex? Clobetasol cream not reducing itching feeling despite me not scratching it. Should the cause not try to be found?

What r poss causes of lichen simplex? Clobetasol cream not reducing itching feeling despite me not scratching it. Should the cause not try to be found?

Lichen simplex cause: Lichen simplex is otherwise known as neurodermatitis. It's been associated with eczema and psoriasis on occasion. However it may be associated with anxiety or depression. it is typically treated by topical corticosteroids.

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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Lichen simplex on vulva should the thickening decrease over time with steroid cream? Been 1 month and looks much the same?

Lichen simplex on vulva should the thickening decrease over time with steroid cream? Been 1 month and looks much the same?

Has itch stopped????: The most important thing is to stop the itch. If it does not itch, you will no longer need to scratch. If you stop scratching, and continue the cream, in a few months the skin will be closer to normal.

Dr. Mikael Brisinger Dr. Brisinger
Obstetrics & Gynecology
29 years in practice
Karolinska Institute Faculty of Medicine
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Dx lichen simplex via biopsy on vulva been using clobetasol nighty for 2 months, tried to reduce to every other night, itching flares up? Any ideas?

Dx lichen simplex via biopsy on vulva been using clobetasol nighty for 2 months, tried to reduce to every other night, itching flares up? Any ideas?

Probably normal: Clobetasol is a very strong cortisone cream but, believe it or not, some people are allergic to it. I would ask your doctor if you can switch to mometasone ointment. That usually makes it feel better. You can also mix the cream/ointment with regular vaseline to decrease the strength and also keep the skin moist. Avoid Monistat, Vagisil etc, they're useless.