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Can you tell me how to treat extra-genital lichen sclerosus?

Can you tell me how to treat extra-genital lichen sclerosus?

Here are some ...: Since lichen sclerosus (LS) is an intractable skin disorder of unknown etiology, its mainstay of care remains symptomatic with judicious use of topical steroid cream. It's treatable but not curable. More? Ask treating dermatologist timely. ...Read more

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Lichen Sclerosus (Definition)

A condition characterized by itchy, pale, fragile patches of skin, typically found around the external ...Read more


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How can you treat lichen simplex chronicus?

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. ...Read more

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How to treat lichenification?

How to treat lichenification?

Try emollient: If the underlying cause for lichenification has abated, use of an emollient like Vaseline would help. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How can I treat lichen planus skin disease?

How can I treat lichen planus skin disease?

See dermatologist: You need to see a dermatologist then follow his treatment protocols. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How to treat balanitis?

How to treat balanitis?

Topicals +: Topical salves, antibiotics, or creams may be used, but sometimes we also need to take pills or do other procedures depending upon the circumstances. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How can I treat lichenification (eczema)?

How can I treat lichenification (eczema)?

Good Skin Hygiene: Quick daily showers (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers. Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Wet wraps at night with Aquaphor and chlorine baths if more severe. See Allergist ...Read more

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How can I heal lichen planus homeopathically?

How can I heal lichen planus homeopathically?

See a dermatologist: Lichen planus is treatable. Homeopathy is always an expensive placebo. If anything improves with homeopathy it is always a coincidence.Lichen planus may occur as reaction to a med or to a hepatitis virus. Frequently a cause is not identified but it is still treatable. But only with real medicine. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is lichen sclerosus related to scleroderma?

Please help docs! is lichen sclerosus related to scleroderma?

Lichen sclerosus: Read this: http://www.Niams.Nih.Gov/health_info/lichen_sclerosus/default.Asp.

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In what way can I treat lichen planus?

In what way can I treat lichen planus?

See below: Lichen planus (LP) is a disease of the skin and/ormucous membranes that resembles lichen. . Treatment usually involves topical corticosteroids (such as betamethasone, clobetasol, dexamethasone, and triamcinolone) and analgesics, or if these are ineffective and the condition is severe, the systemic corticosteroids may be used. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is lichen sclerosus related to scleroderma?

Can you tell me is lichen sclerosus related to scleroderma?

Absolutely not: Be sure to treat lichen sclerosis. It can make you miserable and can lead to skin cancer.But it is treatable with very high rate of success. ...Read more

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Herpes stomatitis. How to help cure?

Herpes stomatitis. How to help cure?

Acyclovir: Or valacyclovir. This antiviral compound can be effective in reducing the duration of acute herpetic outbreaks and in limiting the frequency of recurrences. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How to treat mulluscum lesion?

How to treat mulluscum lesion?

Be patient: Molluscum lesions are cousins of the wart & are a transient problem for a kid & will gradually become irritated & fall off over a 3-4mo period. Kids that scratch at them may spread them over a broad area. They can be frozen or removed with various agents, but the process will leave a scar. Most that self shed will leave a temporary mark that fades in a year. ...Read more

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What causes lichen planus and how can it be cured?

What causes lichen planus and how can it be cured?

Mysterious: The exact cause is unknown however may be related to an allergic or immune reaction. Treatments could include: antihistamines, immune-suppressing medications, topical corticosteroids, topical retinoic acid and uv light. ...Read more

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How to cure psoriasis?

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How to cure psoriasis?

Sorry but you don't: Sorry but we don't currently have a cure for psoriasis. We can offer various treatments to help you get the symptoms under control but that's not the same as curing you of this condition. Check out https://www.Psoriasis.Org/ and http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/psoriasis/ds00193 for more info on this condition. Then chat w/your dermatologist about what's right for you. ...Read more

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How to cure psoriasis?

How to cure psoriasis?

Psoriasis: There is no cure for psoriasis only control. There are prescription topical steroids. There are intralesional steroid injections. The biologics like Humira, Enbrel, Remicade, (infliximab) and Otezla are very effective at treating psoriatic arthritis and also the skin lesions of psoriasis. Patients with psoriasis are also prone to cardiovascular disease but the biologics help reduce this. ...Read more

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How to cure psoriasis?

How to cure psoriasis?

No cure exists: And probably will not in our lifetimes. There are many ways to manage it with medications, including the new biotech stuff. ...Read more

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How to treat irritated angiokeratomas?

How to treat irritated angiokeratomas?

Don't require treat: In most instances, these are left alone. On occasion, a biopsy may be cc required to establish a definitive diagnosis, treatment can use surgical excision, laser treatment, electrocautery, or cryotherapy. ...Read more