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Is Lichen Amyloidosis Contagious
Itchy papules: Τhis is the most common form of primary localised cutaneous amyloidosis. It presents as an intensely itchy rash on the shins, thighs, feet, and forearms. Lesions consist of multiple raised spots (papules) that are scaly and red/brown in color. More common in people of chinese descent and in males 50-60 yrs of age. It may be associated with multiple endocrine disorders. ...Read more
No: Ed only improves the appearance. But it also creats new sacrs. Ed is not the answer. ...Read more
No: It cannot be cured but they are meds that can be extremely effective in controlling the disease. ...Read more
Lichen Amyloidosis: Lichen amyloidosis (la) is a type of primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis clinically characterized by persistent pruritic, hyperkeratotic papules commonly distributed on the shins and histopathologically characterized by amyloid deposits in the papillary dermis. Fractional laser if effective. No sexual side effects have been shown for this condition on the shins. ...Read more
How chronic is lichen amyloidosis? I have been having it on my upper back for more than 10 years now. Its itchy once a while..
Long-lasting: This may or may not remit someday. You're fortunate to have only some itching; this can be extremely uncomfortable. From my reading, topical DMSO or menthol may be helpful. Like anyone else with a chronic and difficult disease, learning more about it will be helpful. I appreciate your proactive approach writing. Good luck. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with lichen amyloidosis without proper test conducted by a dermatologist at malaysia. Should I get 2nd opinion?
Is laser treatment suitable to treat lichen amyloidosis? A local doctor suggested this method but I'm going to be the first to try, if I agree to it.
Possibly: It might help. You would probably need several treatments to see if it goes away. ...Read more
No: I wish it were possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is oral sex safe with lichen simplex chronicus? My partner still wants to do so but I always turn him down out of fear that it’s contagious. Is it?
Not infectious: This is a mucous membrane condition which needs be monitored but it is not contagious for other people. ...Read more