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Doctor insights on: Lichen Simplex Chronicus In Children

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How do you treat lichen simplex chronicus?

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 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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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 con

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 con

Not contagious: No worries. This isn't contagious. Even if it were, it wouldn't matter. Lichen simplex is harmless, in the mouth, penis, or anywhere else. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Thought I had genital warts. GYN did biopsy & it’s mild chronic vulvitis w/focal features of evolving lichen simplex chronicus. So not genital warts? And how to treat it?

Thought I had genital warts. GYN did biopsy & it’s mild chronic vulvitis w/focal features of evolving lichen simplex chronicus. So not genital warts? And how to treat it?

Hydrocortisone: Your diagnosis translates to chronic itch or rubbing. Try your best not to rub the area. In addition, use hydrocortisone ointment twice daily. If you find you have to scratch the area, place an ice pack which will help alleviate your desire to scratch or rub the area ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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Is it normal for lichen simplex to flare up when you begin your period each month?

Is it normal for lichen simplex to flare up when you begin your period each month?

Stress can cause: Hormonal changes during your cycle could trigger the body to cause a flare of the lichen simplex. Different stressors can cause flares. In your case may be due to your cycle Might be helpful to see dermatology. To offer some help ...Read more