Steroids. Topical or intralesional steroids, emollients, antihistamines, covering the areas to prevent itching so that the areas decrease in thickness.
Where? See a dermatologist. Usual treatment is high potency topical steroid except on face or genital or in folds of skin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.