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Cure for licen planus - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hello doctor
User :   doctor i have skin diease
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when, could u specify what skin problem
User :   it is licen planus
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   in that i got red color spots on body
Doctor :   ok
User :   and that is icing a lot to me
Doctor :   ok
User :   specialily in evening time
Doctor :   r u taking medicine medicine
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   any other medical problems u have other than these
User :   no
Doctor :   so what would u like to know about now
User :   doctor given me in starting steroid for that and oinment to apply effected area
Doctor :   As lichen planus gets better, it changes from red to purple, and then to a greyish or brown colour.
Doctor :   its normal
Doctor :   Treating the brown spots with steroids will not make them go away any faster, but will raise the risk of side effects such as thinning of the skin. The strong creams should be used for the red or purple itchy spots, and then stopped as they go brown.
User :   i would like to know what is the cause behind that
User :   i have skin problem since my childhood
Doctor :   once u start using the steriod
Doctor :   ok
User :   that course already finish
Doctor :   ok
User :   and if take steroid that is effcting other medcine is no effct to me
Doctor :   r u finding nay relief
Doctor :   as of now with the medicine ur using now
User :   when started steriod me ichy proble very soon finish
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes got relif
Doctor :   is it showing imporve
Doctor :   ment
User :   yes
User :   but i stopped than again the problem is come
Doctor :   improvement,as ur lichen planus gets better, it changes red
Doctor :   treatment damps it down but does not switch it off. However lichen planus usually goes away by itself (see above).
User :   i went to show doctor here he told me it will be through out life will remain
User :   is it
Doctor :   lichen planus clear up within 18 months and usually stay clear,
Doctor :   although some have a second episode many years later
Doctor :   some types of lichen planus can last for many years. Even after the active lichen planus has cleared up, pigmented stains in the skin may persist for a long time, particularly in Asian
User :   now i am using citrizen tab and oinment
Doctor :   ko
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   continue with it
Doctor :   and have regular follow up with dermatologist
User :   ichy is quite be less but sport remain
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   You should be careful not to injure your skin as this can make new spots of lichen planus come up there
User :   he told when the sport reduse you stop to put oinment and if come again you have to apply,
User :   my question till what extend i have to do this
Doctor :   yes
User :   doctor says me their is no permanent cure of that
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   u can only control
User :   you have to medcine when ever problem come
Doctor :   it will get resolved on its own sometimes
Doctor :   yes
User :   even i tried for that if stop to take medcine it come faster
Doctor :   yes it will
Doctor :   need to take medicine continously
Doctor :   treatment is often challenging and may take years
Doctor :   Self-care measures can help reduce the itching and inflammation caused by lichen planus.
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