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Suggest treatment for Lichen pigmentosus

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Sir , i m 27 year lady . Got some discoloration on neck nearly one year back and later came on face mainly near perioral region. was disgnosed as LP pigmentosis.. what are the various treatment options avaible ? oral , systemic or anything ? colchicine group drugs effective ? i m unmarried and now they are seeing marriage in home . i am even a student in medical profession.
Posted Sat, 15 Feb 2014 in Pigmentation Problems
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 30 minutes later
Brief Answer: Steroids are recommended Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for the query. Lichen pigmentosus is an auto immune disorder. The modality of treatment depends on area of involvement. If less than 20% body area is involved topical therapy is best while for greater area of involvement oral therapy is given. Steroids are the drug of choice both topically as well as oral. Please don't think about cholchicine. It has many side effects. Better start with topical steroids like betamethasone cream. Let me know if you have any other doubts. Thank you.
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