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Have lichen planus. How to remove the dark spot from body?

Hi , I have lichen planus and I ve had it for about 2 years and I have dark spots all over my body and I want them to get off my body because I feel ugly and I feel depressed because of how my body looks . I wear jeans , long sleeves shirts , and sweaters all time because of my skin . So I would like to know what body wash or soap I can use to help fade the dark spots on my body ?
Asked On : Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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Thanks for writing in.
lichen planus is a chronic itchy skin disease.
There is melanin pigment incontenence at dermal level in this disease.
As the pigment is deep down in skin layers it takes a lot of time to go away .
You can apply a elovera lotion over the area.A mild steroid cream like triamcinolone over the darker areas on alternate day at night time will help to increase skin turnover and allow faster recovery.
A moisturizing soap like venusia bathing bar will be helpful.

Hope this helps.
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Answered: Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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