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I am having lichen planus on my legs. How can i prevent it?

i m 21 yr medical student.. i m having lichen planus on my doctor prescribed me tab. dapsone for 1 month ..will this cause any side effects?...and how can i prevent it from spreading else where in the body?
Asked On : Sat, 30 Apr 2011
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Lichen planus is a chronic mucocutaneous disease.It is sometimes associated with certain medications and diseases, but is basically of unknown cause. Some common side effects of Dapsone are: hemolytic anemia Toxic hepatitis and cholestatic jaundice
nausea, headache, and rash, which are common, and insomnia, psychosis and peripheral neuropathy.Hypersensitivity reactions occur in some patients.
Answered: Sat, 30 Apr 2011
Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
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The drug of choice in LP is dapsone.It has lot of rare side effects but otherwise its a safe medicine. Before taking this medicine one should get two basis tests done-- G6pd level and haemoglobin level,as it can cause methhaemoglobinemia otherwise .So if your LP is progressive then consult your dermatologist about the above tests and continue with dapsone.
LP shows kobener phenomenon ,i.e. it would develop at the site of any trauma or injury.So avoid excessive scratching and any kind of trauma .
Answered: Sun, 1 May 2011
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