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What could cause lichen amyloidosis on the shins of feet?

I have lichen amyloidosis on the shins of my both feet. I have seen two dermatologist and the first one told me there is no cure and the other gave me 10 percent acid in trinclob cream to use. This caused an allergic reaction on my skin and I got hives from it. I stopped using and after my skin became darker which I guess is hyper pigmentation. Did some research on my own and I have decided to have laser treatment. I don't know if this would help permanently remove the rash with no side effects. I'm 30 years and weigh 165 pounds.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014
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Hello and welcome to health care magic.

Lichen Amyloidosis is a primary cutaneous amyloidosis without any systemic involvement. Rubbing the skin aggressively with loofah or pumice stone can be a precursor to Lichen amyloidosis.

There is no effective treatment apart from eliminating the inciting factor e.g skin rubbing/friction.

Dermabrasion does have a role along with drugs like colchicine. Topical corticosteroids don't seem to benefit in this condition.

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What could cause lichen amyloidosis on the shins of feet?

Hello and welcome to health care magic. Lichen Amyloidosis is a primary cutaneous amyloidosis without any systemic involvement. Rubbing the skin aggressively with loofah or pumice stone can be a precursor to Lichen amyloidosis. There is no effective treatment apart from eliminating the inciting factor e.g skin rubbing/friction. Dermabrasion does have a role along with drugs like colchicine. Topical corticosteroids don t seem to benefit in this condition. take care regards