Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Rash Lichen Planus Home Care

Home care for lichen planus includes:

  • Avoid scratching:
    • This may result in infection.
  • Take an oral antihistamine for itching:
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Rash Lichen Planus Itching

Home care for itching in those with lichen planus includes:

Rash Lichen Planus Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have lichen planus and develop any of the following:

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Last Updated: Mar 10, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Rash Lichen Planus References
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