HOMOEOPATHY FOR LICHEN PLANUS
Lichen planus is an inflammatory condition that can affect the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. On the skin, lichen planus usually appears as purplish, often itchy, flat-topped bumps, developing over several weeks. In the mouth, vagina and other areas covered by a mucous membrane, lichen planus forms lacy white patches, sometimes with painful sores.
Most people can manage typical, mild cases of lichen planus at home, without medical care. If the condition causes pain or significant itching, you may need treatment.
Cause--The exact cause of lichen planus is unknown. It may be related to an allergic or immune reaction.Risks for the condition include:--Exposure to medicines, dyes, and other chemicals (including gold, antibiotics, arsenic, iodides, chloroquine, quinacrine, quinide, phenothiazines, and diuretics),Diseases such as hepatitis C. Lichen planus mostly affects middle-aged adults. It is less common in children.
Symptoms—Mouth sores are one symptom of lichen planus. They:May be tender or painful (mild cases may not cause pain).Are located on the sides of the tongue, inside of the cheek, or on the gums. Look like bluish-white spots or pimples. Form lines in a lacy network. Gradually increase in size. Sometimes form painful ulcers
Skin sores are another symptom of lichen planus. They:-Usually appear on the inner wrist, legs, torso, or genitals. Are itchy. Have even sides (symmetrical) and sharp borders. Occur alone or in clusters, often at the site of a skin injury. May be covered with thin white streaks or scratch marks. Are shiny or scaly looking. Have a dark, reddish-purple color. May develop blister or ulcer. Other symptoms of lichen planus are:Dry mouth.Hair loss . Metallic taste in the mouth. Ridges in the nails
SULPHUR 200-- Sulphur is the most efficient and widely used Homeopathic medicine to treat various kinds of skin disorders. It is also of great help in the treatment ofLichen Planus. Cutaneous Lichen Planus patients with papules and extreme skin dryness respond very well to Sulphur. The skin is very dirty and unhealthy in persons needing Sulphur. Extreme itching in the eruptions is best treated by this Homeopathic remedy. Most patients needing Sulphur complain of worsening of itching towards night time and when getting warm in bed. Scratching is also marked and provides some relief from itching. In most persons,a burning sensation follows scratching. Frequent increase in eruptions is also seen in persons who can benefit from Homeopathic remedy Sulphur. Most attacks are in spring season. Along with these symptoms, a marked burning in palms and soles is a characteristic symptom for using Sulphur. The patient may also have an increased craving for sweets. thus sulphur ranks among the top homeopathic remedies for Lichen Planus
MERC SOL 30-- Merc Sol is one of the top natural homeopathic remedies for Lichen Planus. Merc Sol is the ideal Homeopathic remedy when the main complaint given by the patient is irregular ulcers inside the cheeks. The edges are not well defined. The cheeks give a very unhealthy and dirty appearance. In addition to these ulcers, there are a few characteristic symptoms that need to be considered. The first symptom is increased saliva in the mouth. The second is highly offensive odor from the mouth. When these two symptoms are present in addition to the ulcers, then Homeopathic medicine Merc Sol provides a very beneficial treatment.Along with these symptoms, a few patients also feels metallic taste in mouth. An increased thirst for water may also be present for using Homeopathic remedy Merc Sol. . Merc sol ranks among the top homeopathic remedies for lichen planus when oral cavity is involved
BORAX 30--Among the bunch of natural Homeopathic remedies for Lichen Planus ,Borax is most often used for Oral lichen . Patients who really benefit from Borax have ulcers inside the cheeks and on tongue. In contrast to Merc Sol,Homeopathic remedy Borax works well when the mouth remains extremely dry. A bitter taste in mouth may be present. Excessive heat in mouth is a marked symptom to be taken note of.
SULPHUR IODIDE 200----Sulphur Lod is considered the best natural Homeopathic medicine for Lichen Planus of face and well as arms. The face and arms are covered with papular eruptions, with constant itching. Sulphur Lod holds a great promise in curing the face and arm from Lichen Planus
PLANTAGO 30-Plantago is another natural Homeopathic medicine of great help in the treatment of Oral Lichen Planus. It is a very effective remedy when the area involved is inside cheeks, plus the tongue in most cases.
THUJA OCC. 200—An excellent medicine that gives wonderful results in the treatment of Lichen Planus. Thuja proves to be ideal Homeopathic treatment for Lichen Planus of pigmented variety. The patient has hyperpigmented brown-coloured spots. The spots are marked on the face, hands and arms.
KALI ARS – 200—Intolerable itchin worse undressing. Skin dry , scaly, wilted
ANTHRAOKALI 30--Anthrakokali is a very rare Homeopathic medicine that
can help a number of Lichen Planus patients. Being rare does not mean that this remedy has a less powerful effect than other well known Homeopathic medicines. Anthrakokali shows its effect when papular eruptions are prominently present on hands and feet. The papules may also cover scrotum in males. Intense itching in the papular eruptions is always present. This medicine also gives good results in the Lichen Planus cases where the dominant site is skin over tibia (a bone in front of the leg).
ANTIMONIUM CRUDUM 200- Dry skin. Itching when warm in bed. Sensitive to cold bathing