What is Lichen Planus?
Lichen planus is a skin disorder that can affects both your skin and mucous membranes. Lichen planus occurs when the immune system incorrectly attacks cells of the skin or mucous membranes. The cause for this abnormal immune system reaction is unknown.
What are the Symptoms of Lichen Planus?
It typically appears on the skin as reddish, often itchy, flat-topped bumps. Lichen planus forms white patches occasionally with painful sores in your mouth, vagina and other areas covered by a mucous membrane.
How do I treat Lichen Planus?
Lichen Planus is not transmittable. Most people can manage typical, mild cases of lichen planus at home, with prescribed medical treatment from Kovak Laser Institute. If the condition causes pain or significant itching, you may need more significant medication to suppress your immune system.
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