More details: I've had Lichen Planus on my feet since childhood. My parents say that I took some wrong medicines in my childhood and that is the side effect. I am now 33 years old. It was harmless except for a little itching sometimes. Since last 2 months I have red spots on all over my body except on head and face. A biopsy was taken and it proved Lichen Planus. Doctors gave me a cream for the skin and Isotretinoin 10 mg (1 tablet per day). I am under this therapy since 2 weeks but got no benifit and Lichen Planus is spreading more and more. I have heard that there are homeopathic medicines that can cure Lichen Planus. Please help!
Answer: Lichen Planus: Homeopathic Treatment
The character of the scale of Lichen Planus differs from that of psoriasis. The lesions of Lichen Planus frequently show a reticulate or lacy white pattern called Wickham's striae. Lichen Planus also typically produces lesions which are flat-topped and polyangular (rectangular or polygonal in shape) rather than rounded papules.
Lichen Planus is a chronic, obstinate skin disease of which the exact cause is still unknown. You find skin eruptions raised above the skin level, brown to black in color, irregular in shape, slightly hard and profoundly itchy. There may be a few spots to begin with and has a tendency to spread to any part of the body. Often, limbs are affected in the early phase, but not as a rule.
Symptoms of Lichen Planus:
Raised shiny itchy rash
Small pink bumps
Small purple bumps
Blue areas inside cheeks
Blue areas on the tongue
Lichen Planus homeopathic treatment:
It is important and interesting to appreciate the homeopathic outlook to Lichen Planus. The science of homeopathy looks at any skin disorder as an external expression of the internal disharmony. In other words, it is understood that due to certain internal system disorder, the Lichen Planus is manifested as an outcome. With this appreciation, it is emphasized that the treatment of Lichen Planus has to be essentially in order to normalize the internal disorder instead of just suppressing the skin eruptions with any local application of creams.
As per the above logical theory, Lichen Planus is not a local disease but a local expression of a systemic disease which should be treated at the system level in a planned manner. Hence, any use of local suppressant is strictly prohibited in homeopathy. The homeopathy treatment is determined after evaluation of the patients case in a great detail. The case-study is the most vital part of the treatment, whereby various aspects of the patient's life-style, personality, food-habits, emotional make-up, personal and the family history are evaluated appropriately to decide on the correct medication to treat Lichen Planus.
As the entire constitution (physical and mental) of the patients is evaluated in a systematic manner, the homeopathic treatment is called as the constitutional treatment.
Some useful Homeopathic remedy's for Lichen Planus:
Arsenicum Album 30 twice daily with the following skin symptoms :
Abdomen; skin; itching;
Chest; skin; small, purplish spot;
Skin; blisters; after scratching; ;
Skin; swelling; shining;
Borax 4x twice daily when blisters mostly appear in mouth.
Sulphur is very commonly indicated homoeopathy medicines for a range of skin disorders including urticaria. It is a true polychrest remedy having influence on various systems of body like skin, stomach, rectum, urinary system, respiratory system, etc. skin is dry, scaly, and unhealthy; every little injury suppurates. Skin ailments are associated with lot of itching and burning that becomes worse on scratching and washing. Itching more in the evening. Skin excoriations especially in folds. Skin becomes dry and hard. Feeling of a band around bones. Skin affections that develop after local medication. This remedy is more suited to thin and weak individuals who are very sensitive to heat. Mentally suited to people who are nearly always irritated and depressed. They are very forgetful. They are either too busy or they dare lazy and do not feel like doing work. Some of them may have a feeling that they are immensely.
Sulphur 30 twice daily for 15 days.
Homeopathy is the safest, fastest way of treatment. It is all natural, has no side effects and is a scientifically proven way of treatment.
Homeopathic ingredients are safe and gentle to use on the body without being addictive.