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Lichen Planus is a relatively common condition characterised by an inflamed, itchy rash that affects various areas of the body. People over the age of 40 are more susceptible to this condition, and it does not appear to be inherited. The most commonly affected areas include wrists, ankles and lower back, with some cases also affecting mouth, genitalia, nails and scalp. However reassuringly there’s no risk of it being caught from another person – both men and women can equally suffer from this condition. It’s important to pay attention to any signs or symptoms in these areas and seek professional medical advice if required.
WHAT CAUSES LICHEN PLANUS?
While the exact cause of the disease is still unknown, there is evidence to suggest that it may be related to a problem in the body’s immune system. Fortunately, Lichen Planus is not contagious and can not be spread from person to person. Several vaccines and medications have been linked to this condition, as well as hepatitis C infection and certain pigments, chemicals and metals. However, in some cases a reaction to medications – such as pain relievers or those for heart disease, high blood pressure or arthritis – can produce a rash temporarily that looks like Lichen Planus; this will usually go away with time if the medication causing it is stopped.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF LICHEN PLANUS?
Lichen Planus is a skin condition that presents in many forms and affects different areas of the body. It typically appears as red/purple, shiny, flat-topped bumps that form symmetrically on the skin. As they heal they change colour from red to purple, grey or brown, and there may be a scale present on the surface of the bumps. Common symptoms associated with Lichen Planus can include itching, blisters which then scab over, painful sores in the mouth, hair loss and damage to nails. Different forms may appear in line-shaped (linear) or ringlet-shaped (annular) areas and it can even appear in existing scars. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please consult your healthcare professional.
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At St Michael’s Clinic, we have a team of highly trained Consultant dermatologists, who have completed specialist training in Dermatology and are on the specialist register of the General Medical Council. All our consultants hold substantive contracts with the best Dermatology centres in leading NHS hospitals. Therefore, you can be certain of the highest quality private care.
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