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All The Facts About Lichen Planus Pigmentosus


Lichen planus is a skin condition caused by the reaction of the immune system; the rarest form of this condition is lichen planus pigmentosus (LPP).
LPP is a chronic condition that is characterized by irregularly shaped or oval gray-brown or brown macules and patches on the skin. [1]
Most commonly affects parts of the body that are exposed to the sun or parts of the body that have consistent friction, these include:
- The forehead
- Neck
- Temples
- The underarms
- Groin
- Inner-thighs
Although the exact reason for the causes are different on a case-to-case basis and the underlying factor is unknown, some of the most common reasons include:
- Viral infections
- Allergens
- Genetics
- Stress


The symptoms of LPP include:
1. Macules on the skin and genitals
2. White rashes in the mouth
3. Blisters
4. Lesions that spread throughout the body
5. Macules and patches all over the skin
6. White lines over the rashes and bumps
Self-diagnosable: This condition can primarily be diagnosed by the sight of the lesions and rashes on your skin.
People may Experience
- Itchiness
- Burning
- Hair discoloration
- Hair loss
- Nail damage
- Nail loss


Self-care: There are numerous self-care tips for this condition such as having regular oatmeal baths and using OTC creams for itching.
Medications: Doctors recommend medication based on the severity of the condition; medications can include antihistamines, light therapy, corticosteroids, retinoids, and non-steroidal creams.
Specialists: The best person to diagnose, manage, and treat this condition is a dermatologist. Find the best dermatologists from the comfort of your living room on mfine.

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