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Lichen simplex chronicus

Lichen simplex chronicus: Introduction

Lichen simplex chronicus: Lichen simplex chronicus refers to thickened itchy skin that results from persistently rubbing or scratching an area of skin. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Lichen simplex chronicus is available below.

Symptoms of Lichen simplex chronicus

Treatments for Lichen simplex chronicus

  • Avoid itching the area, glucocorticoids, coal tar preparations, triamcinolone, oral hydroxyzine at night
  • Avoid scratching - trimming nails and wearing gloves at night may help
  • Counselling
  • Stress management
  • Behavioural modification
  • more treatments...»

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Lichen simplex chronicus: Complications

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Causes of Lichen simplex chronicus

  • The exact cause is unknown but predisposing or causative factors that may lead to lichen simplex chronicus include:
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Psychological disturbances such as anxiety, stress and depression
  • Persistent scratching of insect bites
  • more causes...»

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Misdiagnosis and Lichen simplex chronicus

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Lichen simplex chronicus

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Prognosis for Lichen simplex chronicus

Prognosis for Lichen simplex chronicus: It may be difficult to break the itch scratch cycle and once scratching stops, the skin may take months to appear normal again.

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