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Lichen planus is an immune-mediated disorder that affects the skin and mucous membrane. Homeopathy offers a natural, non steroidal treatment for Lichen planus that is safe and free of side effects.
The characteristic "6 Ps" of lichen planus are: planar (flat-topped), purple, polygonal, pruritic, papules, and plaques.
Symptoms of Lichen Planus
- White patches or white, lacy net-like pattern
- Ulcers or patches of irregular redness
- Purplish, flat bumps, most often on the inner forearm, wrist or ankle, and sometimes the genitals.
- Blisters that break to form scabs or crusts
- Painful sores in the mouth or vagina
- Nail damage or loss, Change in scalp colour, hair loss of affected part
The first line of treatment (allopathy) usually is a topical corticosteroid cream or ointment which prevent tissue damage that can be caused by excessive inflammation. These topical corticosteroids constrict the capillaries (smallest blood vessels) and reduce swelling and pain.
Homeopathic treatment for lichen planus
Among the alternative choice of treatment of lichen planus, homeopathy offers naturally sourced remedies that safely act to treat Lichen Planus, but also prove to be successful in ensuring there is no recurrence of this skin condition.
Dr Kirti Vikram talks of homeopathic treatment of Lichen planus (both oral and skin) in his You Tube video titled "Lichen planus! Homeopathic medicine for lichen planus?? explain!" The choice of prescribed remedies are as follows
Kit 1 - Homeopathic medicines for Lichen Planus of skin
Rhus tox 30, 2 drops 3 times a day - symptoms of lichen planus like red skin eruptions, with burning is suitably treated with this medicine
- Bio combination 20, 4 tablets 3 times a day. BC20 is a good skin disease remedy. It contains Kali Sulph for flat skin bumps, skin burning & itching. Natrum Muriaticum for blisters , eczema type raw red skin inflammations, Calcarea fluorica for scar tissues , skin swellings with whiteness of skin
- Thuja 200 - Weekly once a week (every Sunday) , a good medicine for auto immune disease, Thuja is ideal treatment for Lichen Planus of pigmented variety. The patient has hyperpigmented brown-coloured spots. The spots are marked on the face, hands and arms
- Variolinum 200, 2 drops in morning once a day in the morning. Lichen planus of the mouth, vagina, nails, and scalp can cause scarring. After the bumps go away, in some they may leave a dark brown area on the skin. Variolinum alongwith Thuja is used for the removal of ugly scars left after cure of lichen planus, small pox and chicken pox
Kit Contents: 4 units of sealed medicines, 3 dilutions of 30ml each, 1 tablet of 25Gms
Kit 2 - Lichen planus for Mouth (Oral) or GI tract
- Sulphur 30, 2drops in morning: Cutaneous Lichen Planus patients with papules and extreme skin dryness respond very well to Sulphur. Patients complain of worsening of itching towards night time and when getting warm in bed. Scratching is also marked and provides some relief from itching. Marked burning in palms and soles is a characteristic symptom for using Sulphur. The patient may also have an increased craving for sweets
- Borax 30, 2 drops three times a day. Borax is a top natural remedy for mouth lichen planus. It treats ulcers inside the cheeks and on tongue, mouth is very dry. Other symptoms are bitter taste in mouth and excessive heat in mouth
- Acid nitric 30, 2 drops three times a day. Nitric Acid is a useful to treat stinging pain in the sores of oral lichen planus which may be pricking and splinter-like pain in some cases. The sores are located inside the cheeks, the inner side of lips and edges of the tongue. The sores are deep and have a swollen surface. The tongue may be coated white or yellow coated. A foul odor from the mouth is also present.
- Thuja 200 -- Weekly once a week (every Sunday) , a good medicine for auto immune disease
He advises that these medicines need to be taken for 3-4 months regularly for good results
Kit contents: 4 units of sealed medicines, 4 dilutions of 30ml each
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