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Posted by: lobo | 2004/02/26

concern

Hello Doc,
could you please explain what LICHEN PLANUS is and what medication needs to be taken. mark on the chin and sore feeling on penis.had it for a while now.
many thanks.
lobo.

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Lobo, lichen planus is a self-limiting disorder that may last for years. The only treatment that works in the acute/active stage is cortisone. Occlusive cortisone treatment i.e. cortisone cream covered by something like Glad wrap®, is usually the most successful. A sedating antihistamine in the evening should help a lot for the itching if it is present. Let me know if you have more questions. Good luck.

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