Lichen planus: causes, symptoms, treatment

Lichen planus is a chronic skin disease, with a variety of skin rash (most often in the area of mucous membrane of the mouth).

They get sick members of both sexes in different age categories, however rash on mouth more common among women in the age of 50-60 years.

Lichen planus: the causes of disease

Factors influencing the emergence of the disease has not been fully established. Among the causes of the disease, the researchers question the following:

  • genetic predisposition;
  • nervous shocks;
  • administration of certain drugs;
  • exposure to allergens.

In addition, to the emergence of lichen planus inclined people in the body which occur chronic inflammatory processes.

Lichen planus: symptoms

The first sign of disease is rash, which are small nodules with a shiny surface. With a diameter of about 0.5 cm, color from pink to purple.

At the initial stages of the disease rash, separate, later merge.

The rash is manifested in the form of specific drawing, called net Wickham.

Additional symptoms include:

  • itching of the skin;
  • mucous;
  • pigmentation of the skin at the place, came down the lump.

In identifying these symptoms should seek immediate medical advice.

Treatment for lichen planus

The method of treatment is chosen depending on the extent of damage to the skin and the alleged causes of the disease.

As a rule, are assigned:

  • diet;
  • sedatives;
  • antihistamines;
  • physiotherapeutic procedures.

In some cases (with inflammatory processes) the appointment of antibiotics.

Treatment for lichen planus in the oral cavity lies in thorough renovation, the phototherapy and taking vitamins.

When red flat Stripping shown sanatorium treatment.

We offer a course of procedures for the treatment of lichen planus - mud therapy, balneotherapy, physiotherapy.

You can pass the course of treatment in our rehabilitation center. Details about its cost, accommodation in medical centre and proposed procedures learn the telephone numbers (04338) 2-20-86 (round the clock) or (04338) 2-25-77 (from 09.00 to 18.00). Or use the feedback form in Contacts