Glossary On Self Care Tips for Lichen Planus

At Dr. Batra's, we have treated a large number of patients of lichen planus and have made certain clinical observations to what helps the patients apart from the treatment and what can help them to prevent further outbreaks of this condition. Here are some of the valuable tips that can help you deal with lichen planus in an easier way:

  • Use cool compresses to control the itching
  • Keep your skin well hydrated - use oil or moisturizer over the lesions to prevent them from drying up as dry skin gets a lot more itchy
  • Avoid skin injury as new lesions tend to crop up at places of injury
  • Keep your nails short if your itching tends to be severe
  • Take adequate measures to control stress - practice yoga, meditation, etc.
  • If you know that you are sensitive to certain drugs that can cause lichen planus, make sure your doctor is aware of this. Let them prescribe you some alternative drugs whenever required.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol and using tobacco products if you have lichen planus in the mouth
  • Visit your dentist twice a year to check for oral cancer if you have oral lichen planus
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