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TX for lichen planus

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TX for lichen planus
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,
Did you use Hydrocortisone 1% 2-3 times a day?
Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
Lichen planus on the skin often clears up on its own in a couple years or less. If have used 1%, then I would recommend adding Diphenhydramine cream or tablets along with Hydrocortisone cream. Use it 2-3 times a day.
Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
A number of small studies indicate the possible benefit of vitamins A and B in treating lichen planus of the skin.
Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
If still no relief, then the next step would be to ask your doctor for a prescription for oral corticosteroid along with topical cream.
Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
The third step would be to consider tacrolimus (Protopic) and pimecrolimus (Elidel).
Please let me know if still have questions. Be sure to rate the answer.
Dr. Riaz, doctor of pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Professor
Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
If you meant to get a prescription, we are unable to write prescriptions. However, please click on the link below, if does not open, then copy and paste into your browser:
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Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
Please be sure to rate my answer as we only get credit when clients rate us. Take care.
Dr. Riaz, Doctor of Pharmacy