Lichen Planus Treatment & Management

Updated: Feb 24, 2020
  • Author: Tsu-Yi Chuang, MD, MPH, FAAD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Lichen planus (LP) is a self-limited disease that usually resolves within 12-18 months. Mild cases can be treated with fluorinated topical steroids. More severe cases, especially those with scalp, nail, and mucous membrane involvement, may need more intensive therapy. For details, see Medication.

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Consultations

Consult a dermatologist.

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