Homeopathy Treatment for Lichen planus

Homeopathic Treatment for Lichen Planus

Lichen planus is a disease affecting the skin, nails, scalp, mouth, and/or genitals. It is an autoimmune, chronic, inflammatory, and non-infectious condition of the skin which is characterized by flat reddish to purplish eruptions anywhere on the body. In the case of lichen planus affecting the mouth or genitals, it may appear as ulcers or erosions.

Lichen planus is a difficult and stubborn disease. It not only affects the skin, but can also affect the mouth (the inner side of the cheeks, tongue, gums, and palate i.e. roof of the mouth), scalp, nails, and the private parts (genitals). However, all the patients may not be affected in all the areas at the same time, but about 70% of people typically have lichen planus on the skin, and about 15%-20% of the patients may have lichen planus affecting their mouth which is called as oral lichen planus. 7%-10% of the patients may have genital lichen planus, 5%-7% of the affected individuals may have their nails affected with lichen planus, and around 3%-4% may have lichen planus affecting their scalp which is called as lichen planopilaris.

How Homeopathy can help in curing Lichen Planus ?

Lichen planus is a difficult, chronic, and stubborn disease to treat, but, with homeopathy, its recovery from this skin condition is possible. Homeopathy is the first line of treatment for Lichen Planus.

Scope Of Homeopathy: The scope of homeopathy is varied in different cases of lichen planus. Homeopathy is strongly recommended for the majority of the cases of lichen planus. One should think of homeopathy when the case is recently detected and not tampered with steroids. Homeopathy is well indicated in types of oral lichen planus, lichen planopilaris, and lichen planus pigmentosa where the focus is majorly to control the disease spread with some reduction in the lesions. Since lichen planus is an autoimmune disease, which tends to spread, controlling the further spread is also a good achievement in the treatment.

Duration Of Treatment: The duration of treatment depends on the time since the patient had the disease. The more chronic the disease, the longer is the treatment required. If steroids were used for a longer period in the earlier treatment, the resultant is a complex disease that becomes a challenging condition to reverse. Skin lichen planus is relatively easier to treat than oral lichen planus and lichen planus of the scalp and genitals.