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Ways That Can Help You Treat Lichen Planus

What Is Lichen Planus?

Lichen planus is a disorder characterized by irritation and swelling in the mucous membranes, nails, hair, and skin. When affecting the skin, it typically shows as flat and itchy lumps that grow over a couple of weeks. On the other hand, lichen planus in the mucous membranes, vagina, or mouth tends to cause white spots and painful sores. In most cases, symptoms are mild and can be treated at home without medical intervention. When the condition persists and disrupts your life, certain prescription medications should be taken to reduce itching or pain. [1]