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Lichen planus


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Symptoms of lichen planus include raised purple-red blotches on your skin, white patches in your mouth and bald patches on your scalp.

A GP may prescribe creams and ointments to treat lichen planus. Steroid medicines or a special light treatment may be needed if it's severe.

There are things you can do to help lichen planus. Such as trying not to use soaps and body washes, and wearing loose-fitting clothes.

Lichen planus is a rash that can affect different parts of your body, including inside your mouth.

Page last reviewed: 02/08/2023
Next review due: 02/08/2026