A 7-year-old male child from Mumbai, Master K.R. (PIN: 38292) consulted for his Lichen Planus complaints at Life Force on 17th October 2018. He had developed hyperpigmented maculopapular lesions on bilateral feet, hands, waist, bilateral knees, and bilateral buttocks from the last 2 months with severe itching, and they were spreading gradually. He was applying steroid ointment in local form and taking anti-histamines orally from one month. His eruptions were getting suppressed till he continued the application of steroid ointment but would reappear on stopping it.
He was having a wheatish complexion with average height. He was a vegetarian by diet, chilly in temperament, with regular bowel movement and no urinary complaints.
He was studying in 1st grade and was very obstinate by nature and average in studies. His father was a businessman, and his mother was a homemaker. He had a 1-year-old younger sister.
He did not have any major past medical history. As per his family medical history, his mother was having an underactive thyroid.
Dr. Shah studied his case in detail and prescribed him a research-based molecule.
On 28th November 2018, when he visited our center for a follow-up, his relief from the complaints got better by almost 50%. All his eruptions were flattened and his relief from itching got better. He had stopped all his conventional treatment after starting treatment at Life Force.
When he visited us again on 28th January 2019, his relief from all his complaints was further better. Now, only hyperpigmented marks were present. He was not experiencing any itching and the progress of the disease had also been stopped. He was not any other medicine, except for our medicine.
When he last visited on 4th June 2019, he had experienced complete recovery from all his complaints. His hyperpigmented marks had also started fading. He was advised to stop the medicine as the child was completely better,
This case shows that Homeopathy is very effective in treating lichen Planus, even when it’s steroid-masked, and can treat the disease from within remarkably and safely without any side-effects.
Written by Dr. Neethu Jetwani, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah