A 17-years-old boy, Mr. A.P.K. (PIN 30874) consulted at Life Force for his lichen planus complaints on the 6th January 2017. He had developed hyperpigmented & scattered spots on his arms, abdomen, back, and both legs since four months. He had a few small spots on his groin area, but after applying some ointment they were covered. His disease had progressed very rapidly since four months. He was taking allopathic medicine since one month, but he was not getting any significant result. Besides lichen planus, he was suffering from tonsillitis since 14 years. He was not taking any medicines for it.
He had a fair skin and had a large build. He was non-vegetarian by diet. He desired spicy food, milk, and chicken. He didn’t like the tomato. His thirst and perspiration were average. His bowel movements were regular. His sleep was sound.
He was a student of class 12th. His father was doing his own business of stationary, and his mother was helping her husband in his business.
She had dengue fever in his past history. In his family, his mother was suffering from underactive thyroid and his paternal grandfather was suffering from eczema.
Dr. Shah studied his case in detail and prescribed him research-based molecule.
On 16th February 2017, when he gave his first follow-up, his complaints had started to show improvement. All the spots had become dull in colour and his relief from itching had improved by more than 75%. In his tonsillitis complaint, his condition had improved a lot. He got 75% improvement in it.
A few months later on 26th May 2017, when the patient gave his follow-up, the patient informed that his lichen planus had improved a lot. Also, his itching had totally stopped. No new spots had appeared. His relief from tonsillitis complaint was also improved.
A few months later on 26th October 2017, he informed that no new spots had appeared. Only hyper-pigmentation of lichen planus spots was remaining. All spots were in inactive form. Overall his condition had improved by more than 80%. His relief from tonsillitis was also improved.
The patient is still continuing the homeopathic treatment from Life Force for further improvement.
This case highlights that homeopathy is highly effective in treating lichen planus and offers a great relief to the affected person safely without any side-effects.
- Written by Dr. Priyanka A, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah