A 71 years-old beautiful lady, Mrs. L.T. (Patient Identification Number 19914) a teacher by profession visited Life Force Center on 19th September 2012 for treatment of Lichen Planus which began 4 months back. At the beginning of the case, she described her symptoms as:
"My Lichen Planus started on both legs, abdomen, forearms and buttocks. It gave me severe itching, and burning pains. I was very much stressed as it was spreading.”
In addition to the Lichen Planus, she also had recently diagnosed Diabetics Mellitus.
In her medical history it was found that her Lichen Planus was cortisone masked as she was on topical as well as oral cortisone.
Emotionally she was very sensitive with no major stress. She loves teaching and stitching dresses for weddings. She was a hardworking and energetic women.
She had preference for vegetarian diet and had an average thirst. Thermally she was chilly with average perspiration all over a body. In her family, her father had Diabetics Mellitus and her mother has Colon Cancer.
After studying the case in details Dr. Rajesh Shah advised her to reduce the frequency of cortisone ointment and slowly stop it (chances of resurfacing were explained) and prescribed her research based medicine.
At the 2 months follow up Mrs. L. T. reported that her Lichen Planus has stopped spreading and no new lesions were seen which used to be a common phenomenon before starting medicines. She was relaxed emotionally and convinced about the treatment.
At the 5 months follow-up, Mrs. L. T. reported that her Lichen Planus has healed by 50%. Her most prominent symptoms of severe itching, and burning pains were under control; and eruptions subsided.
After 8 months of follow up, Mrs. L. T. showed 100% improvement. All the Lichen Planus lesions had healed and there were no new spots in the last six months.
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