Rapidly spreading Lichen Planus was treated successfully within a year’s treatment.
Mr. J. D. visited our Borivali clinic on 23rd March 2012 for his skin complaints. He was a 37 years old, C.A. professional. He had been diagnosed with Lichen Planus since 1.5 months. It had rapidly spread on his entire body. He had itching, scaling and dryness. The skin was thickened on the spots. There were pustules on the back and the thighs. He also had swelling over the feet and soles. He had taken conventional medicines for 20 days in the past. He was stressed in his professional area.
He had been diagnosed with high blood pressure 3 – 4 years ago and was taking allopathic medicines.
There was no specific liking or disliking in food. He was tolerant to both warm and cold temperature. His thirst and perspiration were normal. His sleep was sound and refreshing.
He was a CA working in a private firm since last 8 years. His wife was a home maker. He had a daughter who was studying. He was staying in a joint family with parents.
He was short tempered and workaholic. He was sensitive towards his family. If his work was not done as per his conditions he would shout on the employees. He enjoyed being in a company. He liked appreciation in his work. He was manipulative and image conscious.
His father was suffering from high blood pressure and had undergone a bypass surgery. His paternal grandmother suffered from psoriasis. One of his paternal aunt and maternal uncle had some skin disease.
His case was studied in depth by Dr. Shah and he was prescribed a research based medicine. As there were blister like eruptions on his legs he was advised a skin biopsy by Dr. Shah.
On 7th April he came with the biopsy reports which confirmed Lichen Planus.
He later visited on 24th April with considerable improvement in his Lichen Planus. The scaling, burning, pain and itching were significantly reduced. The cracks on the spots had healed. The hyper pigmentation did not find any change. There were few new spots of hyper-pigmentation on ear and hands, but the old existing spots were same.
He visited on 15th June with around 30% improvement in his Lichen Planus. The pain in the spots was felt only in the legs and soles. The itching, scaling, cracks and burning was almost nil. The rate of spread had decreased significantly. He would get few new spots which would subside within a few days. His case was reviewed by Dr. Shah and medicines were prescribed.
On 26th July he reported with further improvement in his Lichen Planus. The spread had stopped. The old spots were showing signs of healing. The hyper pigmented spots on hands and upper body were lightening. The spots on the lower body were stable. The itching would occasionally occur at night. His prescription was upgraded by Dr. Shah.
He reported on 4th September with further improvement. The spots on lower body were also healing. The hyper pigmented spots were lightening. The itching, cracks, scaling and burning had further improved.
On 7th October he was happy to report over 50% improvement in his Lichen Planus. The hyper pigmentation was further better in the hands, but not much on lower body. His sleep had also improved.
He reported on 25th December with overall 60% improvement. There were no new spots. The hyper pigmented spots on hands were further better. The lower body hyper pigmented spots also had started to improve.
He reported on 11th February with 70% improvement in his Lichen Planus. The spots on the lower body were also healing. The hyper pigmented spots were lightening. The itching, cracks, scaling and burning had further improved.
He reported on 22nd March with 80% improvement in Lichen Planus. The hyper pigmented spots on hands were better by 70% and the lower body spots were lightening by 25%.
He is continuing the medicine to attain complete recovery and is happy to achieve this result.
Uploaded by Dr Megha. on 23 march 2013.