Lichen Planus - Symptoms and Signs

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What are lichen planus symptoms and signs?

Lichen planus itches with an intensity that varies in different people from mild to severe.

The onset of lichen planus can be sudden or gradual. The first attack may last for weeks or months, and recurrences may happen for years. The bumps at first are 2 mm-4 mm in diameter, with angular borders and a violet color. An excess of pigment (hyperpigmentation) may develop in the affected skin as the lesions persist. Rarely, a patchy, scarring bald (alopecia) area on the scalp occurs.

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Comment from: alamogirl2, Published: July 28

This morning as my alarm rang, I turned over to hit the snooze. As I did this, I got dizzy. It wasn't the type of dizziness you feel when you suddenly get up. It was like the room was spinning, but I felt it in my head. It lasted about 2 seconds. I stayed in bed for about 5 minutes and got up. I didn't feel nauseous, and my head didn't hurt. It was a strange feeling! I have experienced that same sensation approximately 2 other times in my life. I was younger then, so I ignored it. I don't know how many times I've turned over to turn the alarm off, and I've never gotten dizzy.

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Comment from: cberrl, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 01

After having mild lichen planus (LP) for years when I had teeth, I am now recently 74 and had the worst LP attack ever on in my mouth, with sore mouth and lips and a huge gash in my lower lip; very painful! Now I am getting better but it still bleeds a bit a night and it is painful to eat acidic foods. I need that 10 shots of gamma globulin and 10 shots of LypoZyme cure very much!

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