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Homeopathic Remedies for Lichen Planus Treatment

Homeopathic Remedies for lichen Planus
Lichen Planus is a chronic non-infectious inflammatory condition affecting the skin and mucous membranes inside the mouth.Lichen Planus is an autoimmune disorder. This means that the immune system targets cells of the oral mucous membranes. The reasons are not known. Lichen Planus affecting the skin is termed Cutaneous Lichen Planus. It shows the presence of flat-topped, purple-coloured, shining papules (hard elevation without fluid) on the skin, sometimes with white, lacy lines. The eruptions itch considerably. The papules may appear in rings or in a line. The main sites are inner forearm, wrist, legs, ankles, and face.Lichen Planus affecting mucous membranes is termed Mucosal Lichen Planus. When the mucosal lining of mouth is involved, it is termed Oral Lichen Planus. Oral Lichen Planus includes inner cheeks, lips, tongue and gums. Other mucosal surface includes oesophagus, larynx, pharynx, genitals (penis/scrotum in males anda vulva/vagina in females). In Mucosal Lichen Planus, the main presentation is white patches or white, lacy net-like pattern, ulcers or patches of irregular redness.Like for other skin disorders, Homeopathy is very effective as a remedy for Lichen Planus patients too. The natural Homeopathic remedies for Lichen Planus, that are completely safe with zero side effects, not only act to treat Lichen Planus, but also prove to be successful in ensuring there is no recurrence of this skin condition.

Top Natural Homeopathic Remedies for Lichen Planus

1. Sulphur: Best Remedy for Lichen Planus with Papules, Extreme Skin Dryness

Sulphur is the most efficient and widely used natural medicine to treat various kinds of skin disorders. It is also of great help in the treatment of lichen Planus. Cutaneous Lichen Planus patients with papules and extreme skin dryness respond very well to Sulphur. The skin is very dirty and unhealthy in persons needing Sulphur. Extreme itching in the eruptions is best treated by this remedy. Most patients needing Sulphur complain of worsening of itching towards night time and when getting warm in bed. Scratching is also marked and provides some relief from itching. In most persons,a burning sensation follows scratching. Frequent increase in eruptions is also seen in persons who can benefit from Sulphur. Most attacks are in spring season. Along with these symptoms, a marked burning in palms and soles is a characteristic symptom for using Sulphur. The patient may also have an increased craving for sweets. thus sulphur ranks among the top remedies for Lichen Planus

2. Merc Sol: One of the Best Remedies for Oral Lichen Planus

Merc Sol is one of the top natural remedies for Lichen Planus. Merc Sol is the ideal remedy when the main complaint given by the patient is irregular ulcers inside the cheeks. The edges are not well defined. The cheeks give a very unhealthy and dirty appearance. In addition to these ulcers, there are a few characteristic symptoms that need to be considered. The first symptom is increased saliva in the mouth. The second is highly offensive odour from the mouth. When these two symptoms are present in addition to the ulcers, then medicine Merc Sol provides a very beneficial treatment.Along with these symptoms, a few patients also feela metallic taste in mouth. An increased thirst for water may also be present for using remedy Merc Sol. . Merc sol Ranks among the top remedies for lichen planus when oral cavity is involved

3. Borax: For Oral Lichen Planus with Ulcers Inside Cheeks and on Tongue

Among the bunch of natural remedies for Lichen Planus, Borax is most often used for Oral lichen. Patients who really benefit from Borax have ulcers inside the cheeks and on tongue. In contrast to Merc Sol, remedy Borax works well when the mouth remains extremely dry. A bitter taste in mouth may be present. Excessive heat in mouth is a marked symptom to be taken note of.

4. Sulphur Iod: Top Treatment for Lichen Planus of Face, Arms

Sulphur Iod is considered the best natural medicine for Lichen Planus of face and well as arms. The face and arms are covered with papular eruptions, with constant itching. Sulphur Iod holds a great promise in curing the face and arm from Lichen Planus.

5. Plantago: For Lichen Planus When Oral cavity is Involved

Plantago is another natural medicine of great help in the treatment of Oral Lichen Planus. It is a very effective remedy when the area involved is inside cheeks, plus the tongue in most cases.

6. Thuja: For Lichen Planus of Pigmented Variety

A natural medicine that gives wonderful results in the treatment of Lichen Planus is Thuja. Thuja proves to be ideal treatment for Lichen Planus of pigmented variety. The patient has hyperpigmented brown-coloured spots. The spots are marked on the face, hands and arms.

7. Anthrakokali: For Lichen Planus with Eruptions on hand, feet

Anthrakokali is a very rare natural medicine that can help a number of Lichen Planus patients. Being rare does not mean that this natural remedy has a less powerful effect than other well known medicines. Anthrakokali shows its effect when papular eruptions are prominently present on hands and feet. The papules may also cover scrotum in males. Intense itching in the papular eruptions is always present. This medicine also gives good results in the Lichen Planus cases where the dominant site is skin over tibia (a bone in front of the leg).

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  1. Hello Dr Sharma,
    My name is Chetna. I am 60 years old. I am suffering from Oral Lichen Planus from almost 2 years. My tongue is white and there are white – blue lines all around the mouth. Sometime I get red watery blisters inside the mouth. I cannot eat anything spicy with green or red pepper. Every evening, I get burning feeling in mouth and bad taste. I feel like eating juicy fruits.
    Now I got purple-black spots on my neck. Initially the spots were papular and itchy but now they are flat. I visited dermatologist and the diagnosis is Lichen Planus.
    I also take medicine for Hypothyroidism and for pinch nerve (due to degenerated disc). I am not very happy person as there are several disappointments in life. I work full time.
    Please guide which medicine will be best for me.
    I appreciate your help.

  2. Pamela Edwards says:

    I have been experiencing this for over a year now. The inside of my mouth feels so so different and my lips have been chapped for a very long time and will not heal. I always keep Vaseline with me at all time. Please, can you tell me if there is a natural remedy I can use at home or what to do to help with this disease.

  3. Lynn Turck says:

    It never goes away! Its on my lower lip and tongue. Lichen planus has been with me for 10 years and it is getting worse.


  4. Sanjay Kumar says:

    Sir m. Oral lichen planus s 2year. S preshan h. Muj. Medician bato. Alopathy Medician bhut jaada l chuka h. Er koi fark nhi pad raha h.

  5. Dr Sharma can you suggest a remedy for lichen sclerosis.

  6. i have bald spots from lichen planus. currently applying thuja r tract and eating homeopathic meds like skin pills. thyroidinum snd sea salt pill. would these bald spots go away

  7. I had lichen planus when I was 20 years old. It was on the front lower part of my leg. It remained there for 37 years. It disappeared for almost three years. It is now on the opposite leg (lower part of leg). What is the best homeopathic medicines I can use for this.

    • Hello Dr Sharma,

      I was recently diagnosed with lichen planus, I have spareness in upper and lower part of my jaw mostly, above the gums and it hurts when I eat spicy food. Please let me know which medicine will help me. I also have hypothyroidism and asthma.

  8. I was diagnosed as having lichen plants about 10 years ago and now have noticed in the last month the same on my face, cheek bone and eyebrow and in crease of my laugh lines, it looks to me like a type of lichen planus and it practically appeared overnight. If it was sun damage it would be a slower progression.
    Any comments or remedies?

  9. Satish Saxena says:

    In around 1965 I had bilateral Lichen Planus on my Shins. This was biopsied and diagnosed in a Teaching hospital, New Delhi. That time I was advised by my Ameature Uncle practicing HOMEOPATHY to take Thuja 30. I took it and then forgot all about it. After about three weeks I suddenly remembered that I had no itching.
    In 2000 while a dentist examining my teeth noticed some white patch on lower gums. It was biopsied and found to be Lichen Planus.
    In 2014, I had to consult a dentist in a teaching hospital here in London. They again biopsied and diagnosed 1. Oral Lichen planus + 2. Hyperkeratosis.
    Now I would like your advice. I was thinking of trying Thuja 100



  11. Prakash says:

    Hello sir
    I am having a problem of LP on hand and feet.
    Please suggest me a remedy.
    Black spot are remain on some places this occurs from last month.
    Can you please suggest me treatment.

  12. Peter Eiden says:

    I need a remedy for the finger name is Peter Eiden

    • एनथराकोकली की कितनी पोटेंसी देनी होगी, क्या सल्फर साथ दे सकते हैं

  13. Sanjay Chauhan says:

    Dr Kaur my son 20* years old has lichen planus brown marks on face since last 8 months… Is thuja an ideal aryuveda medicine for him or u suggest something else. Regards Sanjay

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  15. Ritu Sharma says:

    Dear Dr Sharma, I have lichen planus primarily on my feetand soles, spots keep appearing on my arms and body. I am fine during the day however I get a lot of itching during the night. Please advise me on the medicines I need to take to cure it. Thank you. Regards Ritu Sharma

  16. Dear Dr . Sharma,

    I have been suffering from liche Planus Pigmentosa. Dark brown patches on fore head , cheeks around the mouth and discoloration on the face . My hair has been thinning pou and even got a bald spot in front of my face little above fore head. I did not want to take Allopathy as I heard negative comments from people
    My pigmentosa has spread to the neck also.
    I am very concerned about my situation and I look forward for your advise.

    Thanking you,
    Usha. Sachdev

    • i have bald spots from lichen planus. currently applying thuja r tract and eating homeopathic meds like skin pills. thyroidinum snd sea salt pill. would these bald spots go away

  17. I have this flared up in my mouth.

    I went to get my third set of amalgam fillings out yesterday and they were unable to proceed bc my gums were so inflamed.

    Based on your notes, would these 3 be the best for me to take: merc sol, borax, plantago?


  18. Hemalatha says:

    I m sufferin from lichen planus. Allopathic treatment go invain. I am fed up with severe itching on my legs and back. I have been prescribed omnacortin and other 2 tablets. The problem is that when I stoo taking the tablets, it increase like anything. I am thinking to go for homeaopathy. Plese advice whether it is curable or not.

    Please revert me.


  19. Dear doctor, I’m suffering from Oral Lichen plains from one and half year. Allopathic treatment go in vain. My two checks, lower lips and tongue affected. In homeopathy what is the best medicine for help me.
    Please reply me.

    • Hemalatha says:

      I m sufferin from lichen planus. Allopathic treatment go invain. I am fed up with severe itching on my legs and back. I have been prescribed omnacortin and other 2 tablets. The problem is that when I stoo taking the tablets, it increase like anything. I am thinking to go for homeaopathy. Plese advice whether it is curable or not.

      Please revert me.


  20. stephen eden says:

    I suspect I have oral lichen planus.Would homeopthic Borax help.I have it at home-30c strength?

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