Lichen simplex chronicus (LSC), a skin condition, is caused due to repeated chronic scratching and itching. Constant itching of the skin creates thick, leathery, and darkened skin. The common regions affected are the sides of the neck, scalp, ankles, vulva, pubis, scrotum, and extensor sides of forearms. It can occur in persons having skin allergies, eczema, psoriasis, nervousness, anxiety, depression, and other emotional problems. It is treated by using topical corticosteroids and emollients.
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Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old male. I have this skin condition right above my left ankle and its been there for almost 15 years. I have tried to get it treated a few times but, it just did not go away. Sometimes, it is itchy but at others it is fine. The last time I saw a dermatologist, she p... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see dry, raised, hyperpigmented, scaly lesions. This is lichen simplex chronicus (LSC) and is usually itchy. The ointment with Betamethasone and Salicylic acid ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have a small formation in my leg which developed approximately before three years. I have attached the images for your reference. It is brown in color, somewhat similar to a burn. It itches sometimes and it is very dry in nature. This formation was initially around 2 cm, but now has inc... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and well understand your concern. You are having lichen simplex chronicus (LSC). It arises because of repetitive scratching or rubbing. I could see thickening of the skin with variable flakes... Read Full »