Lichen Planus

Lichen planus is a non-infectious condition that causes swelling and irritation in the skin, nails, hair, and mucous membranes. People with lichen planus have purple flat bumps on the skin, itching, blisters, white patches in the mouth, sores in mouth and genitals, and hair loss. Corticosteroids, antibiotics, antihistamines, retinoids, and immune response medicines are used in its treatment.

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What does a lichen planus look like?

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed two small red patches on my glans penis one and a half years ago. Very mildly elevated, red, and maybe a bit shiny. I saw a different color and skin texture. Sometimes more prominent and visible than other times, but always it is there. And they are slowly growing. There are fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is going more in favor of lichen planus of glans. However, classical cases of lichen planus are associated with intense itching, but some cases are not associated with itching. You can try Fluticasone cream once daily for two to three weeks to see whether it is subsi...  Read Full »

I have red raised areas on my arms, thighs and buttocks. How to treat them?

Query: Hi doctor,I have red raised areas on my arms, thighs, and buttocks. They are bigger than pimples but not big like a boil or ingrown hairs. I have itching and it gets sore. I think this to be a contagious infection because my husband has a few spots also.   Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Please answer my questions to guide you further and to confirm the diagnosis. Please mention from when you start to have these bumps or rashes, the appearance of these lesions on the arms, thighs, or buttocks, its exact location on the arms wh...  Read Full »

What could be the bump with mild itching and scaling on scratching?

Query: Hello doctor,I usually test for STD's every six months as I am sexually active. I am a 22-year-old male. I met a girl and had sex with her. She told me that this is her second time ever having sex, and she was in a monogamous relationship since she was in high school. I developed this bump after hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The attached photograph is not clear (attachment removed to protect patient identity). And from whatever I could see, it does not look like any STD unless it started as fluid-filled lesions. Can you share some clear, focused pictu...  Read Full »

Why do I have a tiny black spot on my foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor, I have tiny black spots on my penis foreskin for the last two to three days. The areas do not itch, or I do not see any swelling or discomfort. Kindly suggest something to treat this. I am unmarried and not sexually involved with anyone.  Read Full »


Dr. Hari Pathave

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing the information. It looks like a genital lichen planus. Other possibilities are bowenoid papulosis, a rare case of syphilis. You can go for a skin punch biopsy for confirmation, which will confirm the diagnosis, and according to that, the treatm...  Read Full »

I have rash on penis that is painful after sex. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a rash on my penis. I had a biopsy done and the doctor told me it showed nothing on it. It is just vibrant and red and can be painful after sex or masturbating.  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be psoriasis or lichen planus (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Does it itch?. Though you may use a moderately potent topical steroid like Fluticasone propionate or Triamcinolone acetonide for it but I suggest you to try Tacrolimus 0.1 % oint...  Read Full »

Why is there a white round patch in the tongue with reflux symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I am very healthy, 36 years old, with 180 lbs and a height of 6.4 feet. I usually exercise regularly. Three years back, after a stressful year, and switching to a vegan diet for several months, I had nagging reflux symptoms (sore throat, sore tongue, colored tongue, and bitter taste). So...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you may be suffering from nagging reflux symptoms like sore throat, sore tongue, colored tongue, and bitter taste with a white patch on the tongue. According to the picture (attachmen...  Read Full »

What Are These Rashes On The Corona Of My Glans Penis?

Query: Hello doctor, It has been four months since I have been suffering this problem. I have been to the sexual clinic. They say that all my tests were negative. They keep saying it is a non-sexual rash. I have had this white spot near my urethral opening for three months which is what is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The spots near the tip are a normal variation perhaps due to the keratinized mucous membrane near the tip as it is exposed and therefore it has a slightly rough texture. They are not warts.  I am more concerned about the rash on the corona of the glans. It look...  Read Full »

What is the transparent shiny red skin on penis with burning sensation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old. I observed something on the penis. It is like it burns and is red in color. I do not have any pain and itching. I started applying Clobesym-OZ cream. Now it seems some transparent shiny skin developing on it and also other parts of skin around it started becoming sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Clobesym (Miconazole) is a potent steroid based cream and whatever you are noticing now are the side effects of steroid usage. For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://ww...  Read Full »

Is Colchicine the recommended best treatment for lichen planus?

Query: Hello doctor, Is Colchicine safe for breastfeeding mothers? I have been prescribed Colchicine for the treatment of my oral lichen planus condition. However, I am still nursing and breastfeeding my one-year-old child. I am wondering if the medication is safe to consume given that I am still nursing ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naseer Bhat

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your treatment for oral lichen planus, you need to take a topical corticosteroid and Colchicine is an appropriate treatment for it. I am posting here a study regarding the use of Colchicine by a group of lactating mothers and you can see the results yourse...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for spots on the penis.

Query: Hi doctor, I have several spots on my penis from my childhood. Sometimes, when I masturbate few times in a day it gets rip and start to hurt. As I am going to be married soon, I would like to get rid of these first.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before giving you a solution, I would like to get answer for the following questions. Do you have itching there? Are they increasing in numbers? Do you have any other site affected? Have you experienced any white lacy lesion in mouth? Revert back with th...  Read Full »

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