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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Does oral or genital herpes show symptoms like bloody blisters in mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been getting sores and things that look like blood blisters in my mouth for around six months. I had a swab test and blood work was done to rule out HSV. It came back negative. However, there is still a chance it could be HSV as it takes three to six months to show up in your b...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern may be oral lichen planus which is an autoimmune issue which is treatable. Or this can be aphthous stomatitis which are oral ulcers and they are also treatable. They flare due to low immunity of any reason, low iron in the blood, B12 deficiency, stress, ove...  Read Full »

I have rapidly increasing black spots on the legs. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 35-year-old female living in an island country. My concern is that I have black spots on my legs that are increasing rapidly. I have consulted many doctors and have taken different types of medicine, but there has been no improvement. What may be the reason for this? Do I have to wo...  Read Full »


Dr. Pathave Hari Shivaram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I can understand your concern. Thank you for providing the information. It looks like Lichen planus, a nonspecific allergy due to self immunity change. You have to take treatment for a few months regularly and follow up. A skin punch biopsy can be done to confirm the c...  Read Full »

What would be the differential diagnosis based on the biopsy report of the cheek?

Query: Hello doctor, If the biopsy report of the cheek (buccal mucosa, left) showed chronically inflamed stratified squamous epithelium and underlying fibrous connective tissue, which contains a number of irregularly shaped vascular spaces approximately the size of normal capillaries that contain numerous ...  Read Full »


Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The current biopsy results indicate a lichenoid type of lesion in the buccal mucosa. This type of picture can be seen due to various causes ranging from allergens to systemic drugs, anything causing irritation (like dentures), etc. Though the presence of rash, uveit...  Read Full »

Allergy on the head part of my penis and inner skin of my penis.

Query: Hi, I am a 26 year old male. I am having some allergy on the head part of my penis and the inner skin of my penis. Consulted a local doctor. The doctors are saying that, it is just an allergy and giving some tablets and ointments. But it is not recovering. Give me your advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us. There could be many causes for such lesions like fungal infection (candidal balanoposthitis), lichen planus, irritant dermatitis, and etc. Candidal BP is the most common cause amongst all. So right now, I would advise you that, wash the area with lukewarm water twic...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest an effective solution for granuloma annulare.

Query: Hi doctor, I consulted a doctor, and he told me I am suffering from dermatographic urticaria. A biopsy was performed on my hand then I learned that my chronic hand rash is granuloma annulare (GA). I have severe itching at the site where GA shows up. I have been suffering for many years with it. It w...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through the photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Well, granuloma annulare is a self-limiting and symptomless condition. Your biopsy has suggested it to be a case of granuloma annulare. Intense itching along with purplish p...  Read Full »

How to get rid of the patches formed on the inner surface of the cheek due to cheek biting?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male, and I have a patch on the inner side of my cheek from the past two weeks. It might be caused due to cheek bite, as I have a tendency to bite my cheek while eating. I have no pain and bleeding. I consulted a local dentist, and he said it does not look abnormal and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shamaz Mohamed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the snapshot of the patch you have sent me (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I have few questions before I diagnose the same. Do you have any burning sensation in that region of cheek while having food or just like that? Do you have...  Read Full »

Why do I have a faint line on my finger?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a faint line on my finger from past ten days. I am attaching a picture of the same. What is it?  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  There is nothing to worry, it is a single nail melanonychia. Nothing actively needs to be done. For further queries consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icl...  Read Full »

Are all white lesions in the mouth cancerous?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the reports of CT and biopsy tests of my mouth. Kindly assess my report. Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the biopsy and CT (computed tomography) scan report, you have likely developed a verrucous carcinoma or cancer, in other words, a lesion that might be potentially malignant or cancerous. But as per the report and my interpretation, you should not panic and ge...  Read Full »

What are the first signs of oral cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been very worried about my health lately. I would like to preface this by saying that I have been experiencing anxiety off late and I have a suspicion that some of these symptoms could be related to that. I am currently weaning off of Prednisone, which I have been taking for an all...  Read Full »


Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I want to clarify details regarding who advised you to start Prednisone, and for how long have you been on it as this a drug which suppresses your immunity and causes a secondary infection. Care should be take...  Read Full »

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

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 »

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