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Lichen Simplex Chronicus

A skin condition where the skin becomes thickened (lichenification) due to repeated friction, itching, or scratching is called lichen simplex chronicus. The skin becomes dry, scaly, and hyperpigmented. It is commonly seen in people suffering from seborrheic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, and psoriasis.

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I have white patches on the foreskin and penis tip. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 36 years old, noncircumcised male. I have a white patch on the inner side of my foreskin. and on the tip of the penis. I noticed it when the bridle got very short and I felt pain when retracting the foreskin for washing. It does not itch or pain but it goes around the foreskin. My...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern. Perhaps you have lichen simplex et atrophicus (LSeA). I request you to kindly upload a few images of the affected area so that I am able to confirm and guide you better. I hope this helps. Thank you.   Read Full »

I have an allergy on my right testicle. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29-years-old and I have an allergy on my right testicle. It is itchy and dry. Please suggest a solution for this problem.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from lichen simplex chronicus of the scrotum. I suggest using Mometasone cream twice daily for 10 days and tablet Teczine M (Levocetirizine and Motelukast) twice daily for 10 days. Consult a specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start takin...  Read Full »

How to treat small bulge of extra skin present on my thumb?

Query: Hello doctor, My thumb got burned two years back, it used to peel off and I used to keep biting and peeling it further. Now it has formed a small bulge of extra skin. Can I get rid of it?  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern. It seems you have developed hypertrophic scar or lichen simplex chronicus. Please attach a picture for better evaluation and best possible treatment.   Read Full »

Are there any chances for scrotal dermatitis to relapse?

Query: Hello doctor, I have scrotal dermatitis. My dermatologist gave me some steroid creams, riboflavin tablets, multivitamin and mineral tablets. It subsided and I was normal in ten days. But again it came back in another 2 or 3 months. When I consulted the doctor again, he said it is relapsing due to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you have mentioned as scrotal dermatitis can be lichen simplex chronicus (causing chronic itching and scratching). Since it is a relapsing disorder, it is very difficult to get control over the disease. It's etiology is not clear. Nutritional factors, stress and envi...  Read Full »

How to cure the raised, itchy, dark lesion present on my leg for the past three months?

Query: Hi doctor, I have raised, itchy, dark lesion on my leg that I noticed about three months ago, and I do not know what it is. Sometimes it swells and hurts. The skin does not break but becomes very irritated. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have two differential diagnoses for this. The first condition is known as lichen simplex chronicus, which is characterized by severe itching and skin thickening along with pigmentation. Common sites are legs, nape, and genitals. The s...  Read Full »

Why do I have permanent rashes on the sides of my neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had three scabs or sores on my body for a few months now and they did not heal. They are on my foot, back and hip. They are purple and red with a white dry patch over the top. They are extremely itchy. I also have a permanent rash on either side of my neck and outside my elbows....  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query and concern. Over the neck, it seems that you have Poikiloderma of Civatte (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Poikiloderma of Civatte refers to redness associated with a mottled pigmentation seen on the sides of the neck, more comm...  Read Full »

I am concerned about swelling and itching in the ankle and flexor area of my left leg. Kindly suggest treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from skin issues in the ankle area of my left foot and the flexor area of both legs with swelling and itching in that area. I have attached the photos. I am currently taking a Salbutamol inhaler as I am asthmatic and have used several medications. My complete bloo...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have reviewed the photos (attachments have been removed to protect the patient's privacy) and can depict the presence of lichen simplex chronicus (LSC). It arises because of repetitive scratching or rubbing. There is a thickening of th...  Read Full »

What could be the itchy pink spots on testicles?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not sure how long this has been going on, but I have these pink itch spots on my testicles. They dry up and peel some days. Sometimes it is bright pink. Other times it is just a grey spot. Usually, at night, they are extremely itch, and I cannot sleep.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Exactly how long it has been there? If not sure, then when you had noticed it? Any history of hypertension or diabetes mellitus? Any family history of psoriasis?   Read Full »

I am worried as my arms are itchy with black patches all over them and now they are spreading on other body parts too. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My arms are itchy with black patches all over it now spreading on other body parts. Due to itchiness scabs are there. I have used moisturizers and herbal products with no effect. The condition has gotten worse with time. This problem started about 10 years ago. I have never taken any m...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I have seen your pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). You are having Lichen simplex chronicus (LSC) or asteatotic dermatitis. It arises because of repetitive scratching or rubbing there is a...  Read Full »

My mother has black itchy spots on her feet. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother's skin has black spots somewhere on both feet that are just spreading linearly and causing itching. She has been having this problem for more than two years. We have consulted many doctors, but none can completely cure it as it grows during treatment as well. Prescribed medic...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query thoroughly and understand your concern. It seems your mother has developed lichen simplex chronicus. It arises because of repetitive scratching or rubbing, and there is a thickening of the skin with variable flakes. Lichen simplex chronicus usuall...  Read Full »

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