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Understanding Lichen Planus: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Lifestyle Changes

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What signs to look out for?

Lichen planus typically presents as itchy, flat-topped bumps or lesions that can appear anywhere on the body. These lesions may be reddish-purple in color and may have shiny or scaly surfaces. Common areas of occurrence include the wrists, ankles, lower back, genitalia, and inside the mouth. In some cases, lichen planus can also affect the nails, scalp, and mucous membranes. The intensity of symptoms can vary for each individual, ranging from mild discomfort to severe itching and pain.

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