Lichen Planus and Hair Loss

Is there anything that can be done for lichen planus? Had it on my legs and arms for over 2 years and its now on my scalp. I’m losing hair in patches and i’m afraid it will never return. How can i combat this to make sure i keep my hair? Thanks

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Unfortunately, lichen planus is a chronic medical condition in which there is no definitive cure. When it affects the hair, it may grow back in time. There’s really not much help I can offer. There are treatments for the disease, but nothing that works 100% of the time for everyone. Please follow up with your primary care doctor or a dermatologist.

Tags: lichen planus, hair loss, hairloss

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  1. I had LP for 1 1/2 years before I was finally diagnosed. I had it on my trunk,legs,arms,neck and in my mouth. When my doctor recommended I try immune suppresant drugs I asked him if that would open me up to cancer? He said it would. I declined. He gave me a huge jar of cream. I read the side affects and promptly threw it straight in the trash bin. I went on ebay and purchased several antique health manuals. It said in all of them that LP was caused by a poor immune system. How do you boost your immune system? I went to a nutritionist. I started taking enzymes, vitamin E, vitamin A, zinc, bioflavinoids, Vitamin C, Cod liver oil and it started going away. It started going away on my arms. Then my legs. I continued with the vitamins. It started leaving my trunk slower, but going. Then I started using a non-flouridated toothpaste with tea tree oil in it and my mouth started feeling much better. Then I wondered what are the properties of tea tree oil? Then I added Grapefruit Seed Extract tablets to my list of daily capsules and it completely left. I have been free of LP for 2 years. I continue to take the vitamins.

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