Lichen striatus is a species of lichens that are popular for home remedies. The lichen is typically recognized by its yellow or orange spots of various sizes. It not only cleans the skin and the surrounding areas, but it also has a lot of health benefits. This article is all about what lichen striatus can do for our health.
Lichen Striatus Natural Treatment
The onset of lichen planus can be sudden or gradual. The first attack may last for weeks or months, and recurrences may happen for years. The bumps at first are 2 mm-4 mm in diameter, with angular borders and a violet color. An excess of pigment (hyperpigmentation) may develop in the affected skin as the lesions persist. If lichen planus involves the scalp, it can permanently damage the hair follicles, producing a patch of bald skin called lichen planopilaris. If lichen planus involves the finger or toenails, scarring often occurs, producing permanently malformed nails. Ulcerative lichen planus may occur if oral or vaginal lining tissue (mucosa) are involved.
Mucous membranes: Lichen planus of the mucous membranes of the mouth and genitals is common. It appears as a white, lacy rash on the inside of the cheeks or the vagina and may not cause symptoms. The oral rash often occurs prior to any skin involvement. More troublesome, although rare, is erosive lichen planus, which can be quite sore and uncomfortable. This erosive form typically causes the patient to complain of the shallow and often quite painful, recurrent ulcers in the mouth or genitals. Lichen planus of the female genitalia can involve the external vulvar mucosa and the internal vaginal mucosa. There is an association with cancer in these areas, so both the oral and vaginal tissues need to be monitored by a medical professional. (Source: www.medicinenet.com)