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How should I cleanse my skin if I have lichen planus?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Lichen planus is a very common bumpy, itchy rash that appears on the skin, mouth, fingernails, or scalp. Though it can go away on its own, it's best to get a diagnosis from a dermatologist if you think you may have the condition. Besides offering you treatment options, your doctor can advise you on the best skin-care routine and may recommend that you try an oatmeal bath to soothe the skin and calm the itch. You can find oatmeal bath products at your local pharmacy.

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