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How is lichen planus treated?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Your doctor may prescribe various treatments for lichen planus. Some medications used to treat this condition relieve itching, swelling, and inflammation. Other treatments may help to improve the appearance of skin affected by lichen planus. A dermatologist (a doctor who treats skin disorders) can explain all of your treatment options for lichen planus.

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