Lichen simplex chronicus

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What is lichen simplex chronicus?

Lichen simplex chronicus is a skin disorder that leads to chronic itching and scratching. The repetitive scratching or rubbing eventually thickens the skin. It can look leathery, brownish, and scaly in the affected area.

Common symptoms reported by people with lichen simplex chronicus

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with lichen simplex chronicus

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
lichen simplex chronicus (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
1
Tried for
lichen simplex chronicus (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
lichen simplex chronicus (1)

Data from patients with lichen simplex chronicus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with lichen simplex chronicus

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Perceived effectiveness
for lichen simplex chronicus (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
lichen simplex chronicus (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for lichen simplex chronicus (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
lichen simplex chronicus (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Perceived effectiveness
for lichen simplex chronicus (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
lichen simplex chronicus (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with lichen simplex chronicus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has lichen simplex chronicus on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 3
30s 0
40s 3
50s 7
60s 5
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

74% Female
26% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 8
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from lichen simplex chronicus patients who have completed their condition history
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