Lichen planus

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What is lichen planus?

Lichen planus is a recurrent chronic inflammatory disorder that affects the skin, mucous membranes, genitalia, scalp (lichen planopilaris) and nails characterized by itchy patches, lesions or rashes.

Common symptoms reported by people with lichen planus

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 planus

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

(Clobex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
lichen planus (3)
Treatment name(s)

(fluocinolone oil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
lichen planus (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
lichen planus (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Betnovate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
lichen planus (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

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

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

(Clobex)
Perceived effectiveness
for lichen planus (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
lichen planus (3)
Treatment name(s)

(fluocinolone oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for lichen planus (1 evaluation)
Side effects
itching
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
lichen planus (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Perceived effectiveness
for lichen planus (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
lichen planus (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness headaches 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
itchy skin
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Betnovate)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
lichen planus (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 3
30s 14
40s 16
50s 28
60s 26
70+ 15
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 11
50-59 years 13
60-69 years 6
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 27
Female 78

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 67
Not Diagnosed 1

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