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Lichen Aureus

Lichen Aureus

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This is a chronic skin condition that results in yellowish or golden patches of pigmentation forming on the limbs. Although most common in children and young adults, it can strike at any age, and can occasionally spread beyond the limbs to the trunk of the body. Quite often the patches do not display any additional symptoms, but occasionally they can itch or cause discomfort. The symptoms can be treated by administering steroid creams to the affected area, but as the condition is benign, the risks associated with steroid use outweigh the potential benefits. Some success has been reported with ultraviolet light treatment, but normally the condition is left untreated.

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Hi I have these marks on both wrists that look like fake tan marks,they seemed to show up about two weeks ago,this morning on my left hand two more mark have arrived..they ate not raised or itchy.any idea what they might be?





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I have Lichen Sclerosis which I have finally got under control and the white patches are starting to reduce and rarely itch. I have done this by keeping to a gluten free, low oxalate, reduced dairy and no soya diet with a good vit and min supplements. Did a lot of research on the internet which has paid off as doctors only want to put me on steriods. Hope this helps other people





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do you have any specific sites I could look at? having trouble finding good pages..

I HAD LICHEN AUREUS ON MY RIGHT LEG FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.RED RASH FROM TOP OF LEG TO TOP OF FOOT.CANT FIND PICTURES OF MY RED RASH ON WEB SITES.I GUESS THERE IS KNOW CURE.STEROID CREAM DIDNT HELP ANY.IS THER ANY HELP? I am 72 yrs old





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I was diagnosed with Lichen Sclerosis at the age of 19,rather uncommon and unfortunate. Was diagnosed after 2 years of itching and peeling and how I would describe it as having Leather Skin down there,being told it was thrush. GP's definately do not know enough about this condition,if it is so persistent and easily mistaken as thrush why are GPs not reccomending tests for further diagnosis!!! the only way I found out was by going to the sexual health clinic and having a tonne of STI tests,and the GP luckily knew about LS and suggested a biopsy. 5 years on and it only flares up every now and then. to keep it at bay I use zinc and castor oil cream, aqueous cream and betnovate c cream. This truely is a horrid condition to live with, for those of you out there with LS, I know how you feel,and with treatment it can be bearable





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having read your comment i to was told by my doctor that i had lichens (about five years ago)since then i have have constant periods of redness and very sore round my vulva and bottom area i have also been told that it has been thrush and other skin infections.i am 67 years old sometimes i have also had the same red rash under my bust and i have been unable to wear my bra,i have aqueous cream also betnovate cream which does ease things but i cant help wonderring if i have somthing else i get it more often of late and at times is worse when it comes back.befor my first child was born i had worts removed from my birth passage did this have anything to do with anything now?

My daughter 8 and was diagnosed with this when she was 3 , she is constipated a lot because it hurts when she poops .. I hate it ... It's the worst thing ever to have for any one , definitely so young , she's to young to understand the implications which lie a head... But it don't bother we she's a happy go lucky child with lots of energy and we are lucky because her specialist is the most awesome specialist I've ever met x x

hi there i have this bruised like mark on the back of my right calf and it has spread to my ankle and foot it does not itch and is not painful ive had it for about a year now it just apperered out of the blue can any one help me please





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i had licehen aureus for years and years before i became diagnosed, i went to many many many doctors and nobody knew what it was until i went to dermo so dont waste time on many doctors. it causes me no pain or itch so this may be what your experiencing, it has gotten worse with age and is hard to find any treatment that works ive used many creams that never helped im planning to try uv light treatment. i hope this helps.

Hey. I've heard about this on a health TVshow today and the right name came up and i just had to look it up for the first time. I've allways had these weard marks on my feet's, never been bothered of it though. According to my mother i got this in an early age playing around in wet conditions. Starting to wonder if she's been wrong all this time.





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I have a redish brown rash going up bothh legs when i was about 16 it was just on my ankles 10 years later its halfway up my shin my gp just dismisses it but as it gets higher i feel more discomfort in my lower legs plz cud u tell me what is the cause and treatment thx





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Hi. since i was younger iv always remembered having something that looks like a skin impigmentation on my bottom and spreding down the back of my right leg.... my mam cant remember me having it and my dad passed it off as a birth mark. i was paranoid all through my childhood ,wen i went swimming was the worst and when the summer came and i wanted to wear skirts and shorts. its like a yellow brown mark...i tryed having sunbeds but it just got darker.. i dont know what it is? help?





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Hi I have had these White patches on my feet,back and genital area for most of my life but they've not always been there it's a really big issue for me I don't like to shoe my body when meeting girls or on holiday can any1 help?





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Possibly it is Vitiligo, suggest askin gp to refer u to a dermatologist... i have vitiligo myself, it is not infectious


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