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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is lichen nitidus and lichen nitidus linearis?

Rashes commonly seen in children. They appear as lines of raised, pink, tiny bumps on the skin. The exact cause is unknown.

Symptoms of lichen nitidus and lichen nitidus linearis

  • Thick, leathery skin

  • Skin Itching

  • Skin abnormality

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Smooth, shiny lump on the skin

  • Red or yellow skin lumps

  • Welts appear when skin is scratched or rubbed

  • Redness in sun-exposed areas of skin

Questions your doctor may ask to check for lichen nitidus and lichen nitidus linearis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose lichen nitidus and lichen nitidus linearis

  • Do you have any areas of thick or rough skin?

  • Do you have itchy skin?

  • Do you have any skin problems?

  • Do you feel a lump/lumps under your skin?

  • Is there a shiny or waxy, pearl-like lump on the skin?

Treatment for lichen nitidus and lichen nitidus linearis

The rashes will disappear after 6-12 months. This may leave pale or dark marks, which usually will disappear after a while as well. There is no cute, but moisturisers and steroid creams may be useful for any itch or dry skin.

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