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  • Skin tightness of the fingers

  • Skin has become thick and rough

  • Moles or spots of different colors on skin or lining of the mouth

  • Scars or marks from the rash/wound

  • Hard fingertips

  • Developed scars or marks where the rashes/wound was previously

  • Hardening of the skin of the fingers

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Learn more about Lichen simplex chronicus

Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is lichen simplex chronicus?

A skin condition involving chronic and itchy inflammation of the skin caused by repeated scratching and rubbing.

Symptoms of lichen simplex chronicus

  • Black/blue/brown spots or moles, on the skin and lining of the mouth

  • Skin is thick and rough/scaly

  • Skin hardening

Questions your doctor may ask to check for lichen simplex chronicus

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose lichen simplex chronicus

  • Are there black, blue, or brown spots on the skin or elsewhere? (Including moles)

  • Do you have thickened and rough/scaly skin?

  • Do you have hardening of the skin?

Treatment for lichen simplex chronicus

Medicine to suppress immune cells and reduce inflammation can alleviate symptoms.

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References

  • Chibnall R. Vulvar Pruritus and Lichen Simplex Chronicus. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2017 Sep;44(3):379-388. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2017.04.003. PMID: 28778638.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0889854517300700?via%3Dihub

  • Prajapati V, Barankin B. Dermacase. Lichen simplex chronicus. Can Fam Physician. 2008 Oct;54(10):1391-3. PMID: 18854464; PMCID: PMC2567247.

    https://www.cfp.ca/content/54/10/1391.long

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Yukiko Ueda, MD

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