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Lichenoid Dermatitis


Dermatitis are the inflammation and awkward reaction by the skin to certain things.

Lichenoid dermatitis is a recurrent rash that is due to inflammation. This rash is initially small, flat-topped, bumps that in time join up together into rough, scaly patches on the skin. The bumps are usually 2 to 4 mm. Lichenoid dermatitis is a very curious skin condition, the effects of which are localized to the areas of involvement. The color of this rash sets it up differently from other skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, as it is lilac or violet. The severity of this problem varies from people to people in some cases it is mild while with others have to face the severe form of this disease.The onset of this disorder may be sudden or it might take some time to settle in. In this case the first attack may last for as much as three to four months, and the recurrences may happen for years to come. Children are not generally affected by this problem. The recurrence always takes place at the initial site of the first attack. An excess of pigment usually develop in the affected skin as the lesions persist.

The appearance of lichenoid dermatitis depends on whether the skin or the lining known as mucous membranes inside the mouth or vagina are affected. As written above the violet spots are a few millimeters in diameter on the skin. The anatomical location is generally the inner wrist, forearms, the lower legs just above the ankles, and the lower part of the back.

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