Home Remedies for Lichen Planus
Remember, there is no cure for lichen planus. The point of treatment, therefore, is to help provide you with relief from the disease until it eventually goes away on its own. If you’re not comfortable using corticosteroids or ultraviolet light therapy, you still have a few options. In fact, a good bath and a few cool rags might be all you need.
One of the most popular home remedies for lichen planus is soaking in a tub with colloidal oatmeal . This form of treatment is actually useful for treating all sorts of itchy rashes, including poison ivy, chicken pox and eczema. It’s best to fill the tub with lukewarm water. Using water that’s too hot might irritate your skin even more and could eventually dry you out. Simply mix the oatmeal according to the directions that come with it, then sit back and relax in the tub. You can pick up colloidal oatmeal at your local drug store or supermarket.
Cool compresses can be effective as well . They can soothe even the most uncomfortable itching sensations and provide you with some relief. All you have to do is soak some washcloths in cool water and then apply them to the affected area of skin. It’s not a bad idea to use some type of lotion or moisturizing cream following a cool compress, too. This will help trap in moisture and keep your skin from getting dry.
If you have oral lichen planus, there’s unfortunately not a whole lot you can do. avoid alcohol and tobacco, as well as spicy and acidic foods. They have a tendency to cause irritation and could even make your symptoms worse. Also, be sure to maintain good oral hygiene in an effort to reduce your chances of getting an infection
Lichen Planus is probably not caused by any one thing but rather
several cofactors probably decrease the guts ability to eliminate toxins and therefore disables the proper immune response.
Several cofactors such as poor dietary choices, mineral deficiencies, chronic dehydration, toxins from antibiotics, vaccinations, medicinal drugs, heavy metals such as aluminum, mercury, lead and environmental contaminants may be responsible for your Lichen Planus. Combined, many of these multiple conditions may block the intestinal tract, create congestion in many toxin elimination systems of the body and lead to often painful inflamation of the skin in the form of flat, dark purple bumps in many areas of the body.or sores in the mouth or genitals.
Give your body what it needs and it will respond. start with the water cure. Drink 6-8 glasses of distilled water each day with a pinch of unrefined sea salt. This will rehydrate and remineralize the body.
eliminate dairy and wheat based(glutens) from my diet to see if either of these foods. Imagine there are several types of people in the world and you may be one of millions of people whose body is not supposed to have dairy or wheat.
take an alternate daily bath in cool water with several tablespoons of unrefined sea salt and add a drop of wild oregano oil and on the first day and the the next day take a bath in cool water with 2 cups of inexpensive grocery store apple cider vinegar with one drop of wild oregeno oil. Repeat this process during flare ups.
Eat more raw vegetables and fruits.
Eat walnuts, almonds, and small amounts of Brazil nuts each day.
Sunstitute walnut oil for other cooking oil.
Drink a glass of apple juice three times a day with a tablespoon of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar witha dash of cinnamon three times a day.
To get rid of scars left from Lichen Planus, I would try mixing egg whites with a few drops of rosehip oil, lavender oil, wheat germ oil, or cocoa butter in a a dixie cup sized cup of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. When you have 30 minutes to leave it on, apply the mixture several times and this will help lighten and heal scars.
Drink 6-8 glasses of clean water each day to give your skin the fluids it needs to heal itself.
These different healing modalities may provide some answers but the true answer is to cleanse the body of toxins, get at least 30 minutes of sunlight each day, eat more fruit and vegetables, drink lots of clean mineralized water and become conscious of your bodies needs.