Lichen Planus: No Cortisone

Cortisone is hardly an effective long-term treatment for Lichen Planus in our experience. 

Lichen Planus is conventionally treated using cortisone. Our significant experience based on the treatment of over 4500 cases of Lichen Planus (as in September 2015), without any use of cortisone, has taught us many things. Some of the learning that has happened to the use or abuse of cortisone is worth sharing with the patient as well as the medical fraternity.

01 Cortisone may help initially for a short time

02 Cortisone leads to a relapse of LP in most cases

03 Cortisone treated relapse is more severe, more complex

04 Cortisone treated LP is more difficult to treat

05 It is wise to avoid cortisone during all stages of Lichen Planus (the only exception is most severe cases of oral or genital Lichen Planus.)

06 Cortisone puts you in the vicious cycle of dependency

07 Cortisone dependents have to come out of the vicious cycle

( * Observations based on a statistical study of over 800 cases of LP at our center, who were earlier treated with cortisone.)

This article has been written on the basis of our extensive experience in treating a large number of cases of Lichen Planus and other diseases that are otherwise treated conventionally using cortisone. This is also supported by the practice and experience of numerous reputed homeopathic professionals.

Also, as per the medical philosophy of homeopathy, cortisone in any form (oral, systemic, or local) is not a wise option for treating Lichen Planus. Cortisone is an immuno-suppressive measure that helps but it also leads to an inevitable relapse in most cases after stopping its use.

It has been observed in daily practice, that, the use of cortisone produces dramatic results initially. However, its influence is quite superficial, as the eruptions not only relapse after stopping the cortisone, but they relapse more aggressively. The use of cortisone is not recommended due to the following observations:

01 It helps only superficially and temporarily

02 Stopping of the cortisone eventually leads to the reappearance of eruptions

03 The eruption, which relapses after the use of cortisone, are more resistant than before

04 The extent of eruptions increase after stopping the cortisone in most cases

05 Cortisone produces side effects by hampering immunity, lowering resistance, disturbing the hormonal cycle, etc.

Let us talk a bit more about suppression with cortisone. As we understand, the eruption of LP is just an expression of some inner disharmony. Cortisone simply masks the eruption without treating the inner cause. Such a measure is understood to be suppressive. Homeopathy is against any use of local cream for treating any skin disease in general and LP in particular. Non-suppressive treatment is considered superior to any medical disorder.

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It must be noted that cortisone is a life-saving measure. However, its easy use in the treatment of various skin diseases may result in more complexity than cure.

Lichen planus cortisone side effects    Girl treated for Lichen Planus

(Cases presented with Cortisone adverse effects, finally treated and cure at Life Force)

It will be worthwhile examining a case of a child who puffed up after oral cortisone for the treatment of Lichen Planus, without getting cured. The child was treated at Life Force, and eventually got rid of cortisone as well as Lichen Planus. The patient and her parents were kind enough to permit us to use the photo for educational purposes. This case is an illustrative case, one of the hundreds treated at Life Force.

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