Is your child embarrassed amongst friends because of stubborn tiny bumps on his skin?
You probably think it could be a temporary allergy, a skin rash due to heat, molluscum contagiosum (viral infection) or something you are not aware of, but it just doesn’t leave your child.
Lichen Nitidus – An Unusual Disease
Lichen nitidus is an unusual/ rare non-infectious skin condition most commonly seen in children. It occurs in the form of hundreds and hundreds of tiny grids of bumps over the skin. They are often found in tight groups that appear like a big patch.
The arms and the folds of the skin are most commonly affected, but they can occur anywhere in the body. In fairer skinned people, these bumps are slightly reddish in color, whereas in darker skinned people, the bumps may vary between lighter or darker in color than the normal skin.
The cause is unknown.
How will I know its Lichen Nitidus?
The rashes of Lichen Nitidus may itch, or may not. They may appear in a line where it’s scratched. The symptoms may increase during summers or hot weather or in situations of stress.
Whereas an allergy would represent itself with tiny red bumps, intense itching, a probable history of contact with an allergen or a drug exposure and commonly found in people having a tendency to allergy.
Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection of the skin, contagious in nature having round, painless tiny whitish pale bumps which spread to other parts if scratched.
Heat rash occurs due to blockages of sweat gland ducts (passage). They are clusters of red rashes appearing on neck, upper chest, groins, and elbow folds.
While the above are rough guidelines, it is recommended that you see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis of your tiny skin bumps.
How is Lichen Nitidus treated?
Your tiny skin bumps may not require any treatment. But if your skin bumps are diagnosed as Lichen Nitidus, local and oral steroids are prescribed in modern medicine.
Homeopathy is a very effective mode of treatment for Lichen Nitidus. Homoeopathic medicines help decrease itching, eruptions and help in pausing the spread of the disease. Lichen Nitidus can be controlled very well with homeopathic remedies.
So, the next time you see your child with a skin rash, do not panic. A doctor will help you diagnose your child’s skin rash. Do get in touch with us to know how Homoeopathy at Lifeforce can help your Lichen Nitidus.[box type=”note” ]Got question? Ask about your ailment directly to Dr. Shah. Just send your query here.[/box]