Vitiligo mixed with Lichen Planus, Eczema and Psoriasis


In this blog we shall talk about some common skin diseases, which tend to co-exist on the same location on skin. For example, any two or more of Eczema, Lichen planus, psoriasis and lichen planus tend to appear at the same place. Medically, the treatment and the prognosis of such co-existing conditions could be a bit more difficult. Vitiligo is ... Read More »

Which cases of Vitiligo are easy to treat and which are difficult?


Vitiligo is a skin disorder marked by destruction or deficient formation of skin pigment called melanin. Loss of melanin pigment causes the formation of white patches on the skin. It is observed that Vitiligo affects adults as well as children. About 8% of Indian population is affected by Vitiligo and about 1.5% of world population is affected by Vitiligo. Vitiligo ... Read More »

Can psoriasis be treated without using Methotrexate (immunosuppressant)?


Methotrexate is an immunosuppressive drug, which is used for treating Cancer, Crohn’s disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, etc. After administration of Methotrexate; the disease may disappear for some time only to return after some time. Methotrexate is an effective measure for the treatment of Psoriasis but there are some challenges involved with its use, as we have observed at Life Force. Dr ... Read More »

Which cases of Lichen Planus are easy to treat and which are difficult?


Lichen Planus is a chronic disease affecting skin, nails, scalp, mouth and or genitals. This disease is not infectious or contagious by nature.  The causes of developing Lichen Planus are not fully comprehended. . But it is seen that Lichen Planus can affect the individuals with low or deranged immunological system. Lichen planus can affect different parts of the body ... Read More »

Is cortisone really helpful in treating Lichen Planus?


Lichen Planus is a chronic, inflammatory, non-infectious skin disorder. The exact cause of developing the disease is not known. The conventional way of treatment offers the use of cortisone for treating Lichen Planus. They are given in the form of local applications and oral drugs to the patients suffering from the Lichen Planus. Dr Rajesh Shah, MD, Life Force, firmly ... Read More »

Managing painfulness in Oral Lichen Planus

Oral Lichen Planus

Painfulness in Oral Lichen Planus is a big challenge for the patients as they are more affected by the pain rather than the lesions of Lichen Planus. Oral Lichen Planus is a chronic, inflammatory condition which is non infectious in nature. It affects the mucous membrane of the mouth, tongue, inner side of the cheeks, gums and palate. It usually ... Read More »

Why is Psoriasis difficult to treat?

Why is Psoriasis difficult to treat?

Psoriasis is a very complex immunological disease which is not fully understood. Multiple parameters play a role in development of this disease and this varies from patient to patient. This immunological complex mechanism is governed by genetic factors and it is influenced by environment, stress, life style etc. As the causes of development of   psoriasis themselves are very complex, the ... Read More »

Long term treatment of nail Lichen Planus


Lichen Planus of nail is more difficult to treat than on skin. Lichen Planus of the nails is often associated with oral Lichen Planus, genital Lichen Planus and skin Lichen Planus. Very rarely it affects only the nails. Lichen Planus of the nails can occur on one or more fingers of same side or both the sides. It can also ... Read More »

Vitiligo on mucocutaneous junctions


Vitiligo can appear on any part of the body. It can be scattered, sporadic, segmental or affecting the mucocutaneous junctions of the body. For example: lips, eyes, corners of the mouth, finger tips, toes etc. Vitiligo patches on mucocutaneous junction are very often bilaterally symmetrical (on both sides of the body) and difficult to treat. In Dr Rajesh Shah’s experience, ... Read More »