Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

Medicine is a wide field with many specialists who are qualified to treat different conditions. Lichen planus is a rare disease that affects the human skin in different areas. Lichen planus does not have a definitive cause and in many cases, it is difficult to diagnose it. The best-qualified specialist in treating the condition would be a dermatologist. However, even a primary caregiver can treat patients suffering from the disease and offer them the medical help they need. It is important that whenever you have any sort of lichenoid eruptions on your skin that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. This is because lichen planus has been categorized as a condition related to other illnesses, hence could be a warning sign of riskier diseases.

What Kind of Doctor Treats Lichen Planus?

What Kind of Doctor Treats Lichen Planus?

A dermatologist is a specialist who is trained in treating, preventing and diagnosing illnesses related to the skin, nails, hair and mucous membranes. The skin is an important organ of the body and is an indicator of the body’s overall well-being. There are thousands of skin condition, some mild and others severe that are witnessed all year round. While some skin conditions can be managed with some home remedies and over-the-counter drugs, others require a skin qualified medical practitioner.

Why Is A Dermatologist The Best Physician For Treating Lichen Planus?

Lichen planus is an illness that manifests in areas such as the arms, legs, nails, scalp, and even in the mouth and genital areas. It is important that you know that lichen planus is not a contagious disease, which means you did not contract it from someone else. The condition is more or less an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammations on the skin that are itchy and purple/pink in color. The lichen planus swellings can also erupt into lesions that leave discolored marks on your skin.

A dermatologist is the most qualified physician it treating Lichen Planus due to its way of manifestation. The areas that a dermatologist is trained on are the same areas that lichen planus appear. This means that a dermatologist will know the best ways of handling the condition and prescribe the right medication if needed. Regardless, dermatologists have a wide base of knowledge on various skin conditions, so they can do a better job in its diagnosis. On top of that, a skin physician can give you valuable information on ways of taking better care of your skin and preventing skin problems.

Who is The Best Dermatologist For You?

To ensure that you get the best treatment or skin health advice, you need to ensure that you have the best dermatologist by your side. There are people who will lie to you that they are well-equipped in treating lichen planus while in the real sense they are a fraud. A qualified dermatologist is one who is licensed to practice medicine and is recognized by a known dermatology institution. This is important as you can be comfortable that regardless of your skin condition, you will get world-class treatment. Furthermore, the end goal is to improve lichen planus and learn better ways of managing it.

What Other Diseases Does a Dermatologist Treat?

The list of skin and mucous conditions are plenty and a dermatologist is the ideal medical practitioner in treating the illnesses. Other common diseases that dermatologists treat include; warts, acne, skin cancer, eczema, shingles, psoriasis, rosacea, and fungal infections such as candida and oral thrush. Dermatologists also deal with hair disorders including hair loss and nail conditions.

Conclusion

If you have a medical case or history of lichen planus, it is important that you get the right treatment. That can only be sufficed if you visit a dermatologist to help you fight your illness. Lichen Planus is not a serious condition and will heal on its own with time. However, when it is associated with other illnesses, it can worsen the situation. So, it is important that it is treated accordingly, to avoid serious health complications.

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Pramod Kerkar

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, MD,FFARCSI

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Last Modified On: October 17, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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