Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Self-care measures can help reduce the itching and inflammation caused by lichen planus. These include:

  • Tub soaks with colloidal oatmeal (Aveeno, others)
  • Cool compresses
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream or ointment, containing at least 1 percent hydrocortisone (if you're not using a prescription topical corticosteroid)
Feb. 22, 2013