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Lichen Planopilaris...newly diagnosed

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@clora

I was diagnosed in January 2021 with 2-biopsies. I had been losing hair for a few years and my original Derm did not feel I needed it as he would refer to my scalp burning as being “angry” due to many chemical allergies. Obviously this was wrong. I am not a candidate for Placquenil. My new Derm had me start with Doxycycline mono 100mg, twice daily for 3 months. Just recently it was reduced to 1-capsule daily. I was also given Clobetosol foam PRN. which temporarily calms the area. Since reducing the Doxy I have had more hair loss. Waiting to hear from my doc. Unfortunately from what I have read and been told there aren’t too many options for me.

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Hello @clora and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I am sorry to hear that you are struggling and not seeing improvement.

I found this article on lichen planus that may be of interest to you as you explore where to go from here:

– Turmeric – A new treatment option for lichen planus: A pilot study
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3961895/
Like everything, it would be recommended to discuss with your doctor first. Have you heard of Turmeric before?

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