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actinic lichen planus erythema dyschromicum perstans

i am a 35 year old female and have started getting bluish black patches and spots on the sides of the cheeks and neck its been over the year and its increasing. its been there for a year now and gets worse when i near my periods or stress or go out in the sun. went to a detmetalogist, she said it could be actinic lichen planus or Erythema dyschromicum perstans. she gave me betnovet cream to apply but i dont see any difference. my neck starts itching when it comes in contact with water. when dry its fine. please help as its spreading on my neck. the face patches had lightened but i see it dsarkening again. i am really depressed. if some doctor cold help. also would like to mention that for past year and half i was under great stress. could it be a cause. please help.should i see homeopathic doctor.
  cherryl on 2010-03-03
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Please copy the Questionnaire from the following thread
and post all the questions here duly answered. On that basis your remedy may be worked out.
kadwa last decade
Thank you so much. i will surely answer all the questions
cherryl last decade
Patient ID: Cherryl Sex: Female Age: 35

Please answer the following questions in a descriptive manner after careful analysis and recollection of previous experiences and happenings.

1. Describe your main suffering?
Dark bluish, blackish patches on the sides of the cheeks and the front and sides of the neck. They are in the skin cant feel them.
Have to mention one more thing . I have a very dry skin.

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?
None, just did my complete medical check up, all results are normal, including liver function

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
Have been very stressed since last 2 years. Had problems during my pregnancy. Had a preterm labour and lost by baby recently when she was 18 months. I am Ok now and trying to conceive again. Have one more daughter 5 year old.

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?
I feel very depressed when I look at my neck as it is increasing and the doctors say there is no cure for it.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?
I remember seeing it from October 2008. But then it was only on my cheeks. Neck was clear.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?
I am a very happy person, When I am tired and want to sleep, and don’t get enough sleep.

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?
don’t know what to answer here, when I look at the marks, I get very depressed, but later when I busy , I tend to forget it.

8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?
My periods are regular, I live in middle east and my skin cannot bear the sun. I don’t sweat. I think its more of stress related and there are times when the marks are good as gone. Certain days they are very dark and obvious

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?
I like it when it is moderate. Cant bear extreme climate.

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.
I am not moody, a happy person. dont like to be alone.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?
I like it when it rains with thunderstorm. I like the cold weather.

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
No I don’t as I cry more when being consoled. Left alone, I get back to normal very fast.

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?
My head starts paining when I look at bright lights. No eye problem though.

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc?
I talk to myself sometimes.

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?
Very supportive and loving husband and daughter. Have few friends.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?
I dream a lot but not a particular situation repeatedly. No fears. But I am very protective about my only daughter and husband

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
nothing really., But I like salty food. Dislike sweets

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?

14. How if your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?
Noting till date as I am very particular what I eat. I will not eat if I don’t like it.

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?
I sweat very minimal, as good as nothing. When I exercise I can feel my skin getting moist. But there are certain days when I am stressed at work, I sweat in my armpits.

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
Moreover good, but I get disturbed easily and once awake will not be able to sleep for hours. I sleep on my sides.

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?
yes. Very less desire.

20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all?
I always feel if others can do it, I can as well and hence I never give up on anything.

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
The dermatologist gave me Betnovette cream to be applied on the marks twice. But I don’t see any difference. In the morning when I take a shower it starts itching me when water come in contact with the patches. The day I don’t apply cream, its fine, no itching.

22. What major diseases are running in your family?
Dad has High BP. Mom has stones and collestrol

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance
Preety Attractive. On the fuller side , but not obese.


If you are not having normal menstrual cycles, please answer the following questions:

- Are the periods early, regular or late in general? How long do they last?
Mostly regular.

- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods?’
Before period I get very moody. Lower back hurts, sometimes get diarrhea

- Is the flow scanty, normal or excessive?

- Is the blood thick bright red or pale watery?
Starts with brown discharge and then pale water , later thick bright red

- Do you notice any clots in the flow?
cherryl last decade
Please take three doses of Arsenicum Album 200c at a gap of 4 hours for only one day (not daily) and report back after 15 days.

One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 4 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 3-4 drops in some 20 ml water. Sip up slowly.

Please follow homeo restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 30 minutes before or after taking medicine.

You may buy homeo remedies at SANA PHARMACY in sana signal, karama in Dubai.
kadwa last decade
Thank you very much for your reply.

Is it safe to take this medicine if I am trying to concieve.

My food contains onion and garlic but it is well cooked.
I dont have coffee, but have tea 2 times a day.
cherryl last decade
Is it safe to take this medicine if I am trying to concieve.

My food contains onion and garlic but it is well cooked.
I dont have coffee, but have tea 2 times a day.
**No problem.
kadwa last decade
I have got the medicine from the Sana Pharmacy. I was given 3 cylindrical plastic containters and each one has many tiny tablets. Is this correct. On the cover it says Arsenicum album 200 ch
cherryl last decade
You have bought the right remedy. There was no need to buy three containers. Only one container would have been sufficient. You need to take only 12 pills, 4 pills each thrice for one day. You may return 2 containers or exchange them for some other remedies in future. i don't know whether this is allowed at Sana Pharmacy.
Please take the remedy as explained earlier, please follow the homeo restrictions and report back in 15 days.
kadwa last decade
its good that i check with you. With take the medication as prescribed
cherryl last decade
Dear Dr. Kadwa,

Firstly thank you very much for your help. The medicine (Arsenicum Album 200c) is working. I must say the patches now appear light brown instead of blue and purple. I feel even the brown patch are getting lighter.

Do you think i shoudl take the medicine again. Please advise.

Also do you practise in Dubai, if yes then maybe I can come over to yor clinic.

Thanks once again


cherryl last decade
i follow Rishi Model of homeopathy. He was earlier in Dubai. Thatswhy i told you Sana Pharmacy on the basis of his posts on the forum.
You should not repeat the remedy until there is worsening of symptoms. If you see that your symptoms are worsening you should take the remedy as earlier for one day and wait for 15 days. i think that the remedy should have also affected you at the mental plane.
Neither Rishi (he is the same person who designed the questionnaire you have copied) nor me are medical prefessionals. Those who are doctors have 'Dr.' in their title or they sign their posts with 'Dr.' title. Others like me don't do that. Whenever someone calls us doctor we don't clarify. But if someone asks very specifically we do clarify.
kadwa last decade
Thanks for your reply. So do you think these marks will go away completely and how long do u think it should take. What do you think could be the cause of these marks.

I guess this medicine has also afected me in the mental plane. I some how was very positive that this medication would work. Waiting for these marks to go away completely.

Once again thank you very much for your advise

best regards,

cherryl last decade
A homeo remedy is suggested on the basis of totality of symptoms. It acts as a stimulation to the vital force. The vital force effects the cure. Therefore the time taken to effect cure and other such questions are difficult to answer. One can only suggest a remedy, the cure is effected by the vital force.
kadwa last decade
Dear Kadwa,

Just wanted to bring to your attention that the spots are get more obvious when i am tired and stressed. Off late i have noticed the spots are becoming darker. I am worried they might get to its original form. Do you think so?

Also i wanted to check with you, can i take anti oxidants for over all health?

My eye lids also have turned blusih purple. Is there a remedy for them
please reply.
cherryl last decade
Please take three doses of Lachesis 30c at a gap of 4 hours for only one day (not daily) and report back after 15 days.

One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 4 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 3-4 drops in some 20 ml water. Sip up slowly.

Please follow homeo restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 30 minutes before or after taking medicine.

Please note that there are no different medicines for different disorders in homeopathy. So lachesis is suggested on the basis of totality of your symptoms.

You can take anti oxidants for over all health.

Please read my posts on the breathing exercises called as Anulom Vilom Pranayam and Kapalbhati Pranayam by following the links given below. Please practise these pranayams regularly for half an hour preferably in a garden early in the morning. You may practise at any other convinient time. The only restriction that you have to follow is not to do these exercises within 4 hours after meals. You can have meals not within 15 minutes after finishing these exercises.
kadwa last decade
Dear Kadwa,

Thank you for your reply. What is this Lachesis 30c meant for. Are we trying out a different medicine for the the spots which are coming agin or is it for something else.
cherryl last decade
Lachesis follows arsenic alb well. It works well for bluish purple skin affections. Therefore i advised you to take Lachesis instead of repeating Ars. We will consider about repeating Ars in future depending on the symptoms.
kadwa last decade
Thanks will take the medication asap.
Today my skin is better
but last night , the patches appeared more dark and as i said earlier i was very tired after a long busy day.
cherryl last decade
Dear Kadwa,

Also wanted to mention to you the spots looks like bruises. Just like after you are hurt, you get some blue purple patches under the skin,
cherryl last decade
Please go ahead with the suggestion and report back.
kadwa last decade
Dear, Cheryl
My name is niecy, I was reading your situation. I was wondering the remedy work because i think I have similar problem like you. please respond asap. Thank you
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