How are oral antianxiety medications and sedation used in the treatment of lichen simplex chronicus?

Updated: Feb 15, 2019
  • Author: Jason Schoenfeld, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Oral antianxiety medications and sedation may be considered in certain patients. According to individual need, treatment can be scheduled throughout the day, at bedtime, or both. Antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and hydroxyzine (Atarax) are common. Doxepin (Sinequan) and clonazepam (Klonopin) may be considered in appropriate cases.


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