When are antibiotics indicated 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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For infected lesions, a topical or oral antibiotic can be considered.

Other topical medications reported to decrease pruritus include doxepin cream [27] and capsaicin cream. [28]


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