How does the prevention of scratching help 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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Direct patients to stop scratching. Lichen simplex chronicus is worsened or improved depending on the patient's ability to stop scratching. Discussing individual ways to change habitual scratching is helpful.

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