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I am a Dutch woman, age 28. I was diagnosed by my dermatologist with LP last august 2013. It started with a small spot on my lower back that itched in February. That spot stayed for a couple of months but after a few moths more spots started to show. After using soms cortisone cream that I got form the dermatologist, the spots seemed gone but when I quitted the cream the spots came back with a vengeance. They were everywhere, on my belly, butocks, back, neck, legs, feet hand and some tiny spots near my eye. They where itching like crazy, I couldn't sleep at all. Thankfully not in my mucous, scalp and mouth. Because cortisone cream seemed to make it worse and it was all over my body now, the dermatologist suggested light therapy twice a week. The UVB light cabine (for a couple of minutes, in the beginning seconds!) and after that with toar cream for 1,5 hour. The first four weeks I didn't realy noticed any diffence (exept for the itching was reducing) but after those four weeks the spots where getting more brown and flattend. After 9 weeks (last week) the nurses decided to stop the therapy because my skin was smooth again and not itching anymore. All of the spots are now inactive and light brown.
I was just wondering how long these brown spots are staying, does anyone have any expierence? I have a white skin and I was told that the spots would fade away.
I can certainly advise this Light Therapy because, it seems like a more 'natural' way than all the medicines/hormone creams/shots. And you get a really nice tan (not really healthy I know)
Hopefully my spots will stay away. By the way, I think they were caused by stress although I am not a stressfull person at all, I was very much in love at that time, that also causes your body to make the stresshormone cortisol.
If somebody has any questions, please contact me. I am not sure if I understand this forum completely (I'm kinda new) but I will try .
Best to you all!
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