Lichen Nitidus?

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Hey. I've had these white/skin coloured bumps on various parts of my body for the last 6-8 weeks or so. They don't itch, hurt or cause any issue, more just cosmetic and my paranoia that it will get worse. Can anyone that has maybe had this before confirm with my photos? Or if you have had something similar but was diagnosed with something else would be great to hear. Many thanks.

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    please let me know if you find out anything about these i have the exact same marks appearing!

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    It does look like Lichen Nitidus but that usually doesnt need any treatment and will clear up in a few months to a year,although the patches may be evident for a long time. It used to be considered a variety of Lichen Planus but is now thought to be a separate problem. Only usually needs treatment if it itches or starts to spread widely over your body...then usually its limited steroid ointment or ultra violet light therapy.

    Do you have any gut problems?

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      hey Marina. No gut problems that i am aware of. Were it not for the visual rashes/marks whatever you want to call them i dont feel any different.

      I have started taking a range of multi vits and daily anti histamine (which i would do for hayfever anyway). This may be why the itching as gone away.

      One other thing i didnt mention was that my hands were very sore for the first 3-4 weeks or so, any creams i used would sting and make them quite red. That has completely stopped now. I was originally using a steroid ointment and then an anti fungal cream. I dont believe it is fungal so have stopped that now. Currently using a CBD cream to see if that might help.

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