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Hello, first post here. I guess I just wanted somewhere to talk about my condition. Sorry if it is long, but i just wanted to give background. Everything started going down hill in June of this year. I started to get eczema on my hands and feet out of nowhere. Not severe, but it was very annoying. In July, I went to the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony and ended up getting severe sunburn on my knees. A couple days later I was coming home at night and fell going up my stairs scraping my knee super bad (while still sunburned). I have always taken care of my cuts really well. The cut healed up and started to scab over. I accidently took some of the scab off and cleaned it, but the next day there was like a redish bubble that I popped and was filled with liquid. It healed now it's just a scar. (still itchy though)
Fast forward to September and I was starting a new job. Out of nowhere I started getting these reddish/purple bumps on my forearms, wrists, hands, knees and legs. I went to the doctor back in October and she took a skin biopsy and it came back as Lichen Planus. I also got allergy tested for seasonal and food and I only came back positive for dust mites. I also got a gluten blood test (which I think triggered this due to a diet change with very high preservative food and gluten) and that came back negative.
I have been gluten free for two weeks now and I haven't noticed anything different. I have been taken multiple creams that have not had any effect at all on my skin. A new eczema rash has popped up on both of my forearms which is very itchy. I go to a new dermatologist tomorrow and I am asking for more severe options regarding my skin.
I pretty much just wanted to ask what do you think triggered your Lichen Planus? Gluten, severe trauma to a body part, etc? Is there anything I should ask my dermatologist for that will help heal me faster? I can deal with my legs being messed up, but my forearms and hands are VERY embarrassing and I really don't like to go out in public anymore. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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