Lichen simplex treatments in Cardiff, Newport, Bridgend, Caerphilly and South Wales.

Lichen Simplex is an area of thickened skin with rough skin forms, increased markings and sometimes little bumps around hair follicles. There may be only one area of lichen simplex or many areas.

A variety of skin complaints or infections which cause itch and persistent scratching can lead to the development of lichen simplex.  This can include eczema, irritant or allergic dermatitis and psoriasis. Lichen simplex can also form in response to the itch of dry skin or a persistently scratched insect bite. Itching due to conditions such as fungal skin infections and varicose veins can also lead to lichen simplex. Lichen simplex is more common in people who feel anxious or stressed.

Lichen simplex can affect any age group, but is most common in adults and unusual in children.

If you are looking for advice or treatment for Lichen Simplex call us today on 02920 795775