Does your child feel embarrassed amongst friends due to the presence of stubborn tiny bumps on his skin? You probably think it could be a temporary allergy, a skin rash due to heat, molluscum contagiosum (viral infection), or something you are not aware of, but, unfortunately, it just doesn’t leave your child. It might be lichen nitidus. And, if you are wondering what lichen nitidus is, what its causes and symptoms are, and how to treat it effectively, think no further. Keep reading to learn all about it.
What is Lichen Nitidus and What Are its Symptoms?
Lichen nitidus is an unusual/ rare non-infectious skin condition, which is most commonly observed in children. It occurs in the form of hundreds of tiny grids of bumps over the skin. And, these skin bumps are often found in tight groups that appear like a big patch.
The arms and the folds of the skin are most commonly affected, but the skin bumps can occur anywhere in the body. In the people with fair skin, these bumps are slightly reddish, whereas in the people having dark skin, these bumps may vary between lighter or darker shades of the color than the normal skin.
This inflammatory skin condition presents as clusters of tiny shining skin bumps. The shape of these skin bumps can be round or flat-topped. Their size may vary from as small as a pinpoint to as large as pinhead size.
The cause of lichen nitidus is yet unknown.
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How Will I Know It’s Lichen Nitidus?
The rashes of Lichen Nitidus may itch or may not itch. They may appear in a line where it’s scratched. The symptoms may increase during summers, hot weather conditions, or in stressful situations.
Here are some skin conditions which are different than lichen nitidus.
An allergy would represent itself with tiny red bumps, intense itching. It may occur probably due to a history of contact with an allergen or a drug exposure, and it is commonly found in people having allergic tendencies.
Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection of the skin which is contagious. It presents has round, painless tiny whitish pale bumps which spread to other parts if scratched.
Heat rash occurs due to the blockages of sweat gland ducts (passage). They are clusters of red rashes appearing on the neck, upper chest, groins, and elbow folds.
Lichen nitidus is different from these skin conditions. It usually occurs on the skin’s surface as tiny glistening bumps. Lichen nitidus is the result of an occurrence of some abnormal inflammatory activity in your skin cells, however, the exact cause which leads to this inflammation is yet not known.
While the above are rough guidelines, it is recommended that you see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis of your tiny skin bumps.
How is Lichen Nitidus Treated?
Your tiny skin bumps may not require any treatment, as they may resolve on their own. But, if your skin bumps are diagnosed as Lichen Nitidus, local and oral steroids are prescribed in modern/conventional medicine to treat it. However, the use of steroids may cause certain side-effects.
Fortunately, you have homeopathy at your rescue. Homeopathy is a very effective mode of treatment for Lichen Nitidus. Homeopathic medicines help decrease the itching and eruptions and help in pausing the spread of the disease. Lichen Nitidus can be controlled very well with homeopathic remedies. To top it all, homeopathy is a gentle and safe treatment that does not cause any side-effects.
So, the next time you see your child with a skin rash, do not panic. A doctor will help you diagnose your child’s skin rash. Do get in touch with us to know how Homeopathy at Lifeforce can help your Lichen Nitidus. You can give us a call at +91-22-66888888 or drop in an email at
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