Commentary - Journal of Dermatology Research and Skin Care (2021) Volume 5, Issue 6
Causes and treatment of lichenification.
Lichenification is a skin disorder that causes the skin to become thick and leathery. This is generally a result of continuous scratching or rubbing. When you frequently scratch an area of skin or rub it for a long time, the cells under the skin begin to replicate. The affected area has a bumpy texture and is dark when compared to the surrounding area. Lichenification is classified into two types: primary lichenification and secondary lichenification. Primary lichenification was caused due to repeated scratching and rubbing. Secondary lichenification was caused due to the adverse effects of medicines and drugs on atopic dermatitis, which is also known as eczema, vegetative growths, infective eczematous dermatitis, porokeratosis, pityriasis rubra pilaris, and anxiety. The hardening area of the skin is also known as secondary lesions.Author(s): Causes and treatment of lichenification.