Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids, Topical are used in the treatment of Lichen Striatus?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: June Kim, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids, Topical

Corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory properties and cause profound and varied metabolic effects. In addition, these agents modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli. Topical and intralesional steroids do not necessarily hasten resolution of lichen striatus.

Triamcinolone topical (Aristocort, Kenalog)

Topical triamcinolone is used for the treatment of inflammatory dermatoses responsive to steroids.It decreases inflammation by suppressing the migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversing capillary permeability. Triamcinolone affects the production of lymphokines and has inhibitory effects on Langerhans cells.

Clobetasol (Temovate)

Clobetasol is a slass I superpotent topical steroid. It suppresses mitosis and increases the synthesis of proteins that decrease inflammation and cause vasoconstriction.

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