I am a twenty-seven-year-old, and about a year ago I went to a dermatologist because I had pus coming from my scalp, and it covered my head. I got a biopsy, they told me I had lichen planus, and that the only solution for me was to apply a strong medication with cortisone base.
So I do not trust doctors anymore, I have visited at least six and each one has given me their own therapy, mostly experimental treatments and none of them really useful.
In the meantime I have a bald patch in my head where hair will not grow again, and the illness is still advancing, without anyone being able to tell me how to stop it.
I am asking you to please help me understand what I can do, and whom to turn to, because I am not so sure that the doctors I have seen so far understand what the illness is really about.
Email: [email protected]
Story edited 07-14-09 JTD
Story posted 07-23-09 SLE
Story Artist: Shelley Ensz
Story Translator: Alba León
Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin
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