I have had Lichen Planus on body for last six months. Have been prescribed steroids, which I have weaned myself off as I did not like side effects. Dermatologist prescribed Acitretin which improved appearance of skin after 2 weeks but gave me really sore cracked lips, and worried me because side effects can cause hair loss. Bad enough having rash everywhere without losing hair as well! Once I came off all medication was fine for a week, but tonight am being driven mad by itching again. Does anyone know of anything that helps without causing bad side effects.