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is lichen planus connected to shingles

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Lacy white on cheek: Lichen planus is a lacy, white appearance on the cheeks and gums. Should not be a problem to nurse with lichen planus.
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
S/S of LP vary: depend on where it appears on the body (oral, skin or vaginal). There is no cure for lichen planus, so management goal is to ease the symptoms and cle ... Read More

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A 10-year-old male asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
38 years experience Pediatrics
Dermatologist: First, make sure you see a dermatologist. It is uncommon for a child to have this disorder so you need to be sure that is the correct diagnosis. There ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
41 years experience Dentistry
Autoimmune disorder : Lp is an autoimmune disorder that can effect almost any tissue. The cause remains unknown and treatments are limited to helping symptoms associated wi ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
Lichen Planus: Lichen planus will wax and wane. It is a chronic rash of unknown cause with no cure, may be itchy and poorly understood by medicine. It can be managed ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
A good question: Lp is thought to be an immune system mediated response. To what is not yet known for sure. The end result being the typical itchy, purplish papules ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
It is..: An autoimmune disease where the body attacks the skin or mucus cells lining the mouth and digestive tract. It is usually treated with steroids either ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
Lichen Planus: Lichen planus will wax and wane. It is a chronic rash of unknown cause with no cure, may be itchy and poorly understood by medicine. It can be managed ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
24 years experience Dentistry
No cure: Lichen planus is an autoimmune disease and is not curable, nor is there a known cause. It falls into the category of desquamative gingivitis. Often, ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
40 years experience Podiatry
Mysterious: The exact cause is unknown however may be related to an allergic or immune reaction. Treatments could include: antihistamines, immune-suppressing med ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Difficult: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.

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