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Are there alternative treatments to lichen planus in my mouth?

Are there alternative treatments to lichen planus in my mouth?

Maybe: Most people with oral lichen planus don't need yo do anything because there are usually no symptoms. There is no cure and if it is severe enough for you to have symptoms then you will need either topical or systemic steroids depending on the severity. I am unaware of any alternative treatments for this condition. ...Read more

Dr. John Ebner
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Lichen Planus (Definition)

A skin rash that is triggered by the immune system. It can be treated by using topical and oral medications to reduce symptoms, or by using drugs that ...Read more


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I want to know the best treatment for lichen planus.

I want to know the best treatment for lichen planus.

Not immediate: Treatment for lichen planus varies with the individual. There are generally triggers that set off some of the signs and symptoms. Why does it happen? It attacks numerous spots on the body. If you are looking for a good source of information, research Baylor University. They have a clinic treating lichen planus. The have a online support group for info and help. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of lichen planus whitout doing biopsy?

What is the treatment of lichen planus whitout doing biopsy?

May need to confirm: Oral surgeons and oral pathologists often require a biopsy to confirm diagnosis before recommending treatment (or lack thereof). While some lesions may be typical, others may not be. It's seldom a good idea to prescribe treatment without knowing for sure what a patient has. Typically patients are given a topical corticosteroid when necessary although many require nothing at all. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lichen planus and what is its treatment?

Lichen Planus: See: http://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/i---l/lichen-planus/diagnosis-treatment if you suspect having this, have a consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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When illnesses like lichen planus result from medical treatment, what is it called?

LP: Lp has no known cause or cure. We treat the symptoms only. What medical treatment did you have that you believe led to the lp? Please be more specific for a more detailed answer and please see your md. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lichen planus and how is caused and what treatment is best for it?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lichen planus and how is caused and what treatment is best for it?

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 with medication both topical and oral. It may resolve on its own. Wish I could help more; see your dermatologist to manage this disease. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lichen planus?

Lichen planus: Topical steroid creams that, for example, are under wrapping or taped at bedtime may also be useful when possible. For localized, itchy, thick lesions, injections of corticosteroids may be given. Antihistamines may blunt the itch, particularly if it is only moderate. Oral immunosuppressants are also used in more severe cases. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about treatment that helps with lichen planus?

Lichen planes: Treatments for lichen planus include topical and oral corticosteroids. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and other treatment options. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments to get rid of hyper pigmentation left by lichen planus?

Are there any treatments to get rid of hyper pigmentation left by lichen planus?

See dermatologist: There are a number of pulsed light and laser treatments for hyperpigmentation. The risks and benefits need to be explained to you before any treatment. Discuss the options with your dermatologist ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a skin disease called lichen planus if so what's your treatment?

Lichen Planus: See the following for basic information and then discuss it with a dermatologist: http://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/i---l/lichen-planus. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with oral lichen planus. Very painful. Normal treatments ineffective. Took cephalexin for another condition. Olp gone for 4 mos. Explain.

Diagnosed with oral lichen planus. Very painful. Normal treatments ineffective. Took cephalexin for another condition. Olp gone for 4 mos. Explain.

Autoimmune: This is an autoimmune disease where layers of the tissues tend to separate. It doesn't go away generally but will "come and go". Don't let it get out of hand. Usually routinely applied topical steroids will help. ...Read more

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What exactly the name, dose, regimen of topical corticosteroid and antihistamine that is used in lichen planus treatment? Patient aged 6 years

What exactly the name, dose, regimen of topical corticosteroid and antihistamine that is used in lichen planus treatment? Patient aged 6 years

See a doctor.: Most cases of lichen planus are relatively mild. Affected individuals who do not have symptoms do not need treatment.
If the itch or appearance of the rash are unpleasant, topical corticosteroid creams may be applied. In some cases for localized, itchy, thick lesions, injections of corticosteroids may be given. You need to see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have severe skin only lichen planus, was given oral prednisone 20mg for 9 days. What are chances planus will return more severe after treatment?

I have severe skin only lichen planus, was given oral prednisone 20mg for 9 days. What are chances planus will return more severe after treatment?

If diagnosis is-: If you have lichen plants, a brief corse of Prednisone will usually not prevent recurrence! That said, I believe a skin biopsy is necessary. A visual diagnosis can be misleading! Best! ...Read more

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I am having lichen planus on the skin on the lower part of my legs near ankle nd calf...What is the treatment nd why does it happen?

I am having lichen planus on the skin on the lower part of my legs near ankle nd calf...What is the treatment nd why does it happen?

Supportive therapy.: Oral and topical medications are employed to reduce itching and to help resolve the lesion. Antihistamines, topical anesthetics, steroid creams and dressings can help this goal. The cause of lichen planus is not firmly known. Perhaps it is an autoimmune response, a medication reaction or due to exposure to a certain chemical. It is sometimes associated with hepatitis c. ...Read more

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Tell me more about azathioprine therapy in lichen planus?

Tell me more about azathioprine therapy in lichen planus?

Its good: Lichen planus is an inflammatory cutaneous and mucous membrane reaction pattern of unknown etiology. Azathioprine can be an effective steroid-sparing treatment for generalized lichen planus. Azathioprine alone is an alternative therapy, especially when there are risk factors against corticosteroid use. Y. Check with your physician or dentist. ...Read more

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How much time it will take for a severe lichen planus to cure for a 11 yr old boy? Advice me with medicines and dos and don't s of tis disease.

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 are medications that can help, but it can last for 1-2 years in adults, sometimes longer. Do not try any medication, though, until you see a dermatologist (specialist in skin diseases). ...Read more

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Can you tell me about lichen planus?

Can you tell me about lichen planus?

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 with medication both topical and oral. It may resolve on its own. Wish I could help more; see your dermatologist to manage this disease. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from lichen planus?

How can I get relief from lichen planus?

Lichen Planus: In more severe cases, physicians may recommend oral medications or therapy with ultraviolet light. Oral medications may include a course of oral corticosteroids such as Prednisone or Metronidazole (flagyl). Occasionally, other immunosuppressive agents may be employed. However, the itching may return after the drug has been discontinued. A low-dose oral corticosteroid every other morning. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about lichen planus?

Ok: It is an autoimmune disease that causes the body's immune system to attack cells in the mucus membranes of the mouth and other parts of the GI system. It is usually treated with steroids and diagnosed with examination, history, and a biopsy. ...Read more

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Anything new on treating oral lichen planus?

New treatments?: Most of lichen planus is non-symptomatic and doesn't need to be treated. If you have painful erosive lichen planus it is usually treated with steroids or anti-inflammatories. Unfortunately, these just treat the symptoms not the disease. Lichen planus is an auto-immune disorder and currently most medical professionals do not have effective tools to treat this problem short of corticosteroids. ...Read more

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How to keep oral lichen planus under control?

LP: Best thing to do is to consult your md and oral surgeon. Lp has no cure, will wax and wane and we treat the symptoms only. ...Read more

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What tips can you give me for management of lichen planus?

No.: Dermatologists would help you.
Usually we use high potent steroid ointments. If it's spreading fast, we use systemic steroids or immunosuppressants. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the best medication for lichen planus?

Not much works: Inexplicable condition that has no real treatment. Oral topical anesthetic can help to relieve discomfort. ...Read more

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Please answer! What photographic chemicals cause lichen planus?

Please answer! What photographic chemicals cause lichen planus?

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 with medication both topical and oral. It may resolve on its own. Wish I could help more; see your dermatologist to manage this disease. ...Read more

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Please explain why people getting lichen planus and what is that?

Auto immune: Know one really knows why lichen planus occurs, but most researchers believe it's an auto immune disease, in which the body doesn't recognize part of itself. ...Read more

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I had lichen planus. Is it likely that I could pass on to my baby?

I had lichen planus. Is it likely that I could pass on to my baby?

No LP: Not inherited or passed on during birth or by touch. Have a great day and hope this eases your concern. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there is any cures out there for lichen planus?

No cure: Lichen planus is an autoimmune disease and thus there is no cure. However, you can still protect and keep your dentition for lifetime without any problem. ...Read more

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Could having furry pets like cats and dogs worsen/agravate lichen planus?

Could having furry pets like cats and dogs worsen/agravate lichen planus?

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 with medication both topical and oral. It may resolve on its own. Wish I could help more; see your dermatologist to manage this disease. I would also ask my md if pets will make it more itchy in your case. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which drug are the most common causes of lichen planus?

Cause: Lp is associated with people who are more likely to have hep c. It is associated with drugs containing gold, bismuth, arsenic, quinidine; the actual cause is unknown and there is no cure. ...Read more

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Does itching spread lichen planus?

Does itching spread lichen planus?

YES.: Any infected lesion will spread with the friction and the scratches due to the itching. ...Read more

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In what way can I remove spots of lichen planus?

See dermatologist: See a dermatologist to discover treatment options. Maybe a corticosteroid can be used. ...Read more

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Is lichen planus very different to Granuloma annulaire?

LICHEN PLANUS PLUS?: ITS LIKE WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN APPLES AND ORANGES?

THEY ARE BOTH FRUIT

THEY ALSO ARE SKIN DISORDERS.

LETS CALL LICHEN PLANUS -- LP
LETS CALL GRANULOMA --GA

LP CAN BE VERY ITCHY
GA DOESN'T ITCH

NO ONE ACTUALLY KNOWS WHAT CAUSES GA.
LP CAN BE CAUSED BY CERTAIN MEDICATIONS.

THEY LOOK COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.

LP CAN OCCUR IN THE MOUTH
GA OCCURS ONLY ON THE SKIN

THEY ARE NOT CONTAGIOUS. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a cure for lichen planus?

Please let me know if there is a cure for lichen planus?

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 with medication both topical and oral. It may resolve on its own. Wish I could help more; see your dermatologist to manage this disease. ...Read more

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How and how much time is linear lichen planus cured completely?

How and how much time is linear lichen planus cured completely?

No cure: If it truly is lichen planus, I don't think there is a total cure. It can only be treated and managed, but never completely cured. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are s/s of lichen planus and what are the nursing interventions?

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. ...Read more

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I don't have any autoimmunities like hepatitus etc. How did I get lichen planus. No one in my family has it.?

Dumb luck: Most lichen planus occurs in the absence of any other disease or family history. It's a nuisance but can usually be managed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is lichen planus associated with hiv?

Is lichen planus associated with hiv?

Occasionally: Most patients with lichen planus do not have hiv. Some patients with HIV may develop lichen planus. Hope that this helps. ...Read more