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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