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Please help! what is the cause of lichen planus?

Please help! what is the cause of 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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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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Expert opinions? Which drug are the most common causes of lichen planus ?

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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What is the chance that alopecia is caused by lichen planus? What are the usual symptoms?

What is the chance that alopecia is caused by lichen planus? What are the usual symptoms?

Both have same cause: Both alopecia and lichen planus are thought to be an autoimmune disorder. One does not cause the other. ...Read more

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What causes lichen planus?

What causes lichen planus?

Unknown: The cause of lichen planus is unknown. In certain locales, patients with extensive lichen planus seem to be more likely to have a hepatitis C virus infection of the liver. Often see people with full dentures that seem to get it, but really hard to determine a specific source ...Read more

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Could toprolxl cause lichen planus?

Could toprolxl 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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What causes lichen planus and how can it be cured?

What causes lichen planus and how can it be cured?

Mysterious: The exact cause is unknown however may be related to an allergic or immune reaction. Treatments could include: antihistamines, immune-suppressing medications, topical corticosteroids, topical retinoic acid and uv light. ...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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Could motrin cause lichen planus, xanax, (alprazolam) nadolol or levothyroxine?

Could motrin cause lichen planus, xanax, (alprazolam) nadolol or levothyroxine?

Lichen Planus: Not likely. 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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Can low complement levels cause lichen planus ( armpit) and tinea versicolor?

Can low complement levels cause lichen planus ( armpit) and tinea versicolor?

Yes and no: Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection. It may present due to a decrease in the immune system (low complement). Lichen planus is an autoimmune disorder of unknown origin. Various autoimmune illnesses are associated with increased incidence in lichen planus. Secondary raynaud's disease also has been linked with some autoinmune disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and sjogren's syndrome. ...Read more

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Lichen planus on penis. Is it possible that saliva and friction from fellatio is causing lichen planus on my penis?

Not contagious: If you have lichen planus , there can be numerous skin lesion that occur. Trama may agitate the condition. Check out Baylor University for information concerning this disease. They have a special clinic and support site for information, treatment, and consul. ...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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Lichen planus of the skin? Not from medication. Any and all information on it? Causes? Cure? Etc...My derm and doctor Are not too familiar with it

Lichen planus of the skin? Not from medication. Any and all information on it? Causes? Cure? Etc...My derm and doctor Are not too familiar with it

Lichen Planus: Wikipedia: LP is a disease of the skin and/or mucous membranes that resembles lichen. The cause is unknown, but it is thought to be the result of an autoimmune process with an unknown initial trigger. There is no cure, but many different medications and procedures have been used to control the symptoms. https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/i---l/lichen-planus ...Read more

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My dentist just told me that I have oral lichen planus. Is oral LP a precursor to the lichen planus rash on the skin? Also what might have caused this

My dentist just told me that I have oral lichen planus. Is oral LP a precursor to the lichen planus rash on the skin? Also what might have caused this

It is possible: About 40-45% of patients with oral LP will eventually develop skin lesions? The exact cause of LP is unknown. However, there is an association with hepatitis c. That would certainly be a very reasonable test to have done. If you are not being followed by a dermatologist i would certainly recommend it. ...Read more

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Can lichen planus in your mouth be caused by food? I was diagnosed with lichen planus around a year ago, the non-ulcer version. For the most part it doesn't bother me, but i think i've noticed that it tends to flair up after eating certain kinds of spicie

Can lichen planus in your mouth be caused by food? I was diagnosed with lichen planus around a year ago, the non-ulcer version. For the most part it doesn't bother me, but i think i've noticed that it tends to flair up after eating certain kinds of spicie

The : The cause for lichen planus is unknown, however the spicier foods you are eating can cause irritation to normal tissues in the mouth. It wouldn't be a surprise if the already irritated tissues affected by the lichen planus also feel additional irritation. Although there is no connection, obviously you are experiencing one. Avoid those foods that you know make your lichen planus more uncomfor. ...Read more

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What is lichen planus?

Lichen planus: Lichen planus is a common skin rash that is not contagious. See your primary care physician for topical and oral medications treatment. Sometimes Lichen planus may spontaneously resolve. ...Read more

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