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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is erosive lichen planus?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is erosive lichen planus?

Erosive LichenPlanus: Erosive lichen planus is the form of lichen planus characterized by very sore and painful erosions\lesions\ulcerations on the linings or mucous membranes of the mouth. See: http://www. Aaomp. Org/public/lichen-planus. Php. ...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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I have severe erosive lichen planus so I can't take nsaids. I'm on clobetasol and Tylenol (acetaminophen). Is there anything else I can take for pain?

I have severe erosive lichen planus so I can't take nsaids. I'm on clobetasol and Tylenol (acetaminophen). Is there anything else I can take for pain?

Erosive LP treatment: Topical and systemic treatment is required. Topical steroids or Calcineurin inhibitors 3-5/ times per week or more for long term. Systemic steroids or Methotrexate for a several weeks also are recommended. See orofacial pain practitioner for the proper management. ...Read more

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Is this lichen planus? I've recently noticed a series of fine white lines on the lower side of my left cheek. They don't hurt, and from the research I've done it sounds like it's not a big deal. However, I am worried that it might turn into erosive lichen

Is this lichen planus? I've recently noticed a series of fine white lines on the lower side of my left cheek. They don't hurt, and from the research I've done it sounds like it's not a big deal. However, I am worried that it might turn into erosive lichen

Oral: Oral lichen planus is an inflammatory condition that affects mucous membranes inside your mouth. It may appear as white, lacy patches; red, swollen tissues; or open sores on any soft tissues of the mouth. These lesions may cause burning, pain or other discomfort.

The disorder occurs when the immune system mounts an attack against cells of the oral mucous membranes. The reason for this is unknown. It cannot be passed from one person to another.

Oral lichen planus is usually a chronic condition that causes little or no symptoms. It usually is diagnosed at a dental exam and verified by an small biopsy.

Treatments are usually undertaken only of the lesions are painful and/or ulcerative. Treatments that suppress the immune system abnormalities, such as topical or systemic steroids may improve more severe lesions and lessen pain.

People with oral lichen planus may also have related lichen planus lesions on the skin, genitals or other parts of the body.

Further information and treatment may be obtained by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Could you identify: lichen planus?

Could you identify: lichen planus?

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 with the condition and in controlling the extent of exacerbation during time of increased disease activity. ...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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I want to know what lichen planus is?

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 that are the classic clinical findings. There are also a number of different types of lp. So seeing a dermatologist would help you with the exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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I would like to know what lichen planus is?

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 topically or systemically. It can look whitish and/ or red and is diagnosed by examination, history, and biopsy. ...Read more

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What are the cures out there for lichen planus?

What are the cures out there for lichen planus?

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, it is confined to the oral mucosa and is treated with topical or other steroids. Generally, it is manageable and not painful, although sometimes it can be uncomfortable. ...Read more

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What to do if I have lichen planus, what is it?

What to do if I have lichen planus, what is 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 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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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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What is vulvar lichen planus from?

What is vulvar lichen planus from?

Lichen planus: Nobody knows what the exact causes of lichen planus are. We know it can be triggered by taking certain medications, including thiazide diuretics, antimalarials and phenothiazines (a group of tranquilizing drugs with antipsychotic actions). A significant number of skin specialist doctors (dermatologists) believe it might be classified as an autoimmune disease. A higher-than-normal percentage, hepc+. ...Read more

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Solution for lichen planus on the skin?

Solution for lichen planus on the skin?

Scientific Rx: Lichen planus may go away on its own, but treatment is only palliative. You may be offered topical treatment, in particular glucocorticoids; tacrolimus, Dapsone and retinoids may be used by a specialist dermatologist. I'm going to assume you are otherwise healthy; it might be wise to test you for hepatitis c in the blood and treat this if present. ...Read more

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Are there any remedy for lichen planus?

No cure just help: Lichen planus is an auto-immune disease which means your body is reacting to something with your immune system. Their can be sores, spots, rashes, burning tongue to swelling and inflammation. There can be various triggers that will set things in motion, like foods, food additives and flavors, etc. It can affect any skin surface: body, mouth, genital. It may be controlled with some meds. ...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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How to diagnose lichen planus in my buccul cavity?

How to diagnose lichen planus in my buccul cavity?

White web: The presentation of lichen planus in the mouth is rather distinctive. In the buccal mucosa (inner aspect of the cheek) the classic presentation is a white web-like pattern. ...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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What to do if I have a condition called "lichen planus"?

Lichen planus: Many people get lichen planus. It could appear on the skin or areas covered by a mucous membrane. On skin, lichen planus may last a few months and spontaneously clear on its own. On a mucous membrane lichen planus is more resistant and need medications and other treatments help relieve itching and promote healing. Ask your PCP for more information. ...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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Please let me know if there is a cure for oral lichen planus?

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

No cure: There is no cure, just maintenance for lichen planus. Several dentists work with particular pharmacies to have a custom rinse made up for helping with the problem. Sometimes some meds may have to be administered in severe cases. I would consult your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...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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Hi doctors, can you tell me what's good for oral lichen planus?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what's good for oral lichen planus?

Symptom Care Only: Start with a good diagnosis. There are different kinds of lp, some more annoying than others, so make sure your dentist/oral surgeon/ent has a firm diagnosis. There's no treatment unless you're having pain or other symptoms. No preventative measures either. We used to worry about malignant transformation, but that seems unlikely now. Sorry, but there's no good treatment except to relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lichen planus and what is the cure?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lichen planus and what is the cure?

Lichen Planus: Read the following and then discuss it with a dermatologist or oral surgeon (or both): http://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/i---l/lichen-planus. ...Read more

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

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

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 help! What is the difference between lichen planus and leukoplakia?

Difference: Is LP is of unknown cause, has no cure/treatment, may resolve on its own or recur, can appear in or out of the mouth. Leukoplakia occurs in people who use tobacco products/alcohol. It can become cancerous 0-20% of the time although the majority do not become cancerous. It should be watched and biopsied when recommended. See your dentist regularly/ent. ...Read more

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What is the difference in appearance between lichen planus and leukoplakia?

Diff can be serious: Lichen planus can be scraped off the mucosa, leukoplakia can not. Also sometimes leukoplakia can be pre malignant, much more serious lesion. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes lichen planus and how do you cure it?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes lichen planus and how do you cure it?

Auto immune: Lichen planus is an autoimmune syndrome. You can only manage it, there is no cure at the present time. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do to help to clear up the dark spots from lichen planus?

See a dermatologist: The post-inflammatory darkening that can happen after lichen planus lesions heal can be a problem. Sometimes the strong topical steroids we use to treat LP helps also with the darkening. Hydroquinone is also useful in lightening these spots. Foremost, it is important that you are being treated for LP to minimize the chances you will get new dark spots. See your dermatologist to discuss options. ...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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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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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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What is lichen planus?

Lichen Planus: Lichen planus is a chornic disease of the skin and oral mucusa. Its name refers to the dry and undulating, "lichen-like" appearance of affected skin. The underlying pathology of this disease is unknown at this time. ...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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How do I cure lichen planus?

How do I cure lichen planus?

Flagyl: If this is lichen planus you need to be tested for associated problem as hepatitis c. I have good experience with oral flagul which needs to be used foe several months to flatten the lesions and lighten the residual color. The mechanism of action is unknown. ...Read more

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Any cures for lichen planus?

No: Unfortunately no. Usually the process burns itself out after an average of about 18 months. The trouble is we don't really know the exact cause/trigger. So that makes it very difficult to comeup with a cure. ...Read more

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Are there any lichen planus?

Are there any lichen planus?

?: ? Are there any lichen planus what? I think your question was cut short or incomplete. ...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 you pronounce lichen planus?

See below: This is hard to answer because you cannot hear me. I would suggest you7 go to your dentist with lichen planus written out and ask. ...Read more