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Dr. John Ebner
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Lichen Planus (Definition)

An inflammatory condition that can affect the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. On the skin, lichen planus usually appears as purplish, ...Read more


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What's lichenoid mucositis consistent with lichen planus?& NO dysplasia or atypia seen? how's lichenoid mucositis different from lichenoid dysplasia?

Information.: Lichenoid mucositis is a noncommittal term referring to a wide range of mucosal lesions which closely mimic oral lichen planus both clinically and histologically, yet may represent a differentpathobiology altogether. In general, most oral lichenoid reactions represent a common end point in response to a myriad of extrinsic agents (drugs, allergens) or altered immunologically-mediated disorders ...Read more

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Any cures for lichen planus?

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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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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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 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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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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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

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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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Could steroids trigger lichen planus?

No: We often use steroids to treat the outbreak of lichen planus, oral meds or ointments. I should help to reduce the intensity of lesions and hasten their healing. ...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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Had mouth biopsy. Diagnosis:lichenoid mucositis consistent with lichen planus. Plz explain. I'm scared

Don't be scared!: Think of lichen planus as a benign skin rash in your mouth. It can triggered by the immune system. There may be several contributing factors, and each case is different. Potential causes include: viral infections, allergens, stress, genetics, etc... Most people will have some form of lichen planus in their lifetime. If you case becomes painful or much worse, have a dentist take a look at you. ...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 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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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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Is lichen planus very different to Granuloma annulaire?

LICHEN PLANUS PLUS?: ITS LIKE WHATS 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 DOESNT 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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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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How can I treat lichen planus skin disease?

How can I treat lichen planus skin disease?

See dermatologist: You need to see a dermatologist then follow his treatment protocols. ...Read more

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Could mouth ulcers (lichen planus) result in oral cancer?

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Could mouth ulcers (lichen planus) result in oral cancer?

LP is not related: Oral lichen planus is an autoimmune disease and even erosive LP is not related to mouth cancer. If concerned, see an oral pathologist specialist for LP management. ...Read more

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Oral lachen planus dangerous?

Oral lachen planus dangerous?

Rarely oral cancer: Chronic oral lichen planus can in a small percentage develop oral cancer. Topical prescription creams such as retin a (tretinoin) can be used in the mouth to treat oral lichen palnus. I have experience with oral Metronidazole as a treatment for lichen planus with good results. You need to be checked for hepatitis C which can be associated with lichen planus as well as review drugs as contributory cause. ...Read more

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