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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

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

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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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?

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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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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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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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 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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Lichen planus since 10 months. Dark. Brown spots all over body no itching. Negative hepatitis test. Biopsy test = ashy's dermotosis treatment?

Lichen planus since 10 months. Dark. Brown spots all over body no itching. Negative hepatitis test. Biopsy test = ashy's dermotosis treatment?

Consult MD: Since lichen planus is not cureable and your md has treated it as a dermatosis I would follow his/her advise and treat it as they indicate it should be treated. Sometimes it can go away on its own and is not contagious. Go on living your life and listen and treat like md recommends. Good luck. ...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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Can you tell me if there is any home remedies for lichen planus?

Unfortunately no: A remedy is something, such as medicine or therapy, that relieves pain, cures disease, or corrects a disorder.
Since there is no known cure for lichen planus, there is no remedy. There are medications that help relieve symptoms. See your physician. ...Read more

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Can there be any home remedies to help lichen planus?

Can there be any home remedies to help lichen planus?

Typically: It is usually treated with steroids... Either topical or systemic if it is really bad. I have also had patients try using spry children's toothpaste with some improvement. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Diagnosed with lichen planus on penis, steroid cream not working, any other remedies?

Diagnosed with lichen planus on penis, steroid cream not working, any other remedies?

Excimer laser: The excimer laser, wavelength 308 which is used for psoriaisis can be safely used on the penis for inflammation such as is found in lichen planus. Oral steroids are temporary and the lichen pla us will recur quickly. Another option is vertical, a vitamin d ointment, which will not thin skin of the penis. ...Read more

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Home remedies and medication for lichen Planus and hot red bloatchy skin?

Home remedies and medication for lichen Planus and hot red bloatchy skin?

See your Dr.: Lichen planus is an inflammatory disorder of the mucosal soft tissue. It is best treated with Prednesone a corticosteriod prescription medication and evaluated by your doctor in 7 - 10 days. The hot red bloatchy skin might be a reaction that is occurring from the application of the home remedies. It is best to have them reviewed by your doctor before further use. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with oral lichen planus and is very painful. Are there any home remedies?

I have been diagnosed with oral lichen planus and is very painful. Are there any home remedies?

Orabase: Colgate orabase with Benzocaine (so long as you are not allergic) works reasonably well for mild cases. It is worth trying. ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed with oral lichen planus and is very painful. Anyone have any helpful home remedies?

Check internet: There are some treatment for outbreaks of lichen planis but most are to be prescribed by doctor. You can use a simple numbing gel, rinse with warm salt water (mouthwash would be to harsh due to alcohol), use aloe vera on lesions or lips. You should look at baylor university. They have a clinic specific for this disorder. They also have a great support group for questions. You are not alone. ...Read more

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I have had lichen planus since late 90's. Is it normal to have it so long? Still get painful sores on tongue. Should I see dermatology or oral surgeon?

Normal: Lichen planus is one of those maladies that tends to stay with us once it is acquired. It tends to display as both skin lesions and oral lesions...So, it is dealt with by professionals in both specialties.
A dermatologist or a dental professional trained in oral medicine or oral biology can give more information regarding treatment. ...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

Dr. Randy Baker
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