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Is there a medication for lichenoid mucositis?

Is there a medication for lichenoid mucositis?

Yes: There are immunosuppressive agents such as Cyclosporine that have been used to treat this in addition treatment with laser therapy has also been shown to beneficial. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Mucositis (Definition)

A clinical diagnosis that refers to inflammation of mucosal surfaces. Can involve any such surface (gi tract, lungs, bladder, etc.). Instrumenting to confirm the diagnosis is discouraged due to bleeding and infection risks. We make this diagnosis based upon symptoms (pain, drooling, loose stool, etc) and signs (erythema/erosion of mucosal surfaces, etc) where we can ...Read more


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I have been diagnosed with lichenoid mucositis is there anything I can do?

I have been diagnosed with lichenoid mucositis is there anything I can do?

Magic mouthwash: There are some prescription mouthwashes which can greatly relieve the discomfort. They may contain lidocaine or benadryl, (diphenhydramine) kaopectate or maalox, and a corticosteroid. Sysyemic steroids may also be prescribed. ...Read more

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Can lichenoid mucositis lead to excessive tartar build up?

Yes: It can. The best person to call and ask about this is your dentist. They might have an idea how to slow progression without having to make a doctor's visit and pay a bill. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with lichenoid mucositis epithelial atypia three years ago via biopsy. I go every six months for a cleaning /exam. My dr says everything is fine, but I'm constantly worried that there is some underlying cause. Should I be worried?

I was diagnosed with lichenoid mucositis epithelial atypia three years ago via biopsy. I go every six months for a cleaning /exam. My dr says everything is fine, but I'm constantly worried that there is some underlying cause. Should I be worried?

Have it checked: Regularly. 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 different cause altogether. In some cases it can be considered a pre-cancerous lesion. ...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?

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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What does oral lichenoid mucositis consistent with lichen planus in biopsy means? Is it dangerous? Anything related to luekoplakia?

No and yes: Not dangerous and it is leukoplakia. Inflammation of the mucosa and lichenoid in presentation. Leukoplakia simply means "white patch". Of course this can have many causes, some of which are cause for concern. This condition requires treatment, monitoring, and a good Oral Medicine or Oral Surgeon specialist to follow you. Good Luck. ...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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Can someone please help me with my mucositis?

Can someone please help me with my mucositis?

Depends on the cause: Mucositis or inflammation and irritation of the mucosal tissues can be due to a number of causes. Treatment is dependent upon the etiology of the mucositis.

For some patients, pain relief can be provided with a mouthrinse usually containing an anesthetic agent such as xylocaine (lidocaine) in combination with other ingredients. However, the cause still needs to be identified and treated accordingly. ...Read more

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Difflam for radiation induced mucositis?

Difflam for radiation induced mucositis?

Actually not: Diflucan is to prevent a super infection with candida but oral mucositis is treated with mixtures of topical anesthetic, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and steroid, which might predispose to candida. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mucositis?

What is the definition or description of: mucositis?

Mucositis is: A clinical diagnosis that refers to inflammation of mucosal surfaces. Can involve any such surface (gi tract, lungs, bladder, etc.). Instrumenting to confirm the diagnosis is discouraged due to bleeding and infection risks. We make this diagnosis based upon symptoms (pain, drooling, loose stool, etc) and signs (erythema/erosion of mucosal surfaces, etc) where we can see them. Supportive care! ...Read more

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Is there is gel treatment for mucositis?

Yes.: A variety of treatments are available for mucositis. See - http://oralcancerfoundation. Org/treatment/mucositis. Html. Commercially available or "compounded" gel therapies may be available to help treat mucositis. Gels may act as a barrier protection while other therapies may work in other ways. ...Read more

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What are the tests for mucositis?

What are the tests for mucositis?

Mucositis is: A clinical diagnosis. There really is not a specific test for mucositis that would generally be utilized and instrumenting a patient to directly visualize mucosal breakdown in the setting of cancer therapy would be discouraged due to bleeding and infection risks. We make this diagnosis based upon symptoms (pain, drooling, loose stool, etc) and signs (erythema/erosion of mucosal surfaces, etc). ...Read more

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Is there anything you can do to get better from mucositis?

Mucositis is a. ...: Common side effect of many chemotherapy drugs, which cause mucosal inflammation. This can be painful and is exacerbated by hsv reactivation (which is all too common among cancer patients). Supportive care with bicarb rinses, magic mouthwash (mylanta/benadryl/viscous lidocaine), etc is helpful to keep mouth clean. Opiate pain relief and when appropriate, acyclovir. Count recovery is the most help. ...Read more

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What is the best hydration (or other) protocol to prevent mucositis for pediatric Burkitt's lymphoma? Does it vary at different cycles?

What is the best hydration (or other) protocol to prevent mucositis for pediatric Burkitt's lymphoma? Does it vary at different cycles?

Mucositis: Hydration is very important in pediatric oncology but fluid requirements (ml/kg) differs by the age of the child. Mucositis is caused by fungal overgrowth in the GI tract caused by the oncology drugs and is a side effect of therapy. Please discuss this with your pediatric oncologist. Thanks ...Read more

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How long does it take for a lichenoid type drug erection happen to skin?

How long does it take for a lichenoid type drug erection happen to skin?

Here are some...: The relevance of the context in the question is not clear to offer a pointed answer. Please rephrase and rewrite the question so more my colleagues and I can help you. Lichenoid skin disorder cannot be cured but may be managed with topical agent with one of the steroid as needed. Furthermore, topical use of such agent will not affect erection of a healthy man. Of course, seek pro-evaluation. ...Read more

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What are lichenoid drugs reactions affecting penis glans look like?

What are lichenoid drugs reactions affecting penis glans look like?

Here's a description: Classical lichen planus on the penis usually occurs in a ring around the glans (the tip of the penis) and is described as shiny, flat-topped, firm papules (bumps) varying from pin-point size to bigger than a centimeter size. They are purplish colored and are often crossed by fine white lines. The bumps may be close together or widespread, or grouped in patterns like lines or rings. ...Read more

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Is there any homeopathic medicine for pityriasis lichenoid chronica?

Is there any homeopathic medicine for pityriasis lichenoid chronica?

Not specifically: There is not a "this for that" homeopathic medicine for this condition. But with a comprehensive assessment, a medicine may be found that helps your overall health -- including the skin condition. Homeopathy seeks to understand your problem by perceiving the deeper pattern of your suffering, which manifests on the surface also. Find a homeopathic doctor: http://www. Homeopathyusa. Org/. ...Read more

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What is lichenoid muscositis with perivasculitis, ulcerated?

What is lichenoid muscositis with perivasculitis, ulcerated?

Mucosal rash: This is inflammation of the mucous membranes that hugs underside of epidermis=lichenoid. Perivasculitis=inflammation around blood vessels. In mouth, can be lichen planus, lichenoid drug or allergic contact reaction, autoimmune diseases & others. Even canker sores. Direct immunofluorescence biopsy to tell which. In vulva, can also be lichen sclerosus. Some have risk of mouth cancer. Get diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is lichenoid dermatitis?

What is lichenoid dermatitis?

Lichenoid derm: Lichenification is the thickening of the skin due to either excess scratching or the underlying skin condition. ...Read more

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Is lichenoid keratosis pre cancerous?

Is lichenoid keratosis pre cancerous?

No: If truly solitary and path shows changes like lichen planus, this is a benign entity. Biopsy or excision of entire lesion is often considered. ...Read more

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Is it possible to diagnose "Lichenoid dermatitis' by a blood sample?

Is it possible to diagnose "Lichenoid dermatitis' by a blood sample?

No.: Dermatologists may be able to just look and know by experience or will need biopsy. ...Read more

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What are some good homeopathic remedy for pityriasis lichenoid chronica?

What are some good homeopathic remedy for pityriasis lichenoid chronica?

Homeopathic treatmen: This chronic skin rash is rare, and it may not respond to conventional treatments. Http://tinyurl. Com/c2rn22 Homeopathic treatment requires working with a professional homeopath and considering your complete case -- not just the skin rash. The remedy YOU need (of thousands) may differ from that needed by someone else with the same diagnosis. A correctly prescribed one initiates a healing process. ...Read more

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What is lichenoid and how is it treated and what is the cause?

What is lichenoid and how is it treated and what is the cause?

Lichenoid Dermatitis: It is believed that lichenoid dermatitis is caused by an allergic reaction to medication or other chemicals, or that it develops as a result of a viral infection. Treatment is to remove the cause and treat with topical prescription cortisone. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of lichenoid above my left ankle?

How do I get rid of lichenoid above my left ankle?

Cause???: Lichenoid is a descriptive word used to describe thickening of the skin. The term "lichenoid" can be used to describe skin changes seen during the physical examination of the skin, but is also used to describe skin changes seen under a microscope from a skin biopsy. There are lots of "lichenoid" causes, so you want to see a dermatologist. The most common is "lichen simplex chronicus". ...Read more

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What is lichenoid lupus erythematosus? How is it different from discoid lupus erythematosus? Best course of treatment that does not involve oral meds?

What is lichenoid lupus erythematosus? How is it different from discoid lupus erythematosus? Best course of treatment that does not involve oral meds?

Oral agents best: Lichenoid lupus refers to a specific type if rash sometimes photosensitive, which is oftern red and raised. It occurs between the dermis and epidermis under the microscope. Discoid may also start as a red area but will cause atrophy and scarring. The best treatment is usually the oral agent plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). Other options include sunscreen, moisturizers and topical steroids if the areas are small. ...Read more

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I have lupus, after a biopsy found out I have lichenoid dermatitis. I take 20 mg of prednisone a day but it doesn't seem to be helping. Help.?

See your doctor: You should discuss your concerns with your doctor. Lupus is a serious disease and treatment can be complicated. That being said, your doctor may increase the prednisone. ...Read more

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I have lichenoid keratosis which my doctor described as solar lentigo with eczema. Incurable. How does it "behave"? Does it vanish/spread at times?

Lichenoid Keratosis: Assuming this is a biopsy proven Lichenoid Keratosis, it is a benign lesion. Treatment options include Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen, electrosurgery or curettage. One may also opt to have no treatment. ...Read more