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Can you tell me more about natural/holistic approach in treating lichen planopilaris of the scalp?

Can you tell me more about natural/holistic approach in treating lichen planopilaris of the scalp?

Individualized: Lichen planopilaris is an autoimmune condition. While there is often genetic predispostion it can be triggered by environmental toxins such as mercury & microbes may also trigger. Treating thyroid imbalances, detox, stress reduction, diet, individualized supplementation, classical homeopathy & acupuncture can all help. Read The Immune System Recovery Plan by Susan Blum MD & consult a holistic doc. ...Read more

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I have LICHEN PLANOPILARIS.. I have been on Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for 1 year. Still loosing hair. What drugs are recommended next? Thanks

I have LICHEN PLANOPILARIS.. I have been on Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for 1 year. Still loosing hair. What drugs are recommended next? 
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Issues: Your three medical conditions need attention. 1: Sleep apnea needs to be controlled by a lung specialist. 2: How is your hypogonadism being treated? There are many options. 3: Losing hair is not uncommon at our ages. Annoying but true. ...Read more

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Scalp biopsy showed i have lichen planopilaris derm. presricbed doxycycline for 6 months, is taking an antibiotic for that long okay? Will it cause an

Scalp biopsy showed i have lichen planopilaris derm. presricbed doxycycline for 6 months, is taking an antibiotic for that long okay? Will it cause an

No free lunch: There's no such thing as a free lunch. Medically speaking, that means that we always need to balance desired benefit against potential risk. In this case, your Dermatologist prescribed antibiotics to deal w/skin condition (but at risk of developing antibiotic resistance, vaginal yeast infection and/or C diff diarrhea). So please discuss your concerns w/him/her & your Family Doc & ID specialist too ...Read more

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What is lichen planus?

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 ?

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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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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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

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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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For how long does lichen planus last?

See below: Lichen planus is a disease of the skin and/ormucous membranes that resembles lichen. It is thought to be the result of an autoimmune process with an unknown trigger. In the mouth it can cause redness and swelling, peeling of the gums and cheeks painful sores. Without treatment, most lesions will spontaneously resolve within 6–12 months. ...Read more

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In what way can I treat lichen planus?

See below: Lichen planus (LP) is a disease of the skin and/ormucous membranes that resembles lichen. . Treatment usually involves topical corticosteroids (such as betamethasone, clobetasol, dexamethasone, and triamcinolone) and analgesics, or if these are ineffective and the condition is severe, the systemic corticosteroids may be used. ...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