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Dr. John Ebner
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Lichen Planus (Overview)

Peculiar little papules in lines & clusters especially forearms & lower legs, frequently with specific type of white membrane inside mouth. Sometimes the mouth lesions are painful but usually not. Sometimes associated with hepatitis. Sometimes as an allergy to a med. Most often the cause is not found. Early on it can be very itchy: hope for relief from a prescription potent steroid such as clobeta.


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For how long does lichen planus last?

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

Dr. John Ebner
143 doctors shared insights

Lichen Planus (Overview)

Peculiar little papules in lines & clusters especially forearms & lower legs, frequently with specific type of white membrane inside mouth. Sometimes the mouth lesions are painful but usually not. Sometimes associated with hepatitis. Sometimes as an allergy to a med. Most often the cause is not found. Early on it can be very itchy: hope for relief from a prescription potent steroid such as clobeta.


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What is the chance that alopecia is caused by lichen planus? What are the usual symptoms?

What is the chance that alopecia is caused by lichen planus? What are the usual symptoms?

Both have same cause: Both alopecia and lichen planus are thought to be an autoimmune disorder. One does not cause the other. ...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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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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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 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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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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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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Following a biobsy i was treated for lichen planus. Should i risk new prescription lamictal tablets , what to do?

Following a biobsy i was treated for lichen planus. Should i risk new prescription lamictal tablets , what to do?

New medications: Ultimately that is your decision. If i were in your place i would research it as much as possible and discuss the risks vs. Potential benefits with at least two if not three specialists (dermatologists). Personally, i prefer others to take risks and do the wait and watch game. ...Read more