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What are the differences between lichen planus (lpp)& lupus erythematosus (le)?

What are the differences between lichen planus (lpp)& lupus erythematosus (le)?

Skin vs systemic: Lichen plan us is a skin and mucous membrane (mouth) disease. There are several forms of lupus. Some forms affect only the skin and can even look like lichen planus skin changes. The main firm (SLE) is a systemic total body, autoimmune disease not limited to the skin and mouth. Lupus Erythematosis is also associated with lab abnormalities not present in lichen planus ...Read more

Dr. John Ebner
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Lichen Planus (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Please help! what is the difference between lichen planus (lpp)& lupus erythematosus (le)?

Please help! what is the difference between lichen planus (lpp)& lupus erythematosus (le)?

Difference: Lp no cure, cause unknown, not understood well by medicine. Le is an autoimmune disease, no cure, treatment is to treat the symptoms with drug therapy. Please consult your md. ...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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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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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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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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