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Doctor insights on: Lupus Vs Lichen Planus

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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

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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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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.

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Lupus and scleroderma are connective tissue diseases but eds is also. What exactly is connective tissue disease? Is lichen sclerosis related

Lupus and scleroderma are connective tissue diseases but eds is also. What exactly is connective tissue disease? Is lichen sclerosis related

SLE and: Scleroderma are autoimmune diseases, eds is a 'flaw' of development of elements in the connective tissue. Part of the connective tissue may be affected by immune cells interactions..

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can I use absorbent jr for lichen planus?

No: Lichen planus is usually treated with steroids. I have also found that some patients get help using childs toothpaste made by spry or brushing with plain xyletol and not using any other tooth paste.

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How can I heal lichen planus homeopathically?

See a dermatologist: Lichen planus is treatable. Homeopathy is always an expensive placebo. If anything improves with homeopathy it is always a coincidence. Lichen planus may occur as reaction to a med or to a hepatitis virus. Frequently a cause is not identified but it is still treatable. But only with real medicine.

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Is there a way to help lichen planus at home?

See a dermatologist: Lichen planus is a chronic condition which needs to be treated by a dermatologist.

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Please help! What is the cause of lichen planus?

Please help! What is the cause of 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.

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What is the definition or description of: lichen planus?

Specific skin rash: 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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Can pancha tikta ghrita guggulu helps to cure lichen planus?

Can pancha tikta ghrita guggulu helps to cure 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.

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I stopped or slowed my lichen planus, has anybody cured theirs?

I stopped or slowed my lichen planus, has anybody cured theirs?

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/oral surgeon to manage this disease.

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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.

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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.

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What to do if I have a condition called "lichen planus"?

Lichen planus: Many people get lichen planus. It could appear on the skin or areas covered by a mucous membrane. On skin, lichen planus may last a few months and spontaneously clear on its own. On a mucous membrane lichen planus is more resistant and need medications and other treatments help relieve itching and promote healing. Ask your PCP for more information.

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