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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

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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. ...Read more

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How do the rashes associated with annular lichen planus and subacute cutaneous lupus differ in appearance?

How do the rashes associated with annular lichen planus and subacute cutaneous lupus differ in appearance?

Lupus vs lichen: Too hard to explain with words! A photo of each would explain it all! See your dentist or look for photos online! ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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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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. ...Read more

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Is lichen planus associated with hiv?

Is lichen planus associated with hiv?

Occasionally: Most patients with lichen planus do not have hiv. Some patients with HIV may develop lichen planus. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Could steroids trigger lichen planus?

No: We often use steroids to treat the outbreak of lichen planus, oral meds or ointments. I should help to reduce the intensity of lesions and hasten their healing. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lichen planus?

Lichen planus: Topical steroid creams that, for example, are under wrapping or taped at bedtime may also be useful when possible. For localized, itchy, thick lesions, injections of corticosteroids may be given. Antihistamines may blunt the itch, particularly if it is only moderate. Oral immunosuppressants are also used in more severe cases. ...Read more

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How can I treat lichen planus skin disease?

How can I treat lichen planus skin disease?

See dermatologist: You need to see a dermatologist then follow his treatment protocols. ...Read more

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How to tell if it's bed bugs or lichen planus?

Let's see..: A good pest control company can tell if you do have bed bugs in your home. If there are no bed bugs in your home then the cause may or may not be lichen planus. A dentist or specialist like a periodontist or oral surgeon can help to determine if you have lichen planus, if the lesions are in your mouth. Good luck with this.... ...Read more

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Dentist said I have oral lichen planus, what to do?

Dentist said I have oral lichen planus, what to do?

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. ...Read more

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I want to know the best treatment for lichen planus.

I want to know the best treatment for lichen planus.

Not immediate: Treatment for lichen planus varies with the individual. There are generally triggers that set off some of the signs and symptoms. Why does it happen? It attacks numerous spots on the body. If you are looking for a good source of information, research Baylor University. They have a clinic treating lichen planus. The have a online support group for info and help. ...Read more

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Can lasers help fade pigmentation left by lichen planus?

Can lasers help fade pigmentation left by lichen planus?

Yes: See a dermatologist. There are several treatments possible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any homeopathic medicine for lichen planus?

Can you tell me any homeopathic medicine for lichen planus?

Lichen planus: Lichen planus is a chronic, possibly autoimmune skin condition which has no conventional cure. Http://tinyurl. Com/nmtczy3 for help with this condition you'd need to consult with an experienced homeopathic physician or other practitioner for the homeopathic remedy most tailored to you. Http://www. Homeopathyusa. Org/ without evaluating you, I don't know which homeopathic medicine might help you. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is erosive lichen planus?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is erosive lichen planus?

Erosive LichenPlanus: Erosive lichen planus is the form of lichen planus characterized by very sore and painful erosions\lesions\ulcerations on the linings or mucous membranes of the mouth. See: http://www. Aaomp. Org/public/lichen-planus. Php. ...Read more