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Could you identify: lichen planus?

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.

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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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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.

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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.

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I would like to know what lichen planus is?

It is..: An autoimmune disease where the body attacks the skin or mucus cells lining the mouth and digestive tract. It is usually treated with steroids either topically or systemically. It can look whitish and/ or red and is diagnosed by examination, history, and biopsy.

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What are the cures out there for lichen planus?

What are the cures out there for lichen planus?

No cure: Lichen planus is an autoimmune disease and is not curable, nor is there a known cause. It falls into the category of desquamative gingivitis. Often, it is confined to the oral mucosa and is treated with topical or other steroids. Generally, it is manageable and not painful, although sometimes it can be uncomfortable.

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What to do if I have lichen planus, what is it?

What to do if I have lichen planus, what is it?

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 causes lichen planus and how can it be cured?

What causes lichen planus and how can it be cured?

Mysterious: The exact cause is unknown however may be related to an allergic or immune reaction. Treatments could include: antihistamines, immune-suppressing medications, topical corticosteroids, topical retinoic acid and uv light.

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How to cure the hiperpigmentation marks of lichen planus?

Difficult: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.

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Are there any remedy for lichen planus?

No cure just help: Lichen planus is an auto-immune disease which means your body is reacting to something with your immune system. Their can be sores, spots, rashes, burning tongue to swelling and inflammation. There can be various triggers that will set things in motion, like foods, food additives and flavors, etc. It can affect any skin surface: body, mouth, genital. It may be controlled with some meds.

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I was wondering what are s/s of lichen planus and what are the nursing interventions?

I was wondering what are s/s of lichen planus and what are the nursing interventions?

Lacy white on cheek: Lichen planus is a lacy, white appearance on the cheeks and gums. Should not be a problem to nurse with lichen planus.

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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.

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Tell me more about azathioprine therapy in lichen planus?

Tell me more about azathioprine therapy in lichen planus?

Its good: Lichen planus is an inflammatory cutaneous and mucous membrane reaction pattern of unknown etiology. Azathioprine can be an effective steroid-sparing treatment for generalized lichen planus. Azathioprine alone is an alternative therapy, especially when there are risk factors against corticosteroid use. Y. Check with your physician or dentist.

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What are the best doctor/hospital to cure oral lichen planus (opl) in the us?

What are the best doctor/hospital to cure oral lichen planus (opl) in the us?

No cure: There is no cure, just maintenance for lichen planus. Several dentists work with particular pharmacies to have a custom rinse made up for helping with the problem. Sometimes some meds may have to be administered in severe cases. I would consult your dentist or an oral surgeon.

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What kind of physician would I go to for lichen planus and raynard's sydrome?

Primary care: These are two separate problems but in general, the first person to see is your primary care physician. He/she can direct you to a specific specialist if he/she thinks that is necessary.

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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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Are there any treatments to get rid of hyper pigmentation left by lichen planus?

Are there any treatments to get rid of hyper pigmentation left by lichen planus?

See dermatologist: There are a number of pulsed light and laser treatments for hyperpigmentation. The risks and benefits need to be explained to you before any treatment. Discuss the options with your dermatologist

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Can you tell me about a skin disease called lichen planus if so what's your treatment?

Lichen Planus: See the following for basic information and then discuss it with a dermatologist: http://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/i---l/lichen-planus.

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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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Which is the difference between oral lichen planus and oral hairy leukoplakia of the tongue?

Huge difference!: Lichen planus is a submucosal inflammatory lesion usually found on the cheeks. Sometimes ulcers can develop, but this represents little more than an irritating rash. Oral hairy leukoplakia is an opportunistic infection by epstein barr virus. This can be linked to steroid use, hiv, or any other condition causing a reduced immune response.

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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.

Dr. Anthony Sharber
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