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I have severe skin only lichen planus, was given oral prednisone 20mg for 9 days. What are chances planus will return more severe after treatment?

I have severe skin only lichen planus, was given oral prednisone 20mg for 9 days. What are chances planus will return more severe after treatment?

If diagnosis is-: If you have lichen plants, a brief corse of Prednisone will usually not prevent recurrence! That said, I believe a skin biopsy is necessary. A visual diagnosis can be misleading! Best! ...Read more

Dr. John Ebner
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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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Diagnosed with oral lichen planus. Very painful. Normal treatments ineffective. Took cephalexin for another condition. Olp gone for 4 mos. Explain.

Diagnosed with oral lichen planus. Very painful. Normal treatments ineffective. Took cephalexin for another condition. Olp gone for 4 mos. Explain.

Autoimmune: This is an autoimmune disease where layers of the tissues tend to separate. It doesn't go away generally but will "come and go". Don't let it get out of hand. Usually routinely applied topical steroids will help. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of lichen planus whitout doing biopsy?

What is the treatment of lichen planus whitout doing biopsy?

May need to confirm: Oral surgeons and oral pathologists often require a biopsy to confirm diagnosis before recommending treatment (or lack thereof). While some lesions may be typical, others may not be. It's seldom a good idea to prescribe treatment without knowing for sure what a patient has. Typically patients are given a topical corticosteroid when necessary although many require nothing at all. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lichen planus and what is its treatment?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lichen planus and what is its treatment?

Lichen Planus: See: http://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/i---l/lichen-planus/diagnosis-treatment if you suspect having this, have a consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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When illnesses like lichen planus result from medical treatment, what is it called?

LP: Lp has no known cause or cure. We treat the symptoms only. What medical treatment did you have that you believe led to the lp? Please be more specific for a more detailed answer and please see your md. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lichen planus and how is caused and what treatment is best for it?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lichen planus and how is caused and what treatment is best for 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. ...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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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 you tell me about treatment that helps with lichen planus?

Lichen planes: Treatments for lichen planus include topical and oral corticosteroids. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and other treatment options. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What exactly the name, dose, regimen of topical corticosteroid and antihistamine that is used in lichen planus treatment? Patient aged 6 years

What exactly the name, dose, regimen of topical corticosteroid and antihistamine that is used in lichen planus treatment? Patient aged 6 years

See a doctor.: Most cases of lichen planus are relatively mild. Affected individuals who do not have symptoms do not need treatment.
If the itch or appearance of the rash are unpleasant, topical corticosteroid creams may be applied. In some cases for localized, itchy, thick lesions, injections of corticosteroids may be given. You need to see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I am having lichen planus on the skin on the lower part of my legs near ankle nd calf...What is the treatment nd why does it happen?

I am having lichen planus on the skin on the lower part of my legs near ankle nd calf...What is the treatment nd why does it happen?

Supportive therapy.: Oral and topical medications are employed to reduce itching and to help resolve the lesion. Antihistamines, topical anesthetics, steroid creams and dressings can help this goal. The cause of lichen planus is not firmly known. Perhaps it is an autoimmune response, a medication reaction or due to exposure to a certain chemical. It is sometimes associated with hepatitis c. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments to lichen planus in my mouth?

Maybe: Most people with oral lichen planus don't need yo do anything because there are usually no symptoms. There is no cure and if it is severe enough for you to have symptoms then you will need either topical or systemic steroids depending on the severity. I am unaware of any alternative treatments for this condition. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Can you tell me about possible tyreatment for permanent hair loss by lichen planus?

Can you tell me about possible tyreatment for permanent hair loss by lichen planus?

Hair loss from LP: You need to see a specialist in hair restoration/your dermatologist. One of the best is hairdoc. Com and I am sure they could give you a recommendation to a specialist in your area. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a cure for oral lichen planus?

Please let me know if there is a cure for oral lichen planus?

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. ...Read more

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How can I cure oral thrush or lichen planus?

How can I cure oral thrush or lichen planus?

Oral thrush: With proper medical treatment, most simple thrush infections can be cured in about 7 to 14 days. Most likely the infection may not return as long as you stay healthy and well nourished. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. There is no treatment for lichen planus. Take care. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blister in my mouth because of oral lichen planus, is their any medcine for cure?

What to do if I have blister in my mouth because of oral lichen planus, is their any medcine for cure?

Treatment for LP: Usually the treatment for LP is corticosteroids for an extended period of time. May be treated systemically and topically. I don't believe we call it cured just suppressd, so its a chronic condition.

We treat the blisters with ozonated water rinses, direct O3 gas to site and Ozonated oils as a topical.

Some offices treat with Honey. ...Read more

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I have blister in my mouth because of oral lichen planus, is their any medcine for cure? Any special mouth rinses?

No cure: Unfortunately, to date there is no "cure" for lichen planus, only therapeutic / treatment medicaments. There are steroid rinses for severe outbreaks, and other solutions to try and keep the symptoms and / or erosions at bay. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for oral lichen planus? I have been told by both my doctor and my dentist that I have lichen planus in my mouth, and that there isn't anything that can be done to get rid of it. I was hoping that maybe they're wrong and would like any advi

Oral: Oral lichen planus is an inflammatory condition that affects mucous membranes inside your mouth. It may appear as white, lacy patches; red, swollen tissues; or open sores on any soft tissues of the mouth. These lesions may cause burning, pain or other discomfort.

The disorder occurs when the immune system mounts an attack against cells of the oral mucous membranes. The reason for this is unknown. It cannot be passed from one person to another.

Oral lichen planus is usually a chronic condition that causes little or no symptoms. It usually is diagnosed at a dental exam and verified by an small biopsy.

Treatments are usually undertaken only of the lesions are painful and/or ulcerative. Treatments that suppress the immune system abnormalities, such as topical or systemic steroids may improve more severe lesions and lessen pain.

People with oral lichen planus may also have related lichen planus lesions on the skin, genitals or other parts of the body.

Further information and treatment may be obtained by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lichen planus and what is the cure?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lichen planus and what is the cure?

Lichen Planus: Read the following and then discuss it with a dermatologist or oral surgeon (or both): http://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/i---l/lichen-planus. ...Read more

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What help is their for lichen planus? I have tried many oral pain medicine

There: There are slew of treatments for oral lichen planus. Unfortunately, many doctors are not verse with treating this condition. I have an extra area of expertise with oral diseases including lichen planus and have many patients with this condition. Treatments can range from topical steroids to systemic anti-inflammatories. The other providers in my office with expertise include dr john ebner do, karla horton pac, and michelle cote pac. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lichen planus in the oral cavity?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lichen planus in the oral cavity?

Oral Lichen Planus: Oral lichen planus is an inflammatory lesion in the mouth usually presenting with a white lacy appearance thought to be an autoimmune response. See the following for more information- http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/oral-lichen-planus/basics/definition/con-20028031. ...Read more

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How much time it will take for a severe lichen planus to cure for a 11 yr old boy? Advice me with medicines and dos and don't s of tis disease.

Dermatologist: First, make sure you see a dermatologist. It is uncommon for a child to have this disorder so you need to be sure that is the correct diagnosis. There are medications that can help, but it can last for 1-2 years in adults, sometimes longer. Do not try any medication, though, until you see a dermatologist (specialist in skin diseases). ...Read more

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I have oral lichen planus. I read a lot about the cancer risk of that. Rote, overall 1-2% and sometimes 0.2% for year. What is the real lifetime risk?

I have oral lichen planus. I read a lot about the cancer risk of that. Rote, overall 1-2% and sometimes 0.2% for year. What is the real lifetime risk?

Numbers!: Numbers are numbers, so one has to talk with his primary care doctor or specialist to see what the numbers really mean. A 1-2% risk means... Well, it means 1-2% of the people will get it (one can think of that as a lifetime risk). That means if a person is one of the lucky 98%, he has nothing to worry about (but of course, one can't know for sure that he will be lucky). ...Read more