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I have severe erosive lichen planus so I can't take nsaids. I'm on clobetasol and Tylenol (acetaminophen). Is there anything else I can take for pain?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Erosive LP treatment

Topical and systemic treatment is required.
Topical steroids or Calcineurin inhibitors 3-5/ times per week or more for long term. Systemic steroids or Methotrexate for a several weeks also are recommended. See orofacial pain practitioner for the proper management.

In brief: Erosive LP treatment

Topical and systemic treatment is required.
Topical steroids or Calcineurin inhibitors 3-5/ times per week or more for long term. Systemic steroids or Methotrexate for a several weeks also are recommended. See orofacial pain practitioner for the proper management.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Topical help

Lichen Planis can be irritating to highly painful especially the erosive type.
Oral analgesics like Dr Nail suggested can help. Use of a mouth rinse of bendryl and xylocaine (lidocaine) can numb your mouth and reduce inflammation. Ask dentist or dermatologist. You can get help or support from Baylor University. They have a clinic for your affliction. Support Group too.

In brief: Topical help

Lichen Planis can be irritating to highly painful especially the erosive type.
Oral analgesics like Dr Nail suggested can help. Use of a mouth rinse of bendryl and xylocaine (lidocaine) can numb your mouth and reduce inflammation. Ask dentist or dermatologist. You can get help or support from Baylor University. They have a clinic for your affliction. Support Group too.
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dr. Thomas Yash
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Oral medicine

See an oral medicine specialist for assistance in managing all aspects of your condition.
They are the specialists for just this type of problem. Good luck.

In brief: Oral medicine

See an oral medicine specialist for assistance in managing all aspects of your condition.
They are the specialists for just this type of problem. Good luck.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry

In brief: Analgesics

Tramadol or Vicoden could help.
Ask your doctor. Make sure your aren't using and toothpastes or eating any certain foods that are exacerbating your problem such as hot and spicy foods.

In brief: Analgesics

Tramadol or Vicoden could help.
Ask your doctor. Make sure your aren't using and toothpastes or eating any certain foods that are exacerbating your problem such as hot and spicy foods.
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dr. Kevin Nail
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