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What can I do to help to clear up the Dark Spots from Lichen Planus.?

The Lichen Planus has been gone since December 2005,but the dark spots are still there.. Does anyone have any advice.

Once the rash resolves, dark brown or gray spots may linger on the skin. ... Lichen planus of the skin is generally noncancerous (benign). It may clear
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I have been diagnosed with Oral Lichen Planus and is very painful. Anyone have any helpful home remedies?

I have been given predisone and triamcinolone to help with the lesions on my skin, but neither do anything for my tongue and I'm at the end of my rope. Any suggestions would be so deeply appreciated.

I've read that aloe vera juice (the kind you can drink) is great for gargling, then swollowing. Also, you should avoid all products with sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) and peroxide, so check your toothpaste/mouthwash carefully. I've read that biotene is good. Finally, avoid all acidic foods, such as tomatoes. You can neutralize the acid by adding a bit of sugar.

This is a nasty autoimmune disorder, so the prednisone should help a bit. I'd also suggest finding an online forum/group for this disorder because you'll glean incredible information from people who've had this for a while.

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What are the symptoms of Lichen Sclerosis?

Is this dangerous and how do you treat it?

Lesions.... or papules that are flat-topped and have a polygonal shape, or lacy white rings in the mouth. Also thinning and splitting of the nail.....
Try Acitretin or antihistamines for the inflammation.  (+ info)

Where can I find the most detailed information about vaginal lichen planus?

Causes, cures, topical creams, does the vulva / labia return after it disappears? Any info and details are greatly appreciated.

Laura, I hope to God you went to see a doctor about this instead of wasting your time on the computer. What you need for treatment can be prescribed only by a health care provider. What you want and need to know is best explained by your health care provider who will have examined you.  (+ info)

How long does lichen planus last?

I've had lichen planus for atleast 7-8 months now and was wondering when the breakouts stop ? I've had a couple new ones around my wrists and don't want them to keep coming. Any idea how long it will take till they won't show up anymore ? ( Not get cured, stop having spots appear is what I meant)

OK Well it Depends...... I, myself had it, for 6months but it can last up to 1 year or longer, but if you use this,then it'll stop having spots appear
Lichen Planus for 6 Months and it started to go away after i started to use some kind of cream named " TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE" OINTMENT USP, 0.1%. If you happen to get the cream/ointment from a dermatologist,read the instructions which are " Apply To The Affected Area Twice Daily" So in the morning, aand when you are about to go to sleep

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Does anyone know how to treat extra-genital Lichen Sclerosus?

I have a dark patch on my neck and lower part of my left cheek. Its very visible. I had a biopsy and I was diagnosed with Lichen Sclerosus. I was advised by the Skin specialist to use Tacrolimus ointment for 6 weeks. I've been using this ointment for almost 2 weeks now. I've been searching the internet for information and was wondering if anyone knows if its curable?

It sounds like it can eventually clear up. If you have it on your face I don't think it's called "genital" though, is it? There are different places where it can show up. If your older, have the dr. make sure your estrogen level is high enough. This web site is very informative.


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

From the pictures i have seen on the internet they seem the same to me.I have these little white irregular lines that sometimes appear on the lateral sides of my tongue but when i see the pictures they resemble to oral hairy leukoplakia and lichen planus of the lateral sides of the tongue.I just want to know how can i distinguish the main differences between the two as far as their appearance and symptoms are concerned?

I think that this should clear it up! This is from my Kerr and Ash's Oral Pathology book from 1986. I am not convinced that anything has changed.

Lichen planus is a relatively common dermatological (skin) disease with oral manifestations in about 1/3 of the cases. The clinical oral manifestation vary from flat or slightly elevated lesion with striae to extensive areas of ulceration or erosion (erosive lichen planus). Except for the erosive type, the oral lesions are seldom a diagnosis problem or require treatment. The presence of skin lesions helps to make a diagnosis in erosive lichen planus. It has unknown etiology, but may be stress related and looks white and lacey.

Oral hairy leukoplakia is a viral leukoplakia of the tongue in immunosuppressed male homosexuals who have or may develop the features of AIDS..... Clinical lesions appear as white, slightly raised "hairy" plaques on the tongue, they usually do not rub off to leave a bleeding surface as may be seen in candidial lesions.

JAMRDH - a dental hygienist  (+ info)

Has anyone with Oral Lichen Planus been able to keep it under control?

I am getting so peeved off with it and so far everything the doctors have prescribed only gives temporary short term relief. In fact I don't even think they really know how to treat it.

Oral Lichen Planus can definitely be very well controlled with Homeopathy. The medicines will help in preventing flare-ups and don't give you any side-effects. Cortico-steroids are not very good in the long run and are better avoided. Check out the following page for more information: http://www.lichenplanus.com/oral_lp.htm

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How may I get relief from Lichen Planus?

My mouth hurts most all the time and it burns when eating food. My mouth is very tender all the time. Brushing my teeth is a hard thing to do because of the pain.

Lichen planus of the mouth most commonly affects the inside of the cheeks, gums and tongue. Oral lichen planus is more difficult to treat and typically lasts longer than skin lichen planus. Fortunately, most cases of lichen planus of the mouth cause minimal problems. About a third of all people who have oral lichen planus also have skin lichen planus. Women may also have lichen planus of the vaginal area.

Oral lichen planus typically appears as patches of fine white lines and dots. These changes usually do not cause symptoms. Dentists during routine check-ups often find them. More severe forms of oral lichen planus can cause painful sores and ulcers in the mouth.

Often a biopsy of affected tissue is needed to confirm a diagnosis of lichen planus. Sometimes, several biopsies are needed at various times, along with blood tests. It is common for a yeast infection to be present with lichen planus. In these cases, the yeast infection is usually treated first. The treatment often improves the lichen planus. There have been cases of lichen planus like allergic reactions to gold and mercury in dental materials but they are rare.

When lichen planus is very severe, especially if the underside of the tongue is involved, there is a slightly increased risk of developing oral cancer. If this is present, avoid the use of alcohol and tobacco products, which also increase the risk. Schedule visits to the dentist and exams for oral cancer at least twice a year.  (+ info)

Does anyone know anything about Erosive Lichen Plantus? Is there a cure?

My mother has this, and all her doctor can do is give her a mouthwash to help when it flares up. Does anyone know of a way she can totally get rid of it?

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