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  • Clobetasol

    Has anyone experienced itching from using Clobetasol? My doc says it stop the itch. It makes mine itch more!

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  • No relief from amalgam filling removal

    I have read with interest those of you who have had relief from OLP following the removal of amalgam fillings.   I have suffered from OLP for many years.  Some time back after reading an article suggesting that the amalgam could make my symptoms worse, I arranged to have all of mine replaced.  ...

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  • Recently Diagnosed with Lichen Planopilaris (scalp)

    Hello all.  I'm a 30 year old male hoping to gain some valuable knowledge and insight from this community, as it's been a major struggle dealing with this disorder. I've been fighting with the following symptons on my scalp for ~2 years now: red, inflammed skin, no flakes or scales,...

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  • Oral Lichen Planus

    hi, i have recentl been diagnosed with oral LP Its been 6weeks of painful mouth lesions. I believe it was triggered by either chronic Hepatitic C (which I have been treated for and am 12 weeks negative). I am considered cured for HCV however the specialist discovered a new diagnoses of Autoimmune hepatitis....

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  • oral lichen planus

    Hi I have just been diagnosed with oral lichen planus. I have had a sore mouth for about six weeks now and have just seen my dentist and g.p. I thought I would find out how mwny out there have this condition as I have never heard of it before.

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  • My OLP has been totally cured

    I am a 66 year old male and have had OLP for well over 20 years. I broke a tooth on holiday in January and the US dentist replaced my mercury amalgam filling in a molar with a resin one and that got me thinking again that years ago I'd heard there can sometimes be a link between amalgam fillings...

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  • dental screening patch test scheduled

    I have an appt in Sept to have a dental patch allergy test done. I have to get records from my dentist as to what types of fillings , crowns and other dental work I have in my mouth, Then they are going to run an allergy test on my back over the course of a week to see if I react to any of it. I had...

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  • Lichen Planis

    I have Lichen Plan is on my lower legs and it is severe!! It itches so unbelievably bad. I scratch until I bleed and sometimes don't even realize I'm bleeding because I'm scratching so hard!!! My dermatologist put me on Prednisone and it cleared up. For a few weeks. Then the itch started...

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  • OLP

    I am diagnosed with OLP recently. I have a patch in my tongue. I am currently using Protopic 0.1% (Tacrolimus monohydrate) and Elica (Mometasone furoate 0.1%) creams as prescribed by the dermatologist. Any one else used these and have any improvement? 

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  • I have Oral Lichen Planus and just heard about Gengigel

    Has anyone with OLP used Gengigel and did it work.  I found using baking soda to brush my teeth is much better than any toothpaste.  I just can't find anything to help relieve some of the pain on my tongue.  It feels like it has been sliced with a razor blade all the time.  Any...

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  • My dermatologist has prescribed Plaquenil.

    I have oral, genital and skin LP.  My dermatologist is giving me steroid shots and has prescribed Plaquenil, but told me to see my opthamologist regularly because a side effect can be that it effects your retina.  Has anyone had any experience with this medication?

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  • My OLP

    Has anyone got any tips for how to sooth my sore stinging tongue . .Due to my OLP I am using a steroid mouth wash from my doctor but its doing nothing for the tip and sides of my tongue where it hurts the most, can't eat or drink without this awful stinging it feels like my tongue has slits in it...

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  • OLP

    l am suffering the worst flare in 4 years , on Betnasol Tablets steroid mouth wash .3 days and absolutely no relief. Terrible white straits on lower gum area mouth so sore any body have any useful suggestions would be so appreciated. Thanks 

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  • Toothpaste in Oral Lichen Planus

    My age is 23,I have OLP and a lichenoid dermataitis for almost eight years,eating spicy or hot foods I have already stopped....my first doctor(SKIN-SPECIALIST) prescribed me two medicine...tacroze forte and clonate F cream.....they were really working for my skin disorder...but I found one day that the...

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  • Diagnosed last October

    Started on hands and feet but is now on arms back and also my tongue.Have tried all sorts of steroid creams and diet but nothing has worked. The doctor has told me it's to do with the immune system but won't do blood tests I find this really annoying if there is something in my blood maybe I...

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  • Lichen planus

    I was diagnosed with both skin and mouth lichen planus a few weeks ago. I thought i was the only person on the planet to have this dreadful condition untill i came accross this site. Im so relieved i did. I have the rash/ spots all over my shoulders bottom of my back my arms and legs . Its not a pretty...

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  • OLP Help!

    Hi everyone, sorry to hear all your woes about this awful condition. I was diagnosed in March this year after having constant ulcers and sore mouth for weeks. The doctor gave me steroids to use as mouth wash and a painkilling mouthwash which seems to be the norm. I've done al ot of reading about...

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  • Erosive Oral Lichen Planus

    I am a 19 year old female. 2 years ago, I was diagnosed with Erosive Oral Lichen Planus (2 biopsys were taken. parts of my tongue, cheek, and tonsil) Since I was so young, the medication has been a problem for me so I eventually stopped medicating because I was not seeing change, just more weight and...

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  • sore vulva.

    Would like to start riding my bicycle again as haven't ridden it for a year as worried I will get a flare up down below, wondered if anyone knows if you can get a a special saddle so it doesn't rub please.

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  • Lichen Planus and Migraine medication

    I was diagnosed with LP 18 months ago at the same time as I started taking migraine medication topirimate - an anti seizure drug. I wonder if anyone knows if this kind if drug can cause LP. My LP is always active, even when using steroid cream every day.

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  • Colifoam for VLP

    hi I've got vulval Lichen Planus, I'm using Dermovate but have also been prescribed Colifoam to deal with inflammation going into the vagina.  I'm a bit scared about using it & wondered if anyone else with VLP has used it.

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  • Oral Lichen Planus in the Esophagus

    So, I've been told I have OLP and have messaged a lot on this blog. I've had it since 2008 but just in last two years, finally got a diagnosis. Not by biopsy though it with a ENT looking at the lesions and saying yep, that's OLP. Since then, I had a deep root cleaning on teeth and since...

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  • Oral Erosive Lichen Planus

    I was diagnosed with Oral Erosive - Lichen Planus a year ago after two biopsies on the age of sixty. I am positive that it was caused mainly by stress and that allergies and fungal in the body is playing a big part in this sickness. My Doctor treated me with high doses of cortisone, and mouth washes...

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  • Oral Lichen planus and Cellcept

    My Mother has oral lichen planus. She has had it for 4 years. She has seen the leading specialists in the country and none of them have been able to even get it under control. She has basically existed on oatmeal for these 4 years. Her doctor has just prescribed her the immunosuppressant drug Cellcept...

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  • Oral lichen planus in throat??

    Hello everyone! I am a 33 year old female and was recently diagnosed with oral lichen planus (confirmed with gum biopsy). My gums were very red and inflamed, with some erosions, so I started a topical steroid gel. It has improved some, but not completely. A couple of weeks ago, I developed a sore throat,...

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