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  • Vlp and clobetasol

    Hi - I have been using Clobetsol for about 6 weeks, which has helped a lot with the itching. I still have an extremely red area and was wondering how long it takes for the clob to heal the redness? Thank you for any help!

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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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  • OLP and implanted denture

    My maxifacial surgeon wants to remove my 11 lower teeth and put an implanted denture with two post. I.m worried my erosive OLP will get worse and I will wind up with no teeth instead of bad teeth. Will the implants heal? Has anyone done this? How did it go?

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  • Oesphagus inflammation

    I had an endoscopy recently which showed inflammation in the oesphagus I already have lichen planus orally and vaginally when I saw the consultant I asked if there could be a connection he dismissed it straight away and just said no I,m now being treated with proton pump inhibitors and he's just...

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  • OLP and my experience.

    So delighted to have found this forum, you have no idea.  Been suffering OLP since 2014, diagnosed 2015, didn’t start treatment until March 2018, mainly because I was hoping it would go away.  The professionals don’t seem have a clear understanding about maintaining it, I know it can’t be cured....

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  • Oral lichen planus

    just been diagnosed with OLP. Started right after I had extensive cosmetic dental work done and only around tooth/gum area. Currently mouth washing with dexamethasone, a steroid. Seems to help until I eat chili or Ranch dressing. Then I have to use again. Any other experiences?

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  • Lichen planus

    Had this for over five years and just keeps getting worse.....what remedies are out there that will work

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  • VLP info

    Need as much info on VLP as possible. I was diagnosed years ago & given Triamcinolone cream for flare up but lately been worse, painful, itchy & possibly spreading to back side. Uncomfortable daily & skin always seems soar/itchy 😥 what are some sympoms? What are things I should be...

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  • VLP Symptom

    I was diagnosed with VLP in July 2017 after having urination problems since March 2017. I am 67. Now I’m experiencing slight leakage and feeling like a few drops of urine still left upon rising from the toilet. Vulva have shrunk and vaginal opening is small but experience no pain or itching thank God....

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  • Mercury filling testing

    Does anyone have any ideas where to start to have tests done for reactions to mercury compounds ? Is it via GP or Dentists? Cannot seem to find any info online? Thanks

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  • VLP Questions

    I have been having what I thought was recurrent yeast infections for quite some time. I finally saw a new gynecologist yesterday and she took one look and said she thinks it is VLP. She did not do a biopsy but prescribed clob .05% and told me to use it once a day. And to only use a pea sized amount...

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  • Tests for allergies to dental materials

    Hi, I have LP and also have white streaks in my mouth.  I am thinking of having implants and wanted to do tests for sensitivity to dental materials prior to the procedure.  Anyone having LP done such tests? And what type of test did you do? Appreciate any info.

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  • Wife may have OLP

    Wow! I did not realize how hard it is to diagnose OLP. I think my wife may have it she has pretty much through all you have the dentist to the oral specialist her personal doctor and has been through 2 biopsy's which were negative. But now her mouth is getting more worse with soreness. She has a...

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  • Has anyone tried CBD lotion/oil for thier LP?

    Ever since my LP has started I've dealt with muscle stiffness and spasm. I 've read that CBD helps with skin conditions and also muscle spasms so I tried it, and let me just say....I'm impressed with the results. My spasms has stopped and my scares are clearing up. I was just wondering if...

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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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  • Lichen Planus recurrence

    70 year old male who had lichen planus in the late 1980s (In those days it was called Lichen Planens).  I had both lower arms covered in flat topped spots which were incredibly itchy and didn't respond to any of the palliative medications or mild steroid creams.  It took months before my...

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  • Is the light in black tunnel.?

    Hi everyone,all parts of my mouth is covered with white and red patches ,tongue,cheeks ,   whole mouth ,also throat burning,me ,6 months ago my dentist  notes  white patch on my right cheek,5 months  after that, I was  diagnosis of Lichen Planus, spred very fast last few months...

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  • Lichen Planus. Any natural cures?

    I was diagnosed with LP two months ago after legions that appeared on my legs and hand in September 2017. Since then its spread all over my body. I was given a steroid cream that helped. But the legions have turned into dark black spots. I have cut out all wheat and wheat related products, and carbs....

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  • Oesphagus

    Has anyone been diagnosed with oesphageal lichen planus if you have how was it diagnosed i.m being treated for acid reflux but I have oral lichen planus and wonder if there's a connection

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  • L.p. everywhere!!

    my eyes, my ears, my esphogus, my mouth, gums ,tongue, my legs, feet, head/scalp, my nasal cavity, and my Vagina. How does one work all of these issues, I'm exhausted , tired, weak, I use sprays, ointment creams,eye drops, ear drops, probiotics, Vit D, pills, more pills, 2 types of insulin for...

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  • Oral Lichen Planus flare up

    So right now my OLP is really bad.  Has anyone had same issues I have right now and if so, what treatment did you get or suggest.  My ulcers in back are very inflamed in the back of my mouth ( behind back molars) and along the gums line on the side of my mouth ( inner cheek below teeth). ...

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  • Lichen planus, pleaseee help

    Hello. My mom is suffering from lichein planus for the past 3 years its now spreading to her hands and maybe face. She has intense itching. And she is emotionally broken that she considers suicide please help

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  • How long do the brown spots stay?

    I am a Dutch woman, age 28. I was diagnosed by my dermatologist with LP last august 2013. It started with a small spot on my lower back that itched in February. That spot stayed for a couple of months but after a few moths more spots started to show. After using soms cortisone cream that I got form the...

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  • Can you ever say that LP is cured?

    I've had vulval LP for about 2 1/2 years and, after seeing a dermatologist, it is finally calming down and the last vestiges of the inflammation are beginning to fade.  But now I'm wondering, is it cured?  Or have others found that I will have to examine myself regularly to make sure...

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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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  • Oral Lichen Planus And allergy issues

    I was diagnosed with OLP about 2 years ago, first found by my Dentist, I was then sent to a maxi facial hospital where I had a biopsy which confirmed it. I have white spider web marks on the inside of my cheeks and red sores on both sides of my tongue at the back which can get so sore I can’t even eat....

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  • Newly diagnosed, confused and scared

    I was diagnosed with periodontal disease years ago. I was great with my dental cleaning until I lost my dental insurance. The last year or so my mouth has became more sensitive, painful, more foods I wasn't able to eat. I finally got dental insurance. Well yes my periodontal disease is in need of...

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  • Lichen Planus non-Hepatitis causes

    I am newly dx with lichen planus. Well, almost dx, I have a biopsy next week. But the dermstologist was 99% sure. It was surreal: he asked if his trainee could take a look because he’s never seen psoriasis and lichen planus co-occur. Anyway, he ordered labs and thank God I just received the results and...

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  • Oral lichen planus flare-up due to stress?

    So I'm not quite sure what's happening but it looks like it's have lichen planus (haven't seen the doc about this yet). It's the 2nd time It's gotten this bad, the first time being last December during final exam season. I've had the white strips on the side of my tongue since...

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