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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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  • 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 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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  • Vaginal lichen planus

    hi, can anyone tell me what treatment they are having for this please? I’ve had OLP for 3 years now and started with VLP last summer. Waiting for dermatology appointment but the discomfort even when using the cream isn’t pleasant. Any thoughts, advice or ideas very welcome please. 

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  • Turmeric for Lichen planus

    I have suffered badly from skin LP nearly for 6 months..my both hands, legs and back was covered with LP. I was taking allergy meds but avoided steroids... The LP healed after about 6 months and left me with scars all over body... i started using turmeric paste for scars... after a period of two months...

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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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  • Oral Lichen Planus

    I think I have Oral Lichen Planus but I can't get a doctor to confirm it.  I have had mouth sores in my check area since 2009 and now my gums are very red and inflammed and have been told that I have white lines on my inside cheek area.  When I go to a dentis to have my teeth cleaned,...

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  • Lichen planus

    i have had oral and vaginal lichen planus for about 18 years now and I,ve recently been diagnosed with inflammation of the  oesphagus does anyone know if it could be connected to lichen planus ? 

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  • Is it dangerous

    Hi guys, I was recently diagnosed with oral lichen planus (lets use the abbreviation OLP). the doctor said he will do a biopsy after 3 weeks (cause I have exams and an interview (last year engineering)). To be honest I can't get it of my mind. the symptoms where mild for almost 2 years now they are...

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  • Hair loss from acitretin

    I was prescribed acitretin for lichen planaus and it made it considerably worse.  Took it for two months.  I stopped taking it but my hair continues to fall out.  I've list over half of my hair.  Does anyone know how to reverse the side effects or if the hair loss is permanent?...

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  • Vulva lichen schlerosus steroid ointments to use

    I had ls for ages tried clobetasone and mometasone ointments but too strong for delicate area ! It cleared up by using hydrocortisone one per cent ointment plus spraying daily with emollin barrier spray took 9 months to heal so there's no quick fix plus am aware it can return !!

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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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  • Some relief

    Greeting fellow LP sufferers , I have had both Oral LP and Topical LP for over ten years. Also have Lupus auto immune.  After trying and reading everything under the sun I found a good Doc. She said to try  Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12% oral rinse. What your Dentist gives you . It is blue...

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  • Possible lichen under clitoris *** picture ****.

    I have this white skin under clitoris and above urethra. It doesnt bother me except the top of my labia minora gets red.  And the skin between labia majora and labia minora gets super irritated . I have appt on wednesday with dr. Does this look like lichen? 

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  • Biopsy results

    well I had my biopsies but the results were vague sounding, lichenoid appearing, possible atopic, the periodontist is concerned it could be mucous membrane pemphiod....very scary disease indeed. The stuf I’ve read on it really didn’t sound like what I have. I’ve definitely had the white striped lines...

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  • Lichen Planus - Treatments, Cures, Aids

    I want to start a thread that concentrates on anything that helps - or anything tried that doesn't help. I've been prescribed Dapsone, Alegra and Advantan - no improvement after 14 days I've read that Ultra Violet B was completely successful for 70% of patients after 10.9 weeks and I can...

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  • Inflammation inside inner labia?

    I've had VLP for about two years and was diagnosed in August this year.  The most persistent areas of inflammation is inside the inner labia and, although things have improved considerably over the past few months, my dermatologist wants me to have yet another biopsy of this area.  Initially,...

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  • OLP flare up!!!!!!

    Hi in Sooooooo much pain with OLP . My cheeks are sore to touch and under my jaw line inside of my mouth is stinging not sure if it's ulcers as there is no bubbles . Just don't know how much more I can take if it's not my mouth flaring up its the vulva LP . Was hoping I could of posted...

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  • My cure for olp

    I have had lichen planus for many years, both oral and genitalia area.  I was seeing an oral surgeon 3X/yr to check the ulcer inside my cheek.  Visits now 2X/yr. I have cured the olp in my mouth, but still fighting the other area.  My olp cure:  equal parts solid coconut oil and baking...

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  • Purplish spots all over my body

    Hi, I have been recently diagnosed with LP. It was just under my knee for a month and I took flu shots. Within 2 days the lp spread all over my body. I have purplish spots all over my body just leaving my face and neck. They are very very itchy and painful. I am crying hard every day thinking what did...

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  • average age when first diagnosed?

    I realize that asking for age is a usual no-no, but we are all here because share the same disease. I was diagnosed with Lichen planus 2 years ago at age 58. It was a mild case mostly contained to my limbs. Without any specific treatment, it mostly resolved (with the exception of ugly brown skin staining)...

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  • Does VLP always affect the mouth?

    I’ve had VLP for 9 months. I used prescribed clobetasol for a few months but found it harsh causing my skin to thin. I find relief using Vaseline to act as a shield from chafing from my clothing.   Since joining this forum’s discussions I find that many of you report that you have oral LP also....

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