DIagnosed with LP and OLP, question

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Have been recently diagnosed with LP/OLP. Symptoms so far have been slightly annoying, but are unfortunately progressing. The question I have is I've noticed that I've had a sore throat over the past few weeks, and looking in the mirror i saw white spots on my uvula. Does anyone know if this is OLP related? Thanks.

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    Are you seeing a dermatologist?

    here's the treatment my doc gave me

    1). doxycycline 20 mg 2x day

    2) enoxaparin injection weekly 15?(comes in prefilled syringes of 30 and i get rid of about half of it, lowest dose it comes in) Blood Thinner

    3) steroid gel for gums when flares up

    4) Stop eating nightshade plants!

    5) get endoscopy annually to rule out esophageal cancer.

    6). use prescription mouthwash that kills more germs than OTC mouthwash.

    7) Don't eat spicy foods during flares, as it irritates

    Those white spots are called leukoplakia-- not good. Hope you don't smoke. my allergist saw those on my gum and said if they didn't go away in 2 wks he was gonna biopsy, but they did.

    stress brings on flare-ups, too.

    Three dentists have been of no help. They all say it's dermatologist area.

    i can give you more specific info tomorrow

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      I am seeing a dermatologist. I went in for a biopsy and he looked at my hands and just said this is lichen planus. I'm contemplating going back for a biopsy; although I'm not particularly excited about it. Just saw my periodontist, and he thinks it's not lichen planus. I'm not sure how well versed all of these doctors are on this. My derm. has me using a topical betamethasone .05%. It's doing something but not much. Best of luck in your treatment, let me know your status, and what you find to be effective.

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