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Martyn
02-21-2009, 06:17 AM
My brother have Lichen Planus in the mouth for over 6 months now.Doctor had prescribed some steroids and gels for pain.But looks like no improvements. Does anyone here know any remedy for it.

Dr.Deepak
02-21-2009, 06:50 AM
Lichen Planus is a self limited disease and there is no known cure for it,it can just be treated symptomatically for those with pain, burning, redness, blisters, sores, and ulcers with medications, both topical and oral.
All you can do is, avoid spicy food, citrus fruits and juices, tomatoes, caffiene, crisp foods. Avoid scratching it and apply soothing and medicated creams as may be prescribed.

Careful daily oral hygiene is very important in this case. Make sure you maintain daily oral hygiene .it will go by itself within 8-12 months. If its severe talk to your dermatologist. he might prescribe oral corticosteriods or Isotretinoin (Accutane)...

SkinAdvice
03-04-2009, 09:12 PM
You may be able to use certain types of medications to reduce the severity of the symptoms, although there is no medicine which can make it go away completely.

Martyn
03-30-2009, 07:27 PM
these days it looks like its improving.thanks i'll let know if it worsen.

Dr.Deepak
04-03-2009, 03:26 AM
cool then do let us know the updates.