I have had a bad case of Lichen Planus in my mouth for years and now it has gotten on my skin. Is there any cure known?
2 Aug 2010
Care of OLP is within the scope of Oral medicine speciality. Currently there is no cure for lichen planus but there are certain types of medicines used to reduce the effects of the inflammation. Lichen planus may go into a dormant state after treatment. There are also reports that lichen planus can flare up years after it is considered cured.
Medicines used to treat lichen planus include:
Oral and topical steroids.
I do advise you to contact your doctor / dentist anyway.-
Take care and good luck.-
2 Aug 2010
Lamisil (terbinafine hydrochloride) is a prescription medication that is used to treat fingernail or toenail fungus. A new form of Lamisil (oral granules) has also been approved to treat a fungal infection called tinea capitis (also known as ringworm of the scalp).
It does not say that it could be used in the mouth, please double check with a doc/pharmacist.
In extensive cases systemic steroids such as prednisone may be prescribed for a few weeks or longer. This will lessen the itch and often clear up the lichen planus completely.
Tacrolimus ointment and pimecrolimus cream , immune modulating drugs that inhibit calcineurin, may be useful for oral and genital lichen planus.
If the bumps don't go away, or if you have many bumps, you may need stronger medicines. Your doctor may give you a medicine called prednisone. It comes in shots or pills. Prednisone has many side effects, so take this medicine with the advice of the doctor.
However, it is highly recommended to speak to your doc/pharmacist for professional prescriptions & advice, be safe & well, with best wishes!
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