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Lichen Planus Treatments

Treatment

Talk with your doctor about the best plan for you. Treatment options include the following:

Symptom Relief

  • Topical or oral antihistamines to relieve itching
  • Other topical anti-itching products (pramoxine, menthol, eucalyptus oil)
  • Soothing soaks (oatmeal, Burows solution 1:40)

Steroid Medications

Topical steroids may be used to help decrease inflammation. Steroids may also be injected by a needle directly into a lesion. Oral or IV steroids are only used in severe cases.

Other Treatments

  • Retinoids or immunomodulating medications may be useful, particularly for lesions in the mouth
  • Ultraviolet light combined with oral medication has also been effective in widespread or resistant cases

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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