Oral lichen planus
- Oral lichenoid lesions
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Symptoms may improve with the following measures:
Meticulous oral hygiene
Topical steroids as drops, pastes, gels or sprays (e.g., triamcinolone paste)
Steroid injections (intralesional triamcinolone)
Mouth rinse containing the calcineurin inhibitors: cyclosporin or tacrolimus
In severe cases systemic corticosteroids may be used.
Other possible therapeutic agents may include:
- Oral Lichen Planus. New Zealand Dermatologic Soceity, inc.. Ocotber 2010; http://www.dermnet.org.nz/scaly/oral-lichen-planus.html. Accessed 7/20/2011.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Oral lichen planus. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.