Lichen Planus - Treatment

Treatment

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.
  • Oral retinoids
  • immunosuppressant medications
  • hydroxychloroquine
  • tacrolimus
  • dapsone

Non-drug treatments:

  • UVB NarrowBand Phototherapy
  • Aloe vera
  • Purslane

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