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I have had Lichen Planus for over 2 years on my gums with extreme bleeding. A few months ago I developed a sore on the side of my tongue. Hurt to eat talk..ect. My sister who is an RN suggested I take Valtrex. After taking 2 tablets a day for 4 days all Lichen Planus vanished. This leads me to believe it is viral. 2 months later and very little symptoms of LP.

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Hi. I'm new to this group. I've had LP "flares" a number of times but it usually calms down after a couple of weeks. Now it has hit a different gear. In early Sept. the dermatologist had treated some precancerous places on my right hand and he said it "traumatized" my LP and created numerous problems. He prescribed Clobatosol cream but it has not helped. Please let me know what dosage of Valtrex and how long did you stay on it. I see my dermatologist again tomorrow and want to discuss it with him. Sounds too good to be true but I'm willing to try. Have a Blessed day.

@lichenplanussufferer Lichen Planus is not viral, it's an autoimmune disease.
I guess you got lucky, seeing yours disappear by using Valtrex. I sincerely hope it doesn't come back on you.
Best wishes, Laurie.

Is Valtrex on prescription, or over the counter? I think some OTCs in the States are on prescription in Canada, and some OTCs in Canada are only available on prescription. Are you in the States?

Valtrex is for herpes. I don't get it. If this is a cure, it should be on the cover of the New England Journal of Medicine.