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@rashida, my diagnosis was burning mouth syndrome. I wouldn't describe my feelings like razor cuts. My mouth, tongue, and lips felt like they were on fire. In the winter, I used my cold hands to press on my lips and I sucked on ice for inside my mouth. I kept telling the doctors that the inside my mouth felt like a garbage can. Not sure why I chose that comparison. That is under control with the Clonazepam. Razor cuts would describe what is going on in my vulva area. That was diagnosed as lichen sclerosis. I surely have not been cured of that. I do not believe there is a cure. I go from one flare to another very rapidly. I use Halobetasol and a compounded numbing ointment. Prior to that, I used Lidocaine/Prilocaine to numb. My scalp does burn and I use Head and Shoulders shampoo. My dermatologist just said I had flaky scalp. Nothing really helps that, but my PCP recommended 20 mg. of Amitriptyline at night. He was hoping it would help both areas. I suppose it could be worse, but sitting can be very painful. Sometimes I sit on an ice pack. If I were you, I would drop eating any mushrooms. I wonder if there is any connection between lichen planus and lichen sclerosis. I will have to look into that. I am sure you are as tired as I am of looking for help. Onward and upward! @joybringer1

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@joybringer1 Oh gosh, life can be cruel! I'm so sorry you have all that pain and trouble.
I've had scalp issues too, likely from my GCA. Selsun Blue was recommended by my doc, which didn't work. I've tried so many different shampoos and conditioners, I gave away a whole box of them that I was allergic to, to a friend. I finally showed up at our local Healthyway Foods and talked to a very knowledgeable staff member. She recommended Curelle products (Canada), and I've been using the shampoo, conditioner, build-up remover treatment (helps to remove sebum, etc.), even styling gel, which I haven't been able to use for years due to allergy. Although other products I tried "said" they were "natural", these products are pure, and they work. No more itchy scalp, pain, etc.! I urge you to check with your local health food store! Good luck! Laurie

@joybringer oh, what could be worse than what you’re going through! My heart goes out to you because I know the agony of searching for the right treatment! It took me almost ten years before I found a solution so I understand what you’re going through! Are you in Canada, or in the States?

@joybringer1 I haven’t eaten mushrooms – not deliberately, at least – since I discovered they exacerbated my condition some years ago. Pity because I loved mushrooms!