Oral lichen Planus: What home remedies or medications help you?

Posted by lovebug61 @lovebug61, Apr 4, 2019

Anyone in the group suffer from Oral Lichen Planus. I am at my wits end with all these erosive sores in my mouth. I've had two biopsies , one in the inside cheek and one under the side of my tongue. The spot under the tongue is extremely sore to touch and has been for over a year. It scares me because the soreness never goes away, sometimes it isn't as sore but nothing helps. Any home remedies for this dreadful condition?

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@willows

From my experience, in Ontario treatments by a certified dermatologist for medically necessary purposes are covered. Treatments involving cosmetics however are not covered. Same thing in Quebec. Generally, in my experience in both provinces, any treatment for lichen sclerosis or lichen planus are considered as being medical and are free with a provincial health card for treatment in that province.

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Does that include laser treatments?

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@lindajoan

Does that include laser treatments?

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I don’t know.

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My dermatologist for my lichen sclerosis prescribed me some mouthwash called DexAMETHasonee It has helped immensely. It is a rx but not outrageously expensive. I hope this helps.

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@willows

From my experience, in Ontario treatments by a certified dermatologist for medically necessary purposes are covered. Treatments involving cosmetics however are not covered. Same thing in Quebec. Generally, in my experience in both provinces, any treatment for lichen sclerosis or lichen planus are considered as being medical and are free with a provincial health card for treatment in that province.

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@willows visits to dermatologists are covered by Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), but not the medications/steroid injections.

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