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Mon, Apr 1 9:16am · Erosive oral lichen planus in Autoimmune Diseases

Thank you for the information. I have OLP which turned into cancer and was removed six years ago. I also have LP in my nails and vagina, with very rare flares and no pain or itch. I fear that it will come back one day (as cancer), so I collect all the info that is shared in this site Thank you for sharing. Loli

Dec 11, 2018 · squamous cell in throat in Head & Neck Cancer

Hi Jim, It is good to hear from you again.
I had 40 radiation treatments five years ago, so I know what you are going through right now. I was very successful in treating the burns with aloe. I started with aquaphor, tons of it just right after radiation; but later in the day, I would rest with slices of fresh cooled aloe on the radiated area. I would even cut a small piece, and let it melt in my mouth. If you are willing to experiment with this, I can give you further instructions.
Best to you, Loli

Nov 30, 2018 · radiation burns in Cancer

I covered my face with silvadene right after radiation. A couple of hours later, I cleaned the silvadene, and applied layers of fresh aloe which I also put in my mouth. I was radiated for head and neck cancer. The doctor was amazed that my skin was doing so much better than other patients. He had me record a tape of how I prepared the aloe and applied it on my face. It is extremely soothing and kind of cooks after applying on skin. You can buy large aloe leaves in hispanic stores and some grocery shops. Cut the piece you are going to use, and that depends on the size of the burn. Carefully peal all the green, because it can stain your skin. You will end with a clear part of the aloe. Slice it in half if it is thick enough, and apply it to the radiated skin. You can also put it in a plastic bag, and keep it in the fridge. Apply it fresh but not too cold. You can turn it once the feeling of freshness stops. Once it becomes kind of milky color, replace it with a fresh layer.Keep it on the burn as long as possible. I hope this helps.

Nov 23, 2018 · squamous cell in throat in Head & Neck Cancer

Hi Jim, how are you? I came late to this post; but here I am. I see that you cannot open your mouth very well. It will get worse with radiation. My husband made me several light wood pieces, one inch by three and maybe 1/8 thick. I stack them up and put them in my mouth, and started adding them as much as I could bear. That is to open my mouth and not let it close anymore. This was five years ago. I can only stick two fingers wide in my mouth, but it could have been worse. It is hard not to be able to bite an apple, or a hamburger, or a sandwich.; but that is the least of our problems, right? I would love to hear from you and how you are doing. Loli

Nov 19, 2018 · HPV Throat Cancer in Head & Neck Cancer

Hi lynalexa. I am also truly sorry for the recurrence; but I concurre with jeffk, you are in the right place and you will get the best treatment available in the country. That being said, we all are here to support you and talk about it as much as you need or want. We all know what you are going through. Each single day is a blessing though most very though when you are going through treatment. But you can do it and you will.

Oct 16, 2018 · Erosive oral lichen planus in Autoimmune Diseases

Thank you, and I hope you remember the name.

Oct 5, 2018 · Erosive oral lichen planus in Autoimmune Diseases

Hi Lima. I looked it up. I do not know if you would be willing to try essential oils on your scalp and face. This I use instead of expensive creams for my face anyway. Since my cancer, I make an effort to keep as natural as possible. I buy organic as much as I can, I drink water from glass, never plastic, and I do not use anything on my skin, if I cannot eat it. So, "first press organic coconut oil", in which, depending on the amount of oil, I mix sacred frankincense essential oil from Young Living. It is supposed to help with inflammation. I would try it in a small area first. This might sound silly, but I never took any medication for Lichen Planus, and my heart goes out to you, so this is all I can recommend. Hopefully, some of my friends from this blog, can help.
Loli

Oct 5, 2018 · Erosive oral lichen planus in Autoimmune Diseases

Hi Lima, I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. I was diagnosed with lichen planus in my cheek maybe 15 years ago. Five years ago, it turned into squamous cell carcinoma. I went through surgery and radiation and have been cancer and Lichen planus free for five years. I do not know what to tell you. I will have to go on line and look into your condition to better understand it. All I can tell you, is that juicing has made me healthier. Have you checked your vitamin D levels? Just wondering I will get back to you later. Loli