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Toothpaste & Oral Lichen Planus

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Melinda
BEST TREATMENT FOR LICHEN PLANUS
Hello - I was first diagnosed with Oral Lichen Planus in December 2005. I suffered horribly through 2012, in which my OLP affected my entire upper and lower gum lines, and covered my cheeks and tongue as well. Then in the fall of 2012, I finally saw a specialist in Baltimore, MD. He prescribed an oral gel steroid called FLUOCINONIDE, GEL, USP, 0.05%. I had been prescribed oral steroids before But, the key was I wasn't using it correctly. Finally, this doctor told me how. He said take a small amount of gel and place it against each area of ulcerated gums and then swish all of the gel around your mouth for about two minutes (the gel creates a lot of saliva). Then, spit out the gel and DO NOT RINSE your mouth. Also - and this is important - DO NOT eat or drink anything for at least one hour. Do this three times each day for about a week, and you will see the sores diminish incredibly. The gel hasn't any real taste, so it's an easy treatment. Initially, your mouth will sting badly when you put the gel on and throughout the next 2-3 mins while you are swishing it around inside your mouth, but once you spit it out, you will have some soothing. Now, I can enjoy a normal diet and eat pretty much anything, except spicy foods, chocolate, and fruits high in citrus (i.e. strawberries, raspberries, blueberries). I can even enjoy ketchup, spaghetti sauce and a salad with balsamic vinegar. So my enjoyment of food is back and I am now living a normal life. I still have flare ups from time to time - (usually because I eat something I was told wasn't spicy or if under great stress), but when I feel one coming on, I do the fluocinonide gel treatment again for 3-4 days, and it goes away.

I can't recommend this treatment enough for all of you.....this is a tough disorder, but you can live a normal life and eat normal food again. The gel can be prescribed by another doctor....so go out and see your family doctor and get it soon!
Melinda
March 24, 2014
It's me again - I meant in the last section you can see "any" doctor. Also, I wanted to mention that I had been using Biotene toothpaste all of those years, until they changed the formula recently.....adding "improved PH balance" and now the toothpaste makes my mouth sting, even when my ulcers are gone (my gums are still sensitive but not painful). Does anyone have any other ideas on the best toothpaste to use?

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" ...I also have oral lichen planus that flares ...the side affects. My dentist said having dry mouth was one of the causes of inflamation of the gums. I use Bioten products, toothpaste, moutnwash... "

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" ...was diagnosed with oral lichen planus almost 2 years ...I was using Clobetasol, but wondering if there is anything else I can do. I used ProNamel Toothpaste for Children which helped, and stay... "

" I have controlled oral lichen planus for years with aloe vera toothpaste. I feel more comfortable with that than with steroids. ...continue with the aloe vera toothpaste; it's... "

" ...you're going through. I suffered from oral lichen planus a few years ago. My ...saw suggested using Biotene toothpaste. Once I stopped my ...if I accidentally use my husband's toothpaste, I c... "

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" ...in Oral Lichen Planus My age is 23,I ...day that the conventional toothpaste I use(ofcourse have been ...with a dental surgeon....he said that ELGYDIUM ANTI-PLAQUE TOOTHPASTE is a good substi... "

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" ...2. I also have oral lichen planus, which are sores in ...burn my mouth? If so, would I have to take it in the form of an enema? Please let me ...and have to use natural toothpaste with no ble... "

" ...on Oral Lichen Planus I was recently diagnosed with oral lichen planus. For the past ...bleeds. I have switched toothpaste several times and ...I have been on Nystatin and Lidex ointment ... "

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" ...oral lichen planus. About all you can do is find ...They have a gel Oral Balance for use to help moisturize. They also make gum and mouth wash. When it is really painful some oral things... "

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" Oral Lichen Planus Start new thread in this ...suggest you consult your GP. Oral Lichen Planus I have oral lichen planus, it has got... "

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