Oral lichen planus is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory condition characterized by white, lacy patches, redness, and swollen tissues inside the oral mucosal cavity. The oral Lichen Planus needs a treatment that helps you recover at the earliest, as it can lead to complications if ignored.
If you have any doubt about having oral lichen planus, we advise you to meet our experts to get it diagnosed and cured quickly in the most painless way. If you stay away from Mumbai, you can consult us online and get your customised medicines delivered to your home, as early as this week.
What is the common location for oral lichen planus?
These lesions may appear on the:
- Inside of the cheeks, the most common location
- Inner tissues of the lips
Etiology of Oral Lichen Planus:
- Autoimmune – it appears to be an autoimmune disease in which cells called cd8+ t lymphocytes, and chemical mediators such as the cytokine tumor necrosis factor, attack the oral epithelial cells resulting in their death.
- Drugs – medications include some antibiotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, drugs used for treating hypertension, heart disease.
- Contact allergens in dental restorative materials (mercury) or toothpastes, particularly spearmint. These may be identified by careful patch testing. It could be triggered by other mouth problems such as having a rough crown or a habit of biting your cheeks or tongue.
- Mechanical trauma
- Viral infection, particularly hepatitis C.
It has been suggested that oral lichen planus may present during times of stress
Clinical features of Oral Lichen Planus
Oral lichen planus may present in the following forms, and is often of mixed types
- it may be presented in net-like or spider web-like appearance of lacy white lines.
- may affect tongue or gums
- may ulcerate.
Ulcerative / erosive
- red lesions often with a whitish border
- my cause erosions
- most often affects the gums and lips-can be very painful
- can be very painful
- seen in smokers
- confluent white patches similar to oral leukoplakia
Sign and symptoms:-
Generally, oral lichen planus tends not to cause any discomfort, although some people may experience the following:-
- Change in taste or a blunted taste sensation if the tongue is affected
- Sensitivity to hot or spicy foods
- Bleeding and irritation with tooth brushing
- Inflammation of the gums (gingivitis)
- Sometimes there’s peeling or blistering.
Homeopathy Treatment of Oral Lichen Planus
In contrast to cutaneous lichen planus, lichen planus lesions in the mouth may persist for many years, with relapses being common. Atrophic/erosive lichen planus is associated with a small risk of malignant transformation, and so people with oral lichen planus tend to be kept on long term review to detect any potential change early. Sometimes oral lichen planus can become secondarily infected with Candida organisms.
Homoeopathic medications play an important role in developing and improving the immunity of the patient and with well selected homeopathic medications and little bit of patience from the patient’s side, the suffering and the quality of life can be improved, also symptomatically the patients pain, burning etc can be well-taken care off, in order to achieve results, long term treatment is going to be necessary.
At Welling Homeopathy Clinics, we have developed a speciality treatment protocol that can help you recover completely and permanently. The treatment for lichen planus involves a deep study of your previous health history, current health status and customising the treatment to you individually, to offer a long term cure from oral lichen planus.