• Anyone experience Oral Lichen Planus after treatment?

    Asked by Nancebeth on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

    Anyone experience Oral Lichen Planus after treatment?

    I finished chemo last August and had mouth sores during treatment, but they weren't too bad or painful. Recently, I noticed some ropy white lines on the sides of my tongue which are quite painful. I also noticed some small white sores on the inside of my cheeks. I went to my doctor and he diagnosed Oral Lichen Planus. It is chronic and there is no cure. I dont want to take steroids for it, but there is no other medical way to alleviate the pain.
    Does anyone else have this? Do you have a homeopathic remedy that worked for you?

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I don't have it, but a friend of mine has had it for years. She uses a liquid similar to oragel for pain.

      over 5 years ago
    • Beverly60's Avatar

      I honestly don't know if it will help with this, but my Oncologist recommended diluted vinegar rinse for a mouthwash during chemo. I never got mouth sores. So I guess it worked for Abraxane.
      I wish you well. The disease has a way of biting you in the back when you least expect it.

      over 5 years ago
    • Vjp2012's Avatar

      Walgreens carries a mouthwash called "oncology mouth rinse." Ask the pharmacist, as they will probably have to order it in for you. Have you asked your oncologist about "magic mouthwash?" Mine prescribed it for my mouth and tongue sores. Good luck!

      over 5 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      Thank you for trying to help. The mouthwashes dont work. I have Nystatin and the famed Magic Mouthwash. They offer little to no relief. A topical steroid was prescribed finally, however it is for external use only. I assumed my oncologist knew this but asked another doctor friend who said use it anyway. I did and vomited.

      over 5 years ago

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