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Suggest treatment for lichen planus

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Posted on Mon, 7 Jul 2014
Question: XXXXXXX - 50yrs F Married. 68 kg 5'5".

Suffering from LICHEN PLANUS for last one and half years. Rashes all over the body was present. Though subsided after taking ayurvedic medicines rashes appear with lesser intensity. Inside mouth, vaginal region, anal region these rashes are there. Unable to take spicy foods. Recenlty my dentist advised to apply powdered WYSOLONE. tablet frequently on mouth.
Does this will have side effects I am type II diabetic taking tablets and on control. HbA1C - 7.4
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Answered by Dr. Charu Bansal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
topical wysolone safer in diabetics

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Welcome to healthcaremagic.
I have read your query and understood your concern.

For lichen planus, I prefer to give tablet dapsone after ruling out G6 PD deficiency.
It need to be taken for atleast 6 months for control of disease.

You may continue applying wysolone powder or may apply topical gels containing triamcinolone acetate available in.market with various names like cinort gel 3-4 times per day. Other alternatives is topical tacrolimus ointment.

These medications are safer to use in diabetics. Oral steroids are indicated only during episodes of flare up. These are very carefully given in diabetics.

avoid spicy food, scratching the area.

I hope it helps. If you have any further query you may ask me.
Stay healthy.
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Brief Answer: topical wysolone safer in diabetics Detailed Answer: Hello dear, Welcome to healthcaremagic. I have read your query and understood your concern. For lichen planus, I prefer to give tablet dapsone after ruling out G6 PD deficiency. It need to be taken for atleast 6 months for control of disease. You may continue applying wysolone powder or may apply topical gels containing triamcinolone acetate available in.market with various names like cinort gel 3-4 times per day. Other alternatives is topical tacrolimus ointment. These medications are safer to use in diabetics. Oral steroids are indicated only during episodes of flare up. These are very carefully given in diabetics. avoid spicy food, scratching the area. I hope it helps. If you have any further query you may ask me. Stay healthy.