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Diagnosed with oral lichen planus, on recommended diet, stress free life, Lichen Planus is spreading rapidly. Suggestion?

I have been diagnosed with oral lichen planus. My dentist advised it can be caused by stress & diet (citrus and acidic foods). 2 months ago I started the South Beach diet recommended by my cardiologist. I basically just switched from lots of junk & fast food to healthy eating. I don't eat a lot of citrus or spicy foods. I lead a very stress free life (retired & enjoying the time of my life). The only thing I can think of that I eat a lot more of now is Light N Fit Greek yogurt. Could the yogurt be the culprit? A couple of months ago I was drinking more vegetable juice than before but haven't had hardly any in several weeks and the Lichen Planus is spreading rapidly.
Asked On : Mon, 14 Oct 2013
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Hi I am Dr. Supratik Roy, your Dentist.
As yoghurt contains lactic acid, so this may be the cause of spreading of the Lichen Planus. Erosive and atrophic lesions can be converted into reticular lesions by using topical steroids.
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