Lichen Planus

Lichen planus Lichen planus is a rash that can affect different parts of your body, including the inside of your mouth. See your GP if you think you might have it. ...Source: NHS Choices UK1 ...

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Symptoms of Lichen Planus

Oral lichen planus (lichen planus of the mouth) … causes white lacy streaks and white patches in the mouth, including on the tongue.  Mild cases do not usually cause any pain or discomfort, although it can cause burning sensations and discomfort ...2

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Causes of Lichen Planus

The exact cause of oral lichen planus is unknown. It doesn't run in families and can't be passed on to other people.  ...Source: NHS Choices UK3 ...

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Causes List for Lichen Planus

Some possible causes of Lichen Planus or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Lichen Planus

Some types of this condition may include:5 Types of Lichen Planus:

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Treatments: Lichen Planus

Mild cases will not need any treatment. More severe cases can be managed with an antiseptic mouthwash plus steroid sprays or steroid tablets dissolved in water to make a mouth rinse. Read more information about lichen planus. ...Source: NHS Choices UK ...6

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References

  1. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Lichen-planus/ 
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ coated-or-white-tongue/ 
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  6. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ coated-or-white-tongue/ 

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