Lichen Planus Remedies

Dietary Changes
Posted by Julie (Phoenix, AZ) on 11/22/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I've had oral lichen planus for 8-10 years and latley light outbreaks on wrist/ankle. With me, my oral lichen planus will often clear up completely, and always get milder, if I stick to a lower carb diet. While I'm not overweight I confess to preferring to eat lots of carbs typically from sweets. When I ease off, my condition always improves - often to miraculous degree. Today on internet I searched 'lichen planus diet' and found a similar post from a dentist stating a patient of his experiences same. I'm convinced there is a link between proper body funtioning (caused by better diet) and ease of auto immune probs like lichen planus. Likewise my other auto immune issue of painful joints also worsens with poor diet, and goes away when less carbs consumed. Other posts on earth clinic have suggested links to vitamins, acidity, etc for treatment/cure. I think perhaps when your body functions properly when you eat right, burning fat as it should, that your body heals itself of some odd ills. And conversely, when you eat poorly, your body's systems are adversely affected, sometimes presenting in various ways such as lichen planus for some of us.

I'd love to know if others experience same. I hope this helps some others. I will try to stick to better diet. It's tough though. To remove my lichen planus completely I have to drastically reduce carbs, then I can have sugary desserts, pasta, etc. 2-3 times a week without recurrence of lichen planus. What's tough for me is falling off wagon and getting into bad cycle of too much sugar too often - if I don't break pattern my lichen planus remains and can worsen. But the good news for all is it CAN be done. I recall many times where I broken pattern, fixed my lichen planus, and ate well for MONTHS at a time without issue. The real trick is this: when you see even the smallest hint of lichen planus returning, you've been eating too many carbs and need to ease off.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Brenda (South Dakota) on 01/04/2014

It is the end of the holiday season, and lichen planus has broken out on my trunk. I hadn't been bothered with it lately anywhere except my gums... Until eating extra carbs throughout the holidays. I didn't think about the connection until reading these posts. I am so glad that I found EarthClinic!


Baking Soda and Borax
Posted by Rich (Boca Raton, Fl) on 11/30/2008

Hmm... then again Pallagra or black tongue has a white tongue sometimes. Could be a Vitamin B defficiency or intestinal parasites causing the problem.


Baking Soda and Borax
Posted by Steve (Hernando , MS.) on 12/13/2008

Good information I have been using Niacin time release 250 mg at bed time it is making me feel better this is true. I had to ignore the flushing side effect.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Savanah (Guelph, CA) on 09/21/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Drink 1 full tsp baking soda in a glass of water to take away the itch of Lichen Planus. Also when extremly itchy apply ice under a cloth, also I have tried Mr Clean Wipes with Antibacterial and they worked really well. Also just baking soda and water paste applied on the lessions and let dry against skin. One more is, I have applied the little yellow container of Carmex lip balm for cold sores to lessions and it works too. For my mouth I use Oracort Dental Paste that you dab not rub as it turns grandular if you rub it. You only need a ml size of it.


Eliminate Vitamin D
Posted by Vanessa (Okinawa, Japan) on 09/20/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have suffered with Lichen planus since I was 10 years old. I once had a severe outbreak that lasted almost 4 years. This included oral lesions and lesions on my legs, feet, ankles, arms, back, neck, scalp, and vaginal lesions. After unsuccessful topical cortisone treatment, the doctor placed me on prednisone. Because prednisone depletes Vitamin D stores, I was told to take a very large amount of Vitamin D supplements. I started the prednisone, but did not start the Vitamin D supplements for a couple weeks. I noticed a drastic improvement in my lichen planus. They began to shrink in size, and the itch began to fade. However, once I started my vitamin D supplement, I flared back up. Thats when I put 2 and 2 together. I told my doctor, and he dismissed it. I would not take his word for fact though since I was also told that lichen planus is not genetic...my father and his sister both suffer with lichen planus. I followed my gut and cut vitamin D completely out of my diet for a while. milk, eggs, fortified cereals, fish, less sunlight, etc. My lichen planus went away. My father did the diet with me, and his went away as well. Once they went away, I took, I ate normal again, and whenever I notice old scars turning pink and starting to itch, I watch my Vitamin D for a couple of weeks. I recently had another outbreak, and I think it is due to the fact that I have had 2 back to back pregnancies and have been on prenatal vitamins for 2 years, which have a significant amount of vitamin D. I think its finally caught up with me, so I started the diet that I did ten years ago once again, I have already noticed I am getting better. My father is currently getting another outbreak because he was supplementing his diet with Fish Oil, which has large amounts of vitamin D. Since he has cut it out of his diet again, he is also improving.

Eliminate Vitamin D
Posted by Docw (Los Angeles, Ca) on 03/11/2010

This is the strangest logic I've heard yet... You have no idea what is causing your malady, why would you toy with your calcium homeostasis? Has it occured to you that the waxing and waning of your disease is just that... Part of the natural course of your disease?

Just because prednisone can alter your level of vitamin D doesn't mean it did in your case and it certainly doesn't mean that the prednisone had no effect on your disease. In fact, Vitamin D is a critical component in dampening the immune response to your mucocutaneous lesions(lichen planus).

Stick with your doc, he knows best.


Borax
Posted by Gladys (Houston, Texas, U S Of A) on 03/04/2010

I have a bad flair up of Oral Lichen Planus. Have been rinsing mouth with Fluocininide Gel 60 gm 0.05% sol'n once every 2 days per my doctor's advice, but mouth and tongue are very raw.

You guys keep referring to Ted and his great advice - where do I find Ted or his advise? Also can each of you be more specific regards solutions that work- i e do you drink these solutions or just rinse with them?

Thanks,
Gladys

EC: Hi Gladys,

Ted is a popular contributor from Bangkok who regularly posts on Earth Clinic. You can find his remedies in the table of contents menu (if he posted any) under "Ted's Remedies" or on any Q&A section (also accessible on the menu).


Borax
Posted by Manjeet (Singapore) on 03/07/2010

Hi Gladys, I do not really know much of this ailment but I have successfully treated mouth sores, skin rashes etc with raw honey which is available in abundance in the US. Just take a mouthfull and with your tongue soil the mouth cavity and try to leave it in your mouth for as long as possible. Try this as many times as you wish and find it necessary. If, however, you are diabetic, just as a precaution, you might want to spit out the honey after having left it in your mouth for as long as you could. Hope it works - raw honey is a miracle product.


Vitamin K, Vitamin D, Baking Soda and Borax
Posted by Gwendolyn (Littleton, Nh, Usa) on 05/03/2010

Hello Doug, Rawy, Gloria,

I also was diagnosed with Neurodermatitis which another term for Lichen Planus thru a skin biopsy. The Dermatologist now says I have Eczema and to live with it. I can not stop scratching it's unbearable and I feel like my skin is crawling and recently I would feel like I was getting bit. I started following Ted's recommendations. Raw apple cider vinegar 2 tbls with 1/8 to 1/2 tsp. of baking soda with a little water. Try to do this twice a day. I also have been taking 1/8 Borax (20 Mule Team) NOT BORIC ACID very important in 1 liter of distilled water. Drink thru out the day and when finished continue with good drinking water. This kills any "nanoinsects" I tried the methylene blue also read about this on this site! I have had this condition for at least six years. And am very anxious for it to be gone. Most of my Doctors have said it was caused by stress. Not giving me much hope and thank goodness I found this site. This is the first time in years that I feel like my skin is getting better. I feel like I have three different skin conditions going on. Yes I have eczema, but there are also patches of tiny bumps like a hives rash. The last is these red painful bumps that sometimes turn into pimples. If I don't scratch they go away. I may have parasites and this is causing the third condition. I have also started a candida free diet. Body Ecology is a good place to start. Also recommended is a thing called the zapper.Google it. Let me clarify Do the borax 4 days on 3 days off or every other day. Methylene blue I do eveyday and apply to skin this is a .01% solution with Vitamin C also.read about this!. Apple Cider Vinegar I try to do everyday!!! This has really helped! I also tried applying it to my skin. Burns and then helps with the itch. Another thing to help with itch is a high dose of Vitamin C (asorbic Acid!!!! only)5000 mg to 10,000 mg a day. I hope this helps Read all the Eczema posts! and Methylene blue. I'm also trying Tumeric for the red scars to heal! I'm also a user of food grade Hydrogen Peroxide but have not been using it during these methods but plan to go back to it soon!

I know your suffering and hope this helps!
Gwendolyn


Vitamin K, Vitamin D, Baking Soda and Borax
Posted by Irina (West Orange, N.j.) on 09/08/2011

I got lichen planus 8 months ago. Nothing helped until the doctor prescribed Clobex ( Clobetasol Propionate). The suggestion was to use this spray two times a day for two weeks. I only had to do this procedure for three days before the rash went away. I strongly recommend this medicine even though it is very costly. My doctor gave me a coupon which enabled me to only have to pay $140.00. I suggest if you have this problem to use this product as it is well worth the cost. Good luck!


LDN
Posted by Meera (Gold Coast, Australia ) on 07/03/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Taking LDN has put my LP into remission after two years of trying numerous dietary changes.


Black Seed Oil
Posted by Rsw (Oh) on 10/12/2018

Pure,

Do you drink the black seed oil and coconut/Vitamin E oil for LP on mucous membranes or do you have it on your external skin and rub it on? Thank you.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Vicky (England) on 12/01/2018

Hi, how do you get your calcium intake if you have cut down milk?


Dietary Changes
Posted by Rhonda (New Zealand) on 07/03/2020

Take calcium tablets if u cant have dairy


Colloidal Silver
Posted by Annie (Usa) on 12/29/2017

Can Colloidal silver be used right on LP? How much do you drink of it for Lichen Planus?


Aloe Vera
Posted by Rose (Canada) on 03/02/2017

Claudine, that is great to hear about your results! One question- when you say you take a shot of it, what amount would that be?


Aloe Vera
Posted by Leslie (Los Angeles, Ca) on 03/10/2017

Can you please tell me which brand you are using? Thanks!!!


Aloe Vera
Posted by Marlene (So. Pasadena Fl) on 05/02/2017

I had a flu shot. Was taken off a two yr stint with Prednisone. I went into fever, chills, nausea, my skin eruptions. I actually have just started the Pure Aloe. I am noticing less inflammation.


Aloe Vera
Posted by Rozanne (South Africa) on 06/15/2017

Hi...please can you tell me is this 100% pure aloe Vera juice that you've been drinking?


Aloe Vera
Posted by Cheryl (Bradenton, Florida) on 06/18/2017

Can u tell me the type of aloe juice u use? And when u say a shot. How much is it. I have suffered from Lichen Planus since 2012. I have tried every vitamin regimen possible natural oils and creams to use, as well as numerous cortisone creams. Things had settled down to a manageable time until 2 months ago when I became over worked, stressed and a huge flare up happened over my entire chest, neck and under arm area. A new dermatologist is treating me with prednisone but it gives almost no relief. I wake up at 2:30 /3 am every day with insane itching. So I look EXTREMELY forward and hopeful that this may work. Any other ideas u have would b most welcome as anything may help my Bdy get sleep and relief. Thanks so much. Heading to buy some type of aloe today.


Aloe Vera
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 06/18/2017

Cheryl, try coconut oil too. Spread thinly.


Aloe Vera
Posted by Elizabeth (Connecticut) on 10/14/2017

I see this conversation quite a while ago but I just found it looking for natural remedies.. this is what I found: Lily of the Desert. I don't know if that was the kind she used but it's a brown bottle and pure juice like she described and very inexpensive.


Probiotics
Posted by Bilal K. (United States ) on 04/04/2018

Could you please post a link to the product you purchased off of amazon.

I believe I am currently experiencing OLP and it's my first time ever. Thankfully it's not too severe, just had horrible dry mouth and burning. Doctor recommend Nystatin then moved to “Magic Mouthwash”, and they've helped, but I want to take care of this once and for all. Please do you feel like the products you got off of amazon will help.


Monolaurin
Posted by Amelia (Los Angeles ) on 01/20/2018

How long ago did you have it for? Are you still taking Monolaurin? I started taking it after seeing your post, I have it all over my body, I am afraid to use steroids ointments due to flare ups . Have your LP come back? How long have you been free from LP? Are you atill taking Monolaurin? Please help, thank you


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Jillery (Rawlly, Nc) on 10/18/2015 90 posts

What is the name of the homeopathic expensive gel you bought? Frustrated here.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Jyoti (Bangalore) on 03/13/2016

Is ur lichen planus completely cured?


Kefir
Posted by Neil (Usa) on 04/15/2015
5 out of 5 stars

To Abeera, from Pakistan who wrote:

Hi, I am suffering from LP. It's all over my body, scalp and now oral, can u please suggest me how to use sulphur for oral lichen planus? I am so desperate by this LP. Please do inform me if there is any other remedy available easily in village side

I have Lichen Planus but not severe, I have an LP sore on my leg which has been there for about 5 years.

I have just started 1 week ago drinking Kefir made with cow's milk and also I have been rubbing a small amount into the sore. The change in a week is amazing. The underlying bumps have gone down and the redness is getting less. I am hoping this is a good cure. I have heard that kefir has cured eczema and crohn's disease, that is what gave me the idea to try kefir. Give it a go.

Best wishes, Neil


Salt Water Baths
Posted by Gale (Nb, Canada) on 12/09/2015

Sophie, thanks. I am going to try this. I too have this "lovely condition" and believe you heal from within. ( I refuse to use steroids) It is nice to hear I am not alone. Sad we have it, but comforting to be able to share with others. I am using TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) herbs and am a reflexologist, vitamins and lots of water daily . I am menopausal and working on that :)

Thanks again, Gale


Salt Water Baths
Posted by Cynthia (Maryland) on 04/24/2016

I have had lichen planus for over 4 yrs. I have gone to 3 different dermatologists, biopsies have been taken to confirm, steroid creams given, etc., & to no avail NO CURE. What types of salt water baths? Should I use Epsom salt or can you inform me what kind of salt. The honey would not be good for me because I have diabetes..Pls any suggestion to help would be much appreciated..Thank You!!


Salt Water Baths
Posted by Evelyn (Marshall) on 04/28/2016

Cynthia,

Epsom salt would be the easiest thing to start with. You can buy Dead Sea salt on line. Look for a brand with good reviews.


Salt Water Baths
Posted by Isabel (Florida) on 01/05/2017
1 out of 5 stars

I did this and it got worse for me. I'm in distress and I don't know what to do


Salt Water Baths
Posted by Amelia (Los Ángeles ) on 01/28/2018

I have been recently diagnose with Lichen Planus and I am very sad. I am using aloe Vera gel on body, taking Monolaurin supplements, taking Dead Sea salt bath, using Triamcinolone and Tacrolimus ointment ( not too often though, mayb once a day ) . The dr recommended PUVA light, and I am have not done it but I would like to get a feedback. I don't know what to do, the scars are very ugly . It started on the sole of my foot and it has been spreading on my body. I am very scared and pray to the Lord to heal me. I will appreciate any advise. I purchased Dead Sea Mud and I hope it can help. I just ordered it.


Light Therapy
Posted by Joe (Ct) on 08/23/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I have had lichen planus for about 7 months now. I had a biopsy confirming the diagnosis. It has been very uncomfortable, and has caused my skin to become raw in some areas. I have tried numerous steroid creams as well as prednisone treatments without much relief. Finally, I tried going to the tanning bed a couple of times, and it is finally cleaing up miraculously fast. I know light therapy is one of the treatments used, but my dermatologist hasn't even talked about it yet. My skin condition was to the point of being debilitating.

Best of Wishes, Joe

Light Therapy
Posted by Christi (Virginia) on 02/20/2017

I know this is a old post but I hope you can reply. I have been battling lichens planus for 4 months and like you tried numerous steroid creams and prednisone with no relief. I had to stop working due to my hands and feet becoming so raw and cracked and peeling that I couldn't wear shoes or use my hands. I, too, starting going to the tanning bed last week and it did seem to be getting better but then flared up again. How often and for how long did you go to the tanning bed until you got relief? Do you know what caused yours?


Sulphur
Posted by Abeera (Pakistan) on 02/17/2014

Hi, I am suffering from LP. It's all over my body, scalp and now oral, can u please suggest me how to use sulphur for oral lichen planus? I am so desperate by this LP. Please do inform me if there is any other remedy available easily in village side

Sulphur
Posted by Rsw (Uniontown, Oh) on 02/17/2014

Abeera,

I can tell you what has worked in oral LP of the mouth for several of us. It is probiotics that contain the BLIS K12 and BLIS M18 strains of probiotics. After brushing your teeth at night before bed, dissolve one tablet or lozenge in your mouth and don't drink any water for at least a half hour, longer if possible. I successfully used Jarrow brand lozenges, but they seem to be difficult to buy lately, so I switched to Carotec brand from Naples, Florida. These help heal the mouth but do not extend elsewhere in the body, unfortunately. One man found some healing by using 1 teaspoon of Black seed Oil daily. If you look under the ailments tab at the top of the page, Lichen Planus, you can see some suggestions from Ted and Bill that may be helpful for the LP on your skin. Best wishes.

Sulphur
Posted by B (Canada) on 06/12/2015

Guys, It's diet. I tried lots lots of things. The itching stopped and inflammation reduced great when I stopped eating dairy, wheat gluten, beans, nuts, eggs. Black pepper. Awesome! Try it b


Sulphur
Posted by Frank (Pa) on 07/07/2015

I have lichen planus and lichen sclerosis of my penis starting in 2013. I have found that a prescription salve works as long as you continue to use it. The salve is Alcometasone Dipropionate Cream 0.05%. When I stop using it after it heals up it flares up again. I don't have it anywhere else that I am aware of.


Sulphur
Posted by Mark B (Seattle) on 08/11/2015
4 out of 5 stars

Frank, how long did your penis lesions stay? And did they ever go away? I've had mine for over a year on and off :(


Sulphur
Posted by Abeera (Pakistan) on 02/18/2014

Thank u soooo mch, but is it available in Pakistan? Now it's spreading over my lips and so irrotating.


Sulphur
Posted by Rsw (Uniontown, Oh) on 02/18/2014

Hi Abeera,

I am so sorry to hear about the LP. I looked at the Carotec site and they do not ship to Pakistan. I found one site that ships worldwide but it looks very expensive:

http://blis.co.nz/blis-k12-throat-guard-daily-vanilla-blism18-deal.html#.UwPl6bK9KSM

The Jarrow lozenges were the best price, but I can't find any for sale now.

Maybe if you researched BLIS K12 and BLIS M18 you could find a store in Pakistan? I use the kind that contains both ingredients in one lozenge.

I am sorry that I don't know of an inexpensive place to buy these that ships to Pakistan. I will continue to search for you and will post if I find anything. Take care.


Oral Lichen Planus Treatment
Posted by Gonyx (Jakarta, Indonesia) on 10/20/2013

Dear Ma'am/ Sir,

My name is Atira from Indonesia. I've been diagnosed for Oral Lichen planus for 4 years now. My OM Doctor prescibes me to use Klorderma and Solcoceryl (ointment). I use Klorderma twice a day and the next day I will use Solcoceryl twice a day also. I would like to ask you whether there are any treatment for this OLP using baking soda or other herbs. My tongue condition now is red at the side of my tongue and it's very painful if touched to the teeth or food. Right now I only use my left side of the mouth to eat. Last April, I had my 2nd biopsy and Thank God everything is clear, only the red and soreness left. Thank you so much for your help. I hope that you could help me with my problems.

Oral Lichen Planus Treatment
Posted by Rsw (Uniontown, Oh) on 10/20/2013

I have oral LP, also, and after trying many things for over 5 years, I have found something that has cleared the part of my mouth that I had biopsied to confirm the LP. This has been confirmed by my dentist. I take one of these after I have brushed and flossed before bed. Don't drink any water for at least half an hour or more after dissolving it in your mouth.

http://www.iherb.com/Jarrow-Formulas-Jarro-Dophilus-Oral-Probiotic-Sugar-Free-Lozenge-Pom-Berry-Flavor-8-Lozenges/41036

This is the only thing that has worked for me to heal my gum. My mouth still burns some in the morning, but no more lesions. Best wishes!


Oral Lichen Planus Treatment
Posted by Rosanne (Toronto) on 10/23/2013

This is a question for Rsw from Uniontown, Oh, or anyone else who may know.

You posted the other day and said that you had tried many things for OLP. I'm curious to know if you've ever tried purslane. I saw some studies that indicate it may help, but it's rather pricey to order. I'm hoping for some feedback before spending that much money.

I'd really like to try those lozenges that you mentioned, but I can't find a source for them here in Canada. I guess I'll have to keep looking.


Oral Lichen Planus Treatment
Posted by Rsw (Uniontown, Oh) on 10/23/2013

Hi Rosanne,

Yes, I have tried purslane. I bought it in dried powder form. I took it for a short time without any change, then read that it is very high in oxalates which is not recommended for LP, so I stopped taking it in favor of a low oxalate diet. Although some have benefited by this diet, I found no noticable change after many months. The oral probiotics with the BLIS ingredients worked for my mouth, and another man who also has LP tried it and it worked for him in his mouth, also. Systemically, we are both still trying to figure this out. Currently taking LDN ( this is not effective but I believe it is so good for the immune system that I continue taking it), enhanced absorption curcumin, a special CoQ 10 since I believe this may have been statin induced, yoga, low dose benedryl (just started this today) and a high anti-oxident cream. If you find anything effective, please post. I continue to read and research every day. Best wishes.


Oral Lichen Planus Treatment
Posted by Rosanne (Toronto) on 10/24/2013

I'm so glad I asked for feedback on the purslane before buying it. Thanks!

I've had a patch of OLP on my gums for many years, which never caused me any trouble. In fact, I wouldn't even have known it was there, except every time I went to the dentist, they asked if it was bothering me.

But in the last few months it has slowly crept up on me. About two weeks ago, it got really awful all of a sudden. My lips/gums/cheeks/lips were burning and tingling, and a white patch under my tongue was downright painful. I happened to have had a dental cleaning scheduled then, and they confirmed it was OLP.

Of course, they could not offer me much in the way of treatment, but they did give me a sample of "moisturizing" toothpaste and mouthwash. (brand name starts with B) I also bought some toothpaste that does not contain sodium lauryl sulphate, and I quit oil pulling (EVCO) since my mouth was just so irritated.

A week later, I am considerably better. Of course, there is no way of knowing which, if any, of the things I changed had any impact upon the state of my mouth. And the white patches are still there, of course. And...I have issues with LP on other parts of my body as well, so I'm most interested in this as a systemic issue. Might this be related to the Perioral Dermatitis that I battled at this time last year? I have to think that's a possiblity.

Thanks for your information.


Vinegar Water
Posted by Maja (Haiti) on 08/21/2013
3 out of 5 stars

Worked Temporarily

Help. I have constant vaginal LP flare ups. I have been washing with various vinegar water but it's bad again. What do I do.


pH Regulation
Posted by Ali (Canada) on 07/10/2013

Thanks, I have ordered the same and will update after a month.


Comfrey
Posted by June (Herts UK) on 04/04/2014

Georgina can you please give me comfrey root ointment recipe for lichen planus thanks


Olive Leaf
Posted by Rsw (Uniontown, Oh) on 04/04/2013

Could you please elaborate on the dose and kind of olive leaf you are suggesting? I have tried olive leaf capsules and didn't notice any improvement in LP. I only took a small dose and would be interested in hearing how much, how often and what kind of olive leaf you used. Are you completely cured or is it temporary relief? Thanks!

Olive Leaf
Posted by Will (Calgary) on 01/07/2014

Hello, olive leaf In itself is completely safe to use. Myself I buy a olive leaf extract in tincture form. You can use it straight but I recommend mixing it 50/50 with cold pressed olive oil (organic) it's help with any skin disorder or viral infection.


Olive Leaf
Posted by Marie (New York) on 01/08/2014

Hi, I use olive leaf for about two months now and the salesman in the healthfood store said that olive leaf shouldn't be used for more than a few months at a time..He said since it's an herb it can take out good bacteria in the gut.. I also use probiotics.. Is this true? I use it to help lower my blood pressure. I also use a few other things.. Thank You


Olive Leaf
Posted by Mike62 (Denver) on 01/08/2014

Marie: The longest lived animal in the world spends all day every day eating marine phytoplankton. Scientists asked centenarians in China what they ate and they said they drank several cups of jiaogulan every day. Indians living on an island in the Caribbean drink 6 cups of cocoa every day. A 54 year old Tarahumara had the best time in a 100 mile race at an elevation of 10,000ft. A year later some runners, including a man who won a 125 mile race in death valley during the summer, went to the copper canyons of northern Mexico. They raced 50 miles over rough terrain. The indian won. Every day all his life he ate corn and beans. A master herbalist in Arizona takes he sho wu, hu zhang, and jiaogulan every day. He is 70 years old. When he is not working in his herbal business he is working on his ranch with his beloved wife. I am not sure because many herbalists say cells develop tolerance and that they should be cycled, food too.


Borax
Posted by Mysticalme (Usa) on 05/28/2013

I hope u have found a solution to your yeast issue by now. In case you haven't, I would suggest first a mild colon cleanse, probiotics, eliminating all starchy carbs, fermented foods and fungus foods like mushrooms. Focus on greens and lean protein. Try taking krill oil instead of fish oil and try internal cleanses for yeast and fungus. It takes 3-12 months to get rid of yeast. Good luck.


Turmeric
Posted by Love My Wife (Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania) on 07/17/2012

My wife has LP for for few months now. Her skin ( the bumps ) has decreased alot after using TURMERIC POWDER ( the one used in Indian cooking masalas ) during bath every time. My self I have learned abour SUJOK THERAPY, since today, I have started 10 mins of YELLOW LIGHT ( I am a photographer too so I am using my stuidio light with YELLOW FILTER ) to beam directly on the front palm 5 mins, and back palm 5 mins. Before she goes to sleep, I am trying COLOUR THERAPY.... lets pray it makes her well soon.


Borax
Posted by Live~n~well In Aptos, Ca (Aptos, Ca/usa) on 05/07/2012
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I've had Oral and Vaginal LP for the past 9 years. In the begining it use to come and go and I would use Clotbetisol until it gave me a mouth full of thrush and then use Difulcan to get ride the thrush. Eventually, the oral LP worsed and no longer went away. I've lived the past 6 years with a WHITE tongue and mouth and the incredibly uncomfortable Valigal symptoms. It eventually escallated to my stomach and I've developed additional autoimmune issues, mostly food allergies, a thyroid issue, and my system is over come with Chronic Candididis. Everything upsets my mouth and stomach now and I eat a "very" limited diet. Although I'm very healthy, my diet is VERY restrictive.

2 years ago I was seen at an LP Special Study at UCSF, under went patch test, biopsies, numerous blood tests, swab tests, and monthly appointments and was given Placquinel which I have been on since... 2 years now. After a year on it my eyes started weakening and I was told that this might happen.

April brought about some stress for me and triggered a massive upheavel for my LP both types.

In desperation, I searched the internet to find this fabulously informative website. I immediately started a Borax treatment and honestly within hours saw a huge difference in my mouth! For the 2nd and 3rd days I experienced yeast "die off" as a raging sore throat, I added Asorbic C, and made it thru the brainfog, headaches, and muscle fatigue. However now I'm experiencing bloody nasal junk... It this part of the cleansing?

How long should I remain on the treatment? Are there any reactions that I need to be aware of or watch out for?

The treatment has literally blown me away as today is my 7th day and my mouth is a beautiful pink color my other areas feel much better and I look forward with exultation to reading more about what other people are experiencing and getting feedback.

Is there an area for Dr. Tom's treatments?

Thank you,

Live~N~Well In Aptos, CA

Borax
Posted by Rswuniontown (Uniontown, Oh) on 05/09/2012

I, too, have Lichen Planus in my mouth and also systemically. I have been taking Boron at 3 mg./day with no change. I also take LDN and have started the low Oxalate diet, along with many supplements, but no change. Are you taking the 1/8 t. 20 Mule Team Borax in 1 liter of water per day? Is there anything besides the Vitamin C you are taking? I would love to get rid of this but haven't found much that makes a difference. Thanks for posting and please update if you can.


Borax
Posted by Tammi (Buchanan, Mi) on 03/15/2016

I have used garlic gel capsules with good success in clearing up a yeast infection. 2 capsules a day until yeast infection clears up.


Borax
Posted by Jean (Mpls, Minnesota) on 11/20/2012

PLEASE someone send me the exact measurements for the Apple Cider Vinegar and borax. why aren't they on here? I am interested in trying it but I cannot without more information. Thank you!


Borax
Posted by Anjali (Delhi) on 01/08/2016

I have been diagnosed with Lichen Planus 3-4 months back. Have been on steroids since then but of no help. Now I'm taking homeopathic treatment. Initially it noticed a very good result but now after seeing new lesions again. Just wondering if I can use borax. Please let me know how to use and the quantity.


Borax
Posted by Baldev (Maharashtra) on 01/09/2016 189 posts

Hi Anjali,

It is not that easy to treat this condition by just taking the steroids, but unfortunately that is the line of action in the western medicine.

You will have to follow three prong strategy, control of stress, diet and external application. You have asked about the use of Borax, make a concentrated solution of Borax with water and apply it two to three times a day on the affected area, keep it for an hour or so and then can wash it. Also try to alkalize the body with sodium bi carbonate, apple cider vinegar etc. You will get good results. Good luck

Baldev(09322887066)


Borax
Posted by Shawn (Sarasota, Fl) on 08/15/2016

Can someone tell me exactly how I should use the borax. Was it a paste that he/she applied, or do you drink it and at what strength. Thank you.


Borax
Posted by Veesp (Georgia) on 11/15/2016

I am so relieved to know that I am not by myself on dealing with LP. My struggle with LP has been going on for 6 months now and the things I've tried a few to mention like oatmeal baths, glycerin soap, shea butter, and many other things has not worked. I am dealing with lesions on a mass amount of my body especially my buttocks, calfskin and thighs. Do you think the Borax and anything else mentioned may help me?


Borax
Posted by Frank (Albany, New York ) on 02/02/2017

I've used vinegar for yeast. Seems to work good for me


Borax
Posted by Siddeswari (Bangalore) on 07/19/2017

Hi Baldev,

I am suffering from skin LP from past 7-8 years with no luck with steriodal and cartisone creams. On stopping the steriodal medication(oral), I have been hit by LP more badly, so now I am trying out on the natural remedies like aloe vera. Can you please suggest any other home remedies? if you are aware other than the Borax application to the lesion.

TIA

Siddeswari


Borax
Posted by Laurie (Michigan) on 02/08/2018

Yes to borax for candida and other fungi such as athletes foot. Please read "the borax conspiracy" online. Good recipe for a solution concentrate of borax. I've been taking the equivalent of 30 mgs daily. Candida gone, bones rebuilding (Xray proof), hoping to eliminate mercury and fluorine toxicities but need to confirm that w hair analysis. It's magical stuff and perfectly safe.


Dietary Changes, Sage, Aloe
Posted by Alice (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 10/10/2012

Hi Milli, I have oral lichen planus for close to a year now and just like your friend, I hate those steroids and yucky creams that don't work. Like your advice altho I know is going to be very difficult to follow but will definitely try my very best and feedback to you. Thanks and God Bless


Barrier Product
Posted by Virginia (Rochester, Ny) on 11/29/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I have been itching for months now from Lichen Planus and tried many of your hints which all work for a short time. However I have discovered something that seems to work better. This hint came from a Nurse Practitioner in a Dermatology office.

When using steroids ( I have cleobesterol which didn't seem to help much) apply the cream and then on top put a barrier! This can be something like a product with silicone or glycerine ( silicone glove, others) or just plain glycerine. This helps the steroid stay and do its work. I felt the itch much relieved after 2 days of doing this. Give it a try. Hope it helps.

Barrier Product
Posted by Will (Brisbane, Qld Australia) on 08/06/2012

HI first get rid of the thrush. Then try vaseline with the cortisone cream or (over) and/or even on its own. It will improve it...


pH Regulation
Posted by Kr.arun (Faridabad, India) on 07/14/2012

hi I'm ashwini. I have been suffering from lichen planus for almost 2 years. Well till now all the itching and all has reduced but I'm left with the scars. So it would be great if you could help me out on this my age is 16 and I am female.


pH Regulation
Posted by Ben (New York, Ny) on 07/16/2012

I would suggest putting vitamin E oil on the scars from lichens planus. It gets rid of the scars but it may take a few weeks.


pH Regulation
Posted by Ali (Canada) on 07/09/2013

Hi... I have the same blisters appearing when I eat food, fruits or sometimes vegetables. Sometimes they stay for a day sometime a week. Some times easy to burst and sometimes not... Did you find any cure? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.


pH Regulation
Posted by Rsw (Uniontown, Oh) on 07/09/2013

Ali, I have been diagnosed with oral LP by a biopsy. After trying many things over a ten year period, I found J----oral probiotic lozenges with BLIS K12 and BLIS M18, an inexpensive supplement with 8 lozenges per pack. To my amazement, my gum has healed and my dentist confirms that! I use one at night, after brushing and flossing before I go to sleep, and it takes at least 30 days to colonize. I am so happy and it may help you, too. However, oral LP usually means systemic LP, and the other mucous membranes are not changed. But I'm grateful that my mouth has healed. Best wishes!

Multiple Remedies
Posted by David (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) on 01/08/2011

Since 5 month I have skin lichen plan, I tried, cortisone, prednisone, protopic, elidel, Tazorac, Topicort and Apo Hydroxyzine for itching, since I bought a neckless made of hazelnut dried wood, it slowly started to fade away. I am doing Soriatane 30mg a day since 1 month, it works. Success is skin well hydrated, soriatane and hazelnut wood.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Monique (Bronx, Ny) on 12/23/2013

I'm so sick of these dam spots all over, I've been using ambi for these spots but it's taking forever to work. I tried everything. It's been 1 yr since I been diagnose, is there anything that I can use to get rid of these spots?


Coconut Oil
Posted by Mike 62 (Denver, Colorado) on 12/24/2013

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Coconut Oil
Posted by Karen (Ohio) on 11/21/2015
4 out of 5 stars

I just recently started using organic virgin coconut oil for lichen planus. The itching is definitely less and within about 2 days they seem to be smaller. I'mm interested in seeing what happens.

I also read about using lavender oil. Has anyone tried this?


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Marilyn (Plattsmouth, Ne) on 12/04/2010

I have been reading your posts concerning your battle with Lichen Planus. At one point, I believe in November of 2008, you said you were taking 1000 mg of vitamin C and Apple Cider Vinegar. Then you said that you found the cause, which was some sort of mite. Am I to assume, then, that the Vitamin C and Vinegar helped for a while but didn't cure it? And did your treatment for mites then cure it for you?
I have Lichen Planus both in my mouth and on my skin and am using a dexamethason solution which I rinse my mouth with twice a day for the oral Lichen Planus. This seems to help the condition, but if I quit using the solution, it comes back with a vengeance. The doctor wants to put me on some sort of steroid treatment for the skin LP but I am very leery of this because of the possible side effects, which include weight gain and osteoporosis.

A friend sent me an email which talked about the benefits of using a 35% food grade peroxide for Lupis, which is also an autoimmune condition, so I am thinking of trying that. It is inexpensive and looks to be a beneficial way to treat Lichen Planus as well as other conditions. We have our own well water and my husband raised the question of whether or not there may be bacteria in our water that could be either causing or worsening my Lichen Planus. So I am now drinking only bottled water, which to my concern, I am reading now on the internet, may be too acidic for me. Woe is me! Maybe I am reading too much on the internet! Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks, Marilyn

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Taranjeet (Mumbai) on 07/29/2017

Hi dear, I am suffering from oral lichen planus too from past few years and have tried with corticosteroid therapy and steroids injections. Later I started with ayurvedic treatment and it has reduced to some extent.


Tea Tree Oil, Dietary Changes, Urine
Posted by Sativa Jones (Pahoa, Hawaii) on 10/18/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I was diagnosed two months ago with lichen planus. I have the rash on my ankles, inner wrists, underside of my tongue and inside the walls of my mouth. For the itch on my ankles and wrist I rub three things on the rash that immediately stop the itch. First I rub tea tree oil on it followed by olive oil (organic) and baking soda. This is not a cure for lichen planus only a treatment for the itch.

Diet is key to controlling the intensity of the rash. Basically you have to eliminate all sugars (including honey and agave) dont eat any bread or white rice no processed food etc. you have to get super clean on your diet. I have since gone 90% raw which helps alot.

I got rid of the bumps inside my mouth and the painful lesions on the underside of my tongue by gargling with my urine. I know this might be hard to believe but google "urine therapy" and you will see that urine has a long and ancient history of being used as a medicine.

Baking Soda and Borax
Posted by Tom (Kansas City, Missouri) on 10/18/2009

Question on your statement; Cured some age spots(Tinea) with Head & Shoulders Blue (Selenium Sulfide). Did you actually rub the Head & Shoulders Blue on your Skin to remove Age Spots?


Baking Soda and Borax
Posted by Billie (Ohio) on 05/26/2016

Did you get approval from a doctor to take 3200 mg of ibuprofen?? That is an extreme amount of Ibuprofen could cause gastric bleeding.


Baking Soda and Borax
Posted by Geo41 (Tampa, Fl) on 06/07/2011

My son who is only 4 years old, was recently diagnosed with this horrible condition (Linchen Planus). We are trying to get as much information, and we are not afraid to use any new remedies that could aliviate him. He was even expulsed from day care until we brought a doctors note saying that it was not contagious. he scratches and it is hard to keep him away from doing it until sometimes he bleeds.

Please keep posting your experiences so that we all can learn from each other. Thank you


Baking Soda and Borax
Posted by Llp (Houston, Tx, Usa ) on 12/16/2011

We love avocados too. In fact, this is where our diet is different than McDougall's because we aren't trying to lose weight too. We eat avocados, nuts, seeds etc. Basically, if it came from the earth, we eat it. The only exception is honey but he doesn't seem to react to it. We have a little ham on American Thanksgiving and Christmas. Oh, we also, don't have processed soy stuff very often either (tofu, etc). I guess you would say we follow McDougall's Maximum Weight Loss without any of the rules about amounts.

As for coconut oil, we used to love it too. But now that we don't cook with oil, oil tastes soooooo slimy. We eat coconut instead of just the oil for the health benefits. It is a little challenging to find shredded coconut without sugar all over it here in the USA so more often than not we just buy the whole coconut. Honestly, we love the way our food tastes (this, coming from a beef-eating Texan) and the smell of meat is now sickening to me, the smell and taste of dairy is a weird cow pasture quality to it. We feel incredible eating this way. I know it is not for everyone. A lot of people tell me they couldn't eat this way and I respect their decisions. For me, personally, it is easier to eat this way than watch my child go through the pain, suffering and emotional, as well as physical scarring of this disease. He is almost 8 now and he will have the random slice of pizza, cookie, etc, and the spots come out on his back within a few days. But we don't worry because we know they will go away.


Baking Soda and Borax
Posted by Anthony (New Orleans, La) on 11/13/2012

MY WIFE HAS THIS LICHEN PLANOPILARIS I UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR HAIR YOU LOSE IT FOR GOOD. WE NEED HELP IS THERE A CURE?


Baking Soda and Borax
Posted by Rsw (Ohio) on 07/15/2017

Can you tell us what drug induced your LP, and also the brand of toothpaste that further aggravated it? I am convinced my LP was caused by statin drugs.



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