Oral lichen planus

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What is oral lichen planus?

Oral lichen planus is a recurrent chronic inflammatory disorder that affects the inside of the mouth characterized by itchy white patches, lesions, red swollen tissue, or open sores.

Common symptoms reported by people with oral lichen planus

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with oral lichen planus

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Fetzima)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ritalin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with oral lichen planus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with oral lichen planus

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Fetzima)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ritalin)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
lichen planus
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness headaches 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
itchy skin
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with oral lichen planus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has oral lichen planus on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 2
40s 7
50s 8
60s 16
70+ 6
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 6
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 6
Female 37

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 31
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from oral lichen planus patients who have completed their condition history
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