Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Resolution of Oral Lichen Planus
Still no sign of the Oral Lichen Planus. The few times in this last six weeks that I thought I might have some signs, I have used my Clobetasol ointment, and it has been enough. Let it be understood that my mouth is not entirely perfect looking. I still have some redness, a little bit of lace appearance on the inside of the cheeks, and some thinning of the tissue on top of the tongue, but the pain is gone and I am able to consume most foods that I would have eaten in the past before the OLP with the exception of highly spiced foods. I still have some permanent scarring inside, and swelling on the outside edge of my chin.
I have now been able to appropriately take care of my dental health. I am using a sonic toothbrush and Biotene toothpaste. I can floss well, though I do not use a mint or cinnamon flavored floss. Mint and cinnamon are not recommended for people with Oral Lichen Planus. I also use a Waterpik. All of these methods for good oral health were difficult to perform when my mouth was so flared up in the past.
Needless to say, I am very happy!
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