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Homoeopathic treatment for lichen planus

I am 30 years old and for the past 10 years have been suffering from oral lichen planus (biopsy proved). It started with a small spot on the inner side of the left cheek which spread to the whole oral mucosa within four days. The disease was very painful during this time.

I took homoeopathic treatment for a long time and the following medicines were prescribed: Lycopodium 30, Calcarea carb 1M, sulphur, Lachesis, Mercsol, Thuja, Causticum. But there was not much relief. But in the past 10 years, the oral mucous membrane now looks healthy on physical examination. But, I still have pain over the region that was involved. There is soreness which increases when I exert myself physically. I feel there is a formation of keloids on the site of the scar which I can feel. A tingling sensation is always present in the mouth.

I was prescribed Medorrhinum 10 M, 50M, CM for sciatica by a homoeopathic doctor in the year 1990. And the doctor told me that the sciatica was due to suppressed gonorrhoea which I had contracted in 1987.

Do you feel that the above problem of lichen planus could be related to the frequent intake of this medicine. I had suffered from pleurisy also for which I took allopathic treatment. Tuberculinum 10 M was also given to me before starting ghomoeopathic treatment. All my complaints are always left-sided except migraine which is right-sided.

I also have a high level of cholesterol for which I am not taking any medicines. I suffer from gastric problem also which aggravates on eating. I feel that whatever I eat turns into gases.

Please advise some treatment for the above problems.
- Rajeev Raina, August 2000
Dr. R.K. Manchanda responds
There is no relation of your problem of lichen planus with prescribed drug i.e. Medorrhinum during year 1990 as the exact cause of lichen planus is still unknown. It is not possible to suggest any homoeopathic treatment for your lichen planus alone as you also suffer from other problems of migraine, indigestion and hypercholestrolemia, and moreover the given history is incomplete from the homoeopathic point of view. It is also essential to physically examine the exact nature and stage of oral lichen planus lesions from time to time to assess the progress during treatment.

The homoeopathic treatment is constitutional and is directed towards the person as a whole and the name of disease has little significance in the selection of medicine. You are advised to consult the nearest homoeopathic physician or send your history in more detail so that some medication can be suggested.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2013



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