Thursday, December 1, 2011

Regarding Oral Lichen Planus

Dear doctor,

I am 24 years, smoke a pack of cigarette a week(reduced, trying to quit!). I have got something unusual on my cheek(inside mouth) There is no pain feeling happening. I have visited many doctors and they say that it is nothing to worry about. But I am worried as it has been over a year since it is present on my inner cheek.

I read your post on Oral Lichen Planus and I thought you might be in better position to guide.

Please see the pictures in the attachment and give your opinion.




  1. Dear Sachin,

    The best you can do to yourself is first quit smoking. Adopt a healthy diet including natural antioxidants in form of green vegetables, lemon, fruit juice etc. If needed, you can apply local corticosteroid based ointments prescribed from Dermatologist or ENT specialist. I hope it helps you. with good wishes. DR. Ajay Jain

  2. Practicing good oral hygiene. Keep your mouth clean to reduce your symptoms and help prevent infection. Gently brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily. See your dentist twice a year for checkups and cleanings, or more often as directed by your dentist.
    Adjust your diet. Cut out spicy or acidic foods if they seem to trigger or worsen your symptoms. And reduce or eliminate the use of caffeine, alcohol or tobacco.


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