Help For Dry Skin/rashes
Posted 27 February 2004 - 07:34 PM
Johnson & Johnson First Aid Cream is what I use, almost anything else seems to irritate problem areas. It will act as a moisturizer and aids healing, and is not real greasy.
Lanacane has a similar vehicle or base, but contains something that acts like a mild anesthetic.
If the skin is only dry, with no rash or whatever I use Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion - some others seem to bother.
Minimizing contact with water can help also, chlorine acts as a drying agent, and the ph levels of water vary quite a bit - even rinsing my hair daily sends my scalp into orbit.
Posted 17 January 2005 - 05:36 PM
Posted 19 March 2005 - 07:54 PM
Posted 07 April 2005 - 05:05 AM
Yes have gotten them in my mouth. They are miserable . Not sure what to do about them once I get them.
I have DH along with the other symptoms but one that hasn't been addressed by anyone else is mouth and back of the throat blisters. Do any of the readers have this exrtreme problem. Chronic
Posted 04 May 2005 - 04:19 PM
They did a biopsy, discovered I had Oral Lichen Planus, which is chronic, incurable, and only occurs in people whose immune system is compromised. That promted a lot of tests which finally resulted in my being diagnosed with Celiacs. There is no cure or real treatment for either disease, but if you can get the Celiacs under control, and keep your mouth really clean, there's a chance it will go away on its own.
I have found that using normal toothpastes and mouthwashes aggravates it. Alcohol and peroxide inflame it. Sugar seems to feed it.
If you have little white veins in the lining of your cheeks, blisters, and maybe redness or roughness in places along the gum line, you probably have it, but a biopsy is necessary to rule out cancer, and two other similar diseases that are much more dangerous.
If your doctor diagnoses you with Lichen Planus, there isn't much they can do to help you. What has helped me a lot is using Tea Tree Oil toothpaste and mouthwash that I buy at the health food store. I also make sure I brush, floss and gargle several times a day, and take it easy on sweets. It has dialed it way back and seems to keep it in check. I am working on the Celiacs, and as I get better at avoiding Gluten, I think the lichen planus is losing its grip. It appears to be healing slowly, but it's very aggressive. I have to be dilligent about keeping my mouth clean and limiting my sugar intake. Not easy on a diet based on rice.
I hope you don't have it, but you should definitely see a doctor about it.
Posted 05 May 2005 - 02:55 AM
Just as an FYI so far my brother is doing ok!
Posted 21 July 2005 - 01:08 PM
Sometimes my blisters act like a allergy reaction, or at least during regular allergy outbreak. Come to think about it I have both everyday so this isn't really a viable thought.
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