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Second opinion] second question. I have the disease Mucus Membrane Phemphigoid. Forgot how to spell it. anyway have had this for over 5 years. any news on how to put this in remission!! It's unnerving! blood blisters as well as water blisters. have one spot that hasnt healed and its a blood bath every time I brush my teeth. Yes I use a baby soft toothbrush. Have tried steriodal mouth wash, zip.
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Dentist: Lara Coseo, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 7 months ago
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Good evening! I'm sorry your MMP is flaring up right now. Which of your doctors is treating you for it? For severe cases (which it sounds like you may be a severe case), usually some oral medications are necessary, including steroids, antimetabolites, immunosuppressant drugs, or alkylating drugs. This is a complicated treatment and should be handled by a specialist, like a periodontist or a specialist in a stomatology clinic. Have you been referred to either of these specialists already?

As far as an over-the-counter aid, it sounds like you are already doing all that you can. I think it's time to be a little more aggressive in your treatment.

Sincerely,

Dr. Lara

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