Objective: We sought to analyze the results of topical treatment with a mouthwash of 0.05% clobetasol in aqueous solution in 30 patients with severe oral erosive lesions.
Study design: Over a 48-week period, we evaluated the evolution of pain, ulcerations, atrophy, and interference of the disease in the patient's daily life, classifying the response as complete (100% remission/recovery), excellent (75%), good (50%), poor (<50%), or failed.
Results: The pain and ulceration totally disappeared in 93.3% of cases and 90% reported a full recovery in their daily life activities. Atrophy response was complete in 28.5%, excellent in 60.7%, and good in 3.5%. Two patients showed no response to the treatment. Five patients suffered mild adverse effects (moon face and hirsutism) between week 4 and week 6 of treatment, which were speedily reversed by reducing the frequency of mouthwash.
Conclusions: Clobetasol mouthwash is a safe and efficacious option for the treatment of severe oral erosive lesions.