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smokeless tobacco keratosis

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Tobacco: The area will heal and return to normal but it can take time, may be months. You have reduced your risk of cancer since you quit. Great job. Keep ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
2 to 4 weeks: Do you also smoke? Use much alcohol? Is it in the area you held the tobacco? Is it red or ulcerated? If the area is not normal in another 2 weeks you ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Good Question: I am not aware of any formal studies looking at this. I would say unlikely, and it is even possible that for some nicotine might improve breathing... ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Probably not: But so what. It is dangerous and can cause addiction, cancer and other problems.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Lower if not using!: Tobacco use is a cause for mouth cancers, lung cancer, bladder cancer, breast cancer, etc. It is bad for you. Please consider quitting or seeking help ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
29 years experience Psychiatry
Pick your poison: While lung disease risk may be lower with nasal and oral tobacco, you will get higher risk of oral, head and neck cancer. The most compelling reason ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very quickly: Because smokeless tobacco is held between the cheek and gum it is absorbed very quickly into the blood stream in very high concentrations. It is the d ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Tobacco is tobacco: There is no safe, healthy form of tobacco.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: Nicotine is a metabolic poison, with or without smoke.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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There aren't any: There is no data that any one form of tobacco is any safer than any other form. In theory, tobacco with the lowest nicotine content and the lowest am ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mortiere
34 years experience Dentistry
Depends.: Depends on the amount used and the frequency of use. Best to let your dentist or physician know about the use so he/she can visually check and docume ... Read More
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