A 21-year-old male asked:
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can oral leukoplakia be wiped or scrapped off?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Not so easy: Leukoplakia may appear stuck on the mucosal surface but it is deeply attached, so it can not be wiped out. But it can be treated by your doctor. Go see a head and neck surgeon who may use medical or surgical treatments to control/remove it as it is a precancerous condition. You also need to remove the cause ?Tobacco chewing or smoking, typically.
Answered on Feb 26, 2019

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