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I Have Leukoplakia How Can Treat It
Proper diagnosis : leukoplakia is a white or gray patch that develops in tongue, cheek or floor of mouth. A biopsy will properly diagnose and determining and eliminating the cause( irritation bitting, smoking, drugs, alcohol) most likely observation is done where lesion can disappear after several weeks. If biopsy is positive then surgical removal might be necessary. ...Read more
Remove the cause: Leukoplakia is the white patch that will not wipe off, an indication of epithelial change or thickening. When turn to red, it becomes erythroplakia and then leads to acanthosis and carcinoma in situ. Smoking, excess alcohol that irritates the mucosa are some example of the cause. Remove the cause will definitely help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non-smoker with leukoplakia in bucal mucosa. Never had before. Lasted 3 months, gone now. Treated with dental paste. Left 2 circular scars. Normal?
Have had white area on tongue for abt 1 year. No changes. Do I have to treat leukoplakia or can I leave it? Is an annual oral cancer screening enuf?
White patch: Leukoplakia is a medical term for a flat white lesion on the mucous membranes of the mouth (but possibly elsewhere also). They are not easily scraped off. They can arise from numerous sources, including irritation. It is not a specific disease, but an observable condition. Sometimes they are thought of as "pre-cancerous" and so it is important to have a biopsy done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pretty common: Leukoplakia means "white patch".This is a fairly common occurrence on the cheeks inside the mouth. There are many causes of leukoplakia, some serious and some not. If the leukoplakia comes and goes, it is probably benign. However, if it remains for a long time, or changes in appearance, this may be an indication of some disease process. See a dentist to have such areas evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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