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Doctor insights on: I Have White Patches On My Cheeks

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Do I have mouth cancer if I have white patches on my cheek?

Do I have mouth cancer if I have white patches on my cheek?

Very unlikely: Mouth cancer can present rarely this way, however it would b a rare presentation of a rare tumor. There are many more things likely to cause what u describe aside from cancer. If u are concerned and they have been there awhile or are causing issues, I would see both your dentist as well as your md. ...Read more

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I have a few white patches in my cheek by my back wisdom teeth. They do not hurt but what are they?

I have a few white patches in my cheek by my back wisdom teeth. They do not hurt but what are they?

See a dentist: Without seeing your white patches it is impossible to say what they are. Based on location, they could be spots where you frequently bite your cheek or chew on your cheek. On the more serious end of the soectrum is pre-cancerous leukoplakia, which is abnormal growth of the tissue. The patches may also be normal. See a dentist and have them checked. ...Read more

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I noticed a white little round circle patch on the side of my lower part of my cheek a few months ago and now there's another one?

I noticed a white little round circle patch on the side of my lower part of my cheek a few months ago and now there's another one?

Not much info: Well, if you mean on the inside of your mouth the most common thing that looks like this is an apthous ulcer. They are very painful, and more info can be found here:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/canker-sore/basics/definition/con-20021262

Herpes can look like an apthous ulcer too. If you're sufficiently concerned, providing a photo through a virtual consult would help diagnosis. ...Read more

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Painless, white rough patch inside of cheek. Had it last week then it went away and now it's back in the same place. Can't be wiped off. What is it?

Painless, white rough patch inside of cheek. Had it last week then it went away and now it's back in the same place. Can't be wiped off. What is it?

Two possibilities: First of all when you get dehydrated and and I dry mouth you can get white patches that can come and go. Secondly thrush type of candidal used infection can cause a white patch that when you scrape it off is right underneath. This usually requires topical oral antifungal rinse. If this persists see your doctor for further recommendations. ...Read more

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Small, round, light circular patch/discolour on the cheek. Looks brown when I wear make up. Slightly rougher texture than my skin. What could it be?

Small, round, light circular patch/discolour on the cheek. Looks brown when I wear make up. Slightly rougher texture than my skin. What could it be?

Need to see rash: Not being able to see the area in question makes it very difficult to give advice. You may want to consider an InBox Health Tap consultation where you can upload photos of the area. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a small patch of dry skin on my right cheek. It's barely visible, but it appeared at least 6 months ago and hasn't gone away. Any suggestions?

I have a small patch of dry skin on my right cheek. It's barely visible, but it appeared at least 6 months ago and hasn't gone away. Any suggestions?

See dermatology: Since ity is on your face, and still barely visible, I would see the skin specialist to be safe. It may something as simple as using a steroid cream for a few weeks, but be safe and see the Specialist who went to Medical school and training for 7-8 years, so you get the best care. Good luck. ...Read more

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I skinned my cheek in an accident and its healed now. There is a pink patch. I would like to know whether the skin will grow back with normal skintone?

I skinned my cheek in an accident and its healed now. There is a pink patch. I would like to know whether the skin will grow back with normal skintone?

PINK PATCH ON CHEEK: YOU NEVER SAID HOW LONG YOU HAVE HAD THIS PINK PATCH.
IF IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN A MONTH, DO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST.
IT DOES NOT SOUND SERIOUS. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of patches on my cheek?

See Your Doctor: You have "patches on your cheek". There are numerous causes for skin discoloration. Hereditary pigmentation, dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, and more can be responsible. Because skin conditions are difficult to diagnose without visual inspection, you should see you doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Can ringworm on cheek be a white patch?

Can ringworm on cheek be a white patch?

Ringworm=fungus: Ringworm is a fungal infection, and doesn't usually appear as a white patch unless it has been treated and going through the 'post-inflammatory hypopigmentation' phase. Other types of fungal infections DO appear this way in their primary state. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, is there a cure for dry reddish patch on my cheek?

Hi doctor, is there a cure for dry reddish patch on my cheek?

Doctor has to look: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a reddish patch to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are related to allergies, irritants, eczema, fungi (tinea), psoriasis, etc..., but other times they are not. For odd rashes, skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist, which also looks for skin cancer. ...Read more

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There is a blackish patch on my right cheek. It has been there for couple of years now. How do I get rid of it?

There is a blackish patch on my right cheek. It has been there for couple of years now. How do I get rid of it?

Bleaching vs laser: Can't be for sure what kind of patch you have and on facial cheek or below? I assume on face: since it is there 4 several years, likely not concerning for cancer. You must minimize sun exposure. Discuss with your doc about potential use of a bleaching cream or possibly seeing a doc who does laser treatments. Even with treatment, avoiding sun exposure is key to keep it lighter! Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a light patch on my right cheek. It's not a rash and it doesn't itch. It feels like my regular skin but it's discolored. Should I be worried?

I have a light patch on my right cheek. It's not a rash and it doesn't itch. It feels like my regular skin but it's discolored. Should I be worried?

Likely Innocent: It's best to examine in person, or to see a photo, to evaluate size, shape, color, context, features of its border, etc. From what you've provided, flat, smooth, non-raised, hypo pigmented, non-itching lesion, most likely innocent, but cannot diagnose without larger context. ...Read more

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There's a round irritated patch on my cheek, which feels a little rough, and has a pinkish outline. I noticed it about a week ago. Cause for concern?

Ringworm: A round scaly red splotch with a slightly raised border is classic for ringworm, you can try over the counter clotrimazole ointment, see your doctor if this is spreading or not getting better after a week. ...Read more

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I have a blackish patch on my right cheek and its been there for a while now.....And im starting to think it could be a deficiency...What could it be?

More details: A vitamin deficiency by definition is systemic. That means signs can be, and often are, in many body systems. A patch on the skin is most likely post traumatic (from injury) or post inflammatory (from infection or irritation). See your doctor if you're concerned. ...Read more

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Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Eczema possible: Sounds like eczema is possible as at this young age it tends to present on the face. Moisture rashes are common too. Psoriasis is very unlikely to appear at this age (maybe unheard of?). ...Read more

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I have a small raised red patch on my right cheek. It is not dry or scaly, and does not hurt or itch. It is irregularly shaped. What is it?

I have a small raised red patch on my right cheek. It is not dry or scaly, and does not hurt or itch. It is irregularly shaped. What is it?

Hard to say: Redness usually indicates inflammation or infection but the irregular shape is of concern. Please see a dermatologist immediately to make sure that it is not a form of skin cancer. ...Read more

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I have a red patch on the inside of my cheek and over the last few weeks it got bigger. What could it be? What can I do to try to get rid of it?

I have a red patch on the inside of my cheek and over the last few weeks it got bigger. What could it be? What can I do to try to get rid of it?

Send us a picture: You can upload a picture of the rash at imgur. Com
the picture will be tagged with its own URL website

You can write to us again with the URL listed (www....com)in your question. We will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more

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A small triangular patch of skin on my cheek that feels like a very minor abrasion. Difficult to see visually and hasn't changed shape for a year.

A small triangular patch of skin on my cheek that feels like a very minor abrasion. Difficult to see visually and hasn't changed shape for a year.

Get skin check: Skin lesions and or irregularities, especially on sun exposed areas, should be evaluated to be safe. A dermatologist is a skin specialist who would be best to examine you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a yellow and red patch in my inner cheek on the left sife that is a bit different at touch from any other normal area could it be dangerous?

More info needed: You may have accidentally bitten inside your cheek. The red is probably resulting from trauma-the yellow may represent infection and should be seen by your doctor or dentist. Is there any chance you injured the outside of your cheek? ...Read more

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I have a small lighter patch of skin almost the size of a dime on my cheek bone what can it be?

I have a small lighter patch of skin almost the size of a dime on my cheek bone what can it be?

Needs visualized but: There are a few common things it might be. Possibilities include tinea alba (pityriasis alba) which is a harmless skin fungus, tinea corporus (ringworm) or possibly vitiligo.

See a dermatologist or a trusted primary doctor for an accurate diagnosis.

It wouldn't hurt to try some over the counter Lamisil (terbinafine) cream for 2 - 3 weeks. If it goes away, it was a skin fungus. ...Read more

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Hey, doctor just wanted to ask a question I got something like a gray patch in my inner cheek what could that be.

Tough to tell: It depends if you have any other health problems. Many times, patients get non-specific viral infections that can appear as oral discoloration. These usually go away on their own.

Tobacco users are at risk for oral cancer that could present like this. Patients with HIV are also predisposed to getting mouth lesions.

If any of the above applies to you, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I notice my cheek is a Lil sore and u saw a small light gray area (not a patch) now I do chew on my check sometimes. Could this be a problem?

I notice my cheek is a Lil sore and u saw a small light gray area (not a patch) now I do chew on my check sometimes. Could this be a problem?

Doctor/dentist: It would be best to let your doctor or dentist look at the gray area and make sure that it is not anything to be concerned about. Chewing on your cheek can set you up for infections so that would be a good habit to try and break. ...Read more

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White patch on inner cheek for 6 months. Doc is not concerned only because when I see him its gone. It comes and goes every day or 2. Any ideas?

White patch on inner cheek for 6 months. Doc is not concerned only because when I see him its gone. It comes and goes every day or 2. Any ideas?

White patch inside: Could be a condition called leucoplakia - - sometimes associated with a precancerous lesion but can also be found in repeated trauma - biting the inside of your cheek for example. I would make sure your doctor sees it and evaluates it the next time it appears - a brush biopsy could be done. Another option would be for you to see an oral surgeon if your doctor won't help Good luck ...Read more

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The little girl im a nanny to has a red patch on her cheek it started out just being red yesterday and today it is still red and it s rough and dry?

The little girl im a nanny to has a red patch on her cheek it started out just being red yesterday and today it is still red and it s rough and dry?

Might be ringworm: Especially if there is a ring of more redness around the lesion, it might be a mild fungal infection often known as ringworm. A mild over-the-counter treatment would be Clotrimazole (active ingredient of some foot fungus creams) twice daily for 2 weeks. If it gets worse or causes pain, swelling, or other symptoms, it should be seen in person. ...Read more