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I Have White Patches On My Mouth
Has to be seen and..: White patches in your mouth could be any number of things. See an oral surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. Unless the oral surgeon knows what it is and that it is not a neoplasm (growth), it should be biopsied. Most oral pathologists will tell you that even certain lesions that look benign can be precancerous and should be removed or at least biopsied. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
I am 24 year old and I have white patches in my mouth from 4 months. Now I am worried. Is it a symptoms of oral cancer or else. What is better option.
White Patches: White patches in the mouth can be from a variety of causes including bite trauma, irritations from a poorly fitting dental appliance, overgrowth of a fungus called candida albicans, leukoplakia, which is common in tobacco users, or in rare cases, a form of oral cancer. Let a dentist, who is a specialist in diseases of the mouth examine you to determine the nature of your white patches. ...Read more
For the last week I've been having white patches in my mouth excessive skin what does that signify? Is it something to me concerned? Located in cheek
I'm havin genital herpie outbreak, as well I have white patches in my cheeks of my mouth is this related to the outbreak or not?
Possible: Sound like you need to be treated. ...Read more
I have white small patches on my tonsillitis inside mouth and swollen nodes they are really painful body aches sore stomach headaches eyes feel burnin?
Maybe strep, flu, etc.: Throat symptoms can be from viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep throat and start antibiotics. Otherwise, possible viral infections are mono and oral herpes. Doctor can check. ...Read more
Needs to be checked: White or grayish patches inside the mouth is called Leukoplakia or Keratosis.An irritant like a rough tooth, broken denture or chewing tobacco can cause cell overgrowth &cause these patches. Leukoplakia usually is not dangerous, but sometimes can be serius, Most leukoplakia are benign and non cancerous. Some show early sign of cancer.We can not be sure if it ia leukoplakia but I advise get it checked ...Read more
Leukoplakia: White patches can be infectious such as virally related or a fungal infection orwhit patches from hyperkeratosis or even from a dry mouth. If the patches are film like and come off they are likely candida and would respond to antifungals. If they do not come off you should see your doctor or dentist and consider a biopsy, especially if you are a smoker. ...Read more
My inner mouth is whitish pink, there isn't any White patches it just looks whitish pink with really small white lines around what is this ~?
Hi ik a friend that has a rough patch in mouth its normal color but the texture is rough in the left side of the bottom of the mouth what can it be?
Leukoedema, leukopla: Leukoedema is a white patch inside the mouth that can be wiped off with gauze. It is normal and nonpathological. Leukoplakia, on the other hand, is a white patch inside the mouth that cannot be wiped off. It represent tissue change and could be pathological, as it may progress into red color as it grows, develop acanthosis, and carcinoma in situ. ...Read more
White patches inside the mouth can be caused by
Other underlying conditions and Diseses
Common infction are Thrush, bacteria ang viruses
Allrgic reaction to food can cause inflammation, swelling and white patches
Get it checked by your Family Doctor ...Read more
I have too dry patches on each side of my mouth it's getting worse then befor it is getting to the point where it's dis coloring my skin. ... Help!
Hi sir am having some kinda patch inside my mouth on right side. Is this a serious problem cause am worried bout it please let me know. I smoke cgrtte?
YES: However, I would suggest the use of a gentle baby soap. ...Read more
Every time I close my mouth, the place where I have my tooth patch feel hurt. I have just changed the patch 1 years ago.
Tooth patch: Tooth patch is a new term for me. But I suspect that it is a provisional filling. These are not meant to last more than 30 days. Yours has lasted a year. It may hurt as the "patch"' has loosened and may be pinching your gum. Have a definitive restoration place in you tooth...not another patch. ...Read more
My 14 year old brother's tongue is badly covered with black patches. The back of his mouth is covered as well. Is he ok?
Black hairy tongue: Black hairy tongue is a harmless, temporary condition that gives the tongue a dark, furry look, related to a build up of dead skin cells on the surface of the tongue. These get stained by food dyes, medication containing bismuth, such as Pepto Bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) tobacco, as well as bacteria or viruses. If feeling ill, see a doctor, otherwise, gentle brushing of the tongue will help. ...Read more
Sometimes I get reddish/purpleish patches around my mouth, but they disappear after a couple of hours, what could cause this?
Anything: That has such a short life must be possibly an allergic response to something: soap, facial creams, foods, drugs you may take. The best would be to be seen by a dr. When actually those patches come up. Was ur immune system tested well? Do you have dry mouth too? Anybody thought of sjorgen's? ...Read more
I have dark patches around mouth, chin area for several years now. Do I have any deficiency, any home remedies for this? Please adivse.
I have small patches at end of the mouth which becomes wound after scratching and it isn't itchy I would like to know what type of skin problem is it.
Well: That requires an exam suggest do photographs and HealthTap visit for diagnosis and treatment can't really figure it out by text message ...Read more
Ulceloocin Patch: I had never heard of it before. According to a google search it seems to be a product from china that is "indicated for use with all types of ulcers and small wounds of the oral mucosa including canker sores, aphthous ulcers, and injuries such as traumatic ulcers caused by self-biting, braces, and ill-fitting dentures." it would appear it's more of a bandaid covering than anything else. ...Read more
Fungal infection?: Or lots of other possibilities. All white lesions need to be examined and evaluated. Some are easily treated and others require a biopsy for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Should check it out: You may have thrush--a fungal infection and can happen at any age. In infancy, it is common and often of no consequences. In adult, usually there is a cause: med use such as steroid, asthma/copd inhalers, antibiotic use, immunocompromised states such as hiv/aids, cancer/chemotherapy etc...Thrush is not associated with contact dermatitis. It is easily treatable. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
If you are trying to quit and using the nicotine patches and gum will nicotine still show up in a mouth swab?
My bro had bad habits, now he is suufering from red patches inside his mouth which are not going, does it means cancer?
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