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White Spots In Mouth (Overview)

White spots in the mouth are often caused by a yeast (Candida) infection called oral thrush.


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Please tell me what causes white spots in the mouth besides cancer?

Please tell me what causes white spots in the mouth besides cancer?

Lot of Things: Simply eating white food can cause white spots. Fungal infections can cause white spots. Very small white spots can be normal. One of the more concerning causes of white spots though is "leukoplakia." these white spots can turn into cancer. ...Read more

White Spots In Mouth (Overview)

White spots in the mouth are often caused by a yeast (Candida) infection called oral thrush.


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Do the white spots in my baby’s mouth mean he has thrush?

Do the white spots in my baby’s mouth mean he has thrush?

Maybe...: ...Thrush typically comes on the inside of the cheek, edge (not top) of the tongue, and inside of the lips and gums. It also does not come off with gentle rubbing. If that's what you see, thrush is likely. Fortunately, it's usually easily treatable, and not dangerous except in children seriously ill to begin with. ...Read more

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White spots in mouth? What are they?

White spots in mouth? What are they?

A few possibilities: Possibly thrush or yeast infection or a viral infection causing ulcers or canker sores/cold sores. Difficult to tell without looking at it directly to be sure if it persists or worsens see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of white spots on your skin?

What is the best way to get rid of white spots on your skin?

That depends...: ...On what is causing them. If you have a skin fungus such as tinea versicolor, an antifungal treatment will do the trick. If you have a skin conditon such as vitiligo there is no cure but a dermatologist may help slow down the pigment loss. ...Read more

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White spots in mouth? What are they?

A few possibilities: Possibly thrush or yeast infection or a viral infection causing ulcers or canker sores/cold sores. Difficult to tell without looking at it directly to be sure if it persists or worsens see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do i have light white spots inside mouth but they dont hurt ?

Fordyce spots: May be Fordyce spots which are small sebaceous glands in the mucosa of your mouth. However other causes such as infection are possible. If you smoke, stop! See your physician with concerns for a first hand examination. ...Read more

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My daughter has white spots in mouth?

My daughter has white spots in mouth?

Could be something: This may be something or not. Kids get white patches on their tongue sometime from drinking milk. They can get a fungal infection on their gums, they can have whit spots from various infections. If the kid is doing fine,playful with normal feeding habits it is probably nothing.If the kid is acting sick, it is worth checking out. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has white spots in mouth?

My 3 year old has white spots in mouth?

Candida is possible: If using an inhaled steroid, if he has a fever , may be a viral stomatitis, let your pediatrician take a look, but probably not serious. ...Read more

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White spots in mouth are cancer, right?

White spots in mouth are cancer, right?

Usually not: There are many causes of white spots in the mouth and most of them are not cancer. It is not possible to say if the spots you have are cancer or not, without examination and if indicated by a biopsy sent to a pathologist for microscopic study. ...Read more

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Bad breath, occasional white spots in mouth. Wassup?

Bad breath, occasional white spots in mouth. Wassup?

Oral thrush: Signs of lowered immunity causing fungal infection - need medical rx with magic mouth wash #2 which has nystatin, calamine, benedryl and lidocaine. ...Read more

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White spots around mouth and red around the spots no ichy or anything how to remove getting them more and more tryed to squeeze them but didn't work ?

White spots around mouth and red around the spots no ichy or anything how to remove getting them more and more tryed to squeeze them but didn't work ?

White spots: Your need to see a dermatologist to have the rash evaluated. White spots developing around the mouth could be a depigmenting disease such as vitiligo. Appropriate treatment will depend on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Swollen all over, racing heart, white spots in mouth. What is it?

Swollen all over, racing heart, white spots in mouth. What is it?

Probabably Viral: There are a few possiblities here including coxsackie , measles - if not vaccinated or other viral infections. The racing hart could be due to fever or inflammation of heart as well. You should see your doctor soon to get this checked out. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes white spots in the mouth besides cancer?

Lot of Things: Simply eating white food can cause white spots. Fungal infections can cause white spots. Very small white spots can be normal. One of the more concerning causes of white spots though is "leukoplakia." these white spots can turn into cancer. ...Read more

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I have white spots inside my mouth in both cheeks. They don't hurt or bother me. Could it be aids?

I have white spots inside my mouth in both cheeks. They don't hurt or bother me. Could it be aids?

You need to be check: There are many white lesions(spots) that can be pre-cancerous. You need to have these checked out. There has been an increase in oral cancers in younger indivivduals caused by the human papilloma virus hpv that is transmitted by sexual means. ...Read more

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What can cause a yellow tongue and white spots in the mouth?

What can cause a yellow tongue and white spots in the mouth?

See a dentist: A yellow tongue and white spots in the mouth caused by oral thrush, leukoplakia, oral lichen planus, canker sores, etc. Some may require further assessment, tests and your Dentist may book a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more

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I have white spots in my mouth what type of doctor i will have to visit?

I have white spots in my mouth what type of doctor i will have to visit?

Depends: White spots can be leukoplakia, fungal infection, pus or a response to an irritant. Do the spots come off? Where are they on the mouth? Do you smoke or chew tobacco? You can see a dentist or a primary care doc for starters. It may need a biopsy. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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