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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?

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

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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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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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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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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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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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