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I am 30 years old male and I used to chew tobacco frequently from last 3-4 years and from last 2 years I was feeling little bit burning in my mouth while taking hot and spicy food. Now I left this bad habit but still I am facing the same problem. I can see something like sore on the both cheeks and also feel some sensation in my tongue when I eat any spicy food. Please suggest what to do as I am very disturbed and afraid to checkup because of fear of oral cancer.

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Dear Lybrate user, there is nothing to be afraid of. You've been brave enough to leave the habit, now you have to take care of your oral health. The symptoms that you're experiencing point toward a condition encountered often by tobacco chewers. Apart from the burning sensation while consuming hot or spicy food, it also affects your mouth opening. The inside of cheeks becomes hardened and leathery. But it is curable if treatment is initiated well in time. There are creams, ointments, vitamin supplements as well as injections available for the treatment. You have to visit your local dentist for the same. Modify your diet, consume more fluids, salads, fruits and vegetables. You may take vitamin C supplements but it is very important to start the treatment or the condition would worsen.
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Hi lybrate-user! What you are facing is a very common problem in people taking tobacco. You need to get a proper oral examination done as soon a a possible to rule out chances of cancer. There are medicines for the same which may be prescribed only after seeing. And first thing. Leave tobacco.
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Plz don't get tension. According to your symptoms primarily it seen pre malignant lesions ,it is not any malignant lesion, you take antioxidant containing lycopene ,don't eat any spice foods ,for further check up you concern to near dentist.
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Leaving tobacco chewing is a tough decision. But it's good you left this habit at a right time. Don't worry, avoid very hot and spicy food, it's best to consume fruits salads and plenty of liquids in your diet. Get an oral checkup done.
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As you have stopped the tobacco... The mouth will take time to recover and heal... You may take homoeopathic medicine Nux vomica 30 TDs for 1 week.
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