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Oral Thrush Questions

I have oral submucous fibrosis. Few days ago I came to know this. I use to take gutka, cigarette, alcohol,weed regularly for 7 years. My mouth opening is about my three fingers presently. I am 5 8" now I leave all the stuff but sometimes bear and cigarette and taking homeopathy treatment. What should I used to do now. Do the bear will affect me or I have chance to cancer? please give me answer. I am too much confused.

Dr. Nikhilesh Borkar 95% (208 ratings)
MBBS, M.S. General Surgery, M.R.C.S. England, M.Ch. Surgical Oncology, DNB Surgical Oncology, FEBS Surgical Oncology, DNB General Surgery, MNAMS, FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, FEBS Breast Surgery, FACS, Fellowship IFHNOS & MSKCC USA, Fellowship in breast and oncplastic Surgery
Oncologist, Mumbai
Oral submucous fibrosis is a premalignant condition which affects the whole mouth. It is caused by consumption of supari and tobacco. The chances of getting oral cancer are almost 19 times if you have submucous fibrosis. The chances are increased in those who continue to consume tobacco, supari or alcohol. Even after quitting the habits, the increased risk of cancer persists for 10-15 years. Furthermore, submucous fibrosis is not known to revert back to normal. If one continues the habits, the chances of getting further fibrosis which leads to trismus and difficulty in mouth opening increases. If trismus occurs, Various treatments like jaw stretching exercises, lycopene, antioxidants, steroid and hyaluronidase injections to surgery with flaps and coronoidectomy have been tried with different levels of success. As you don't have decreased mouth opening at present, no intervention is advisable. Close Clinical observation 6 monthly by a head and neck surgeon or a surgical oncologist is advisable, so that they can detect cancer at an early curative stage. But definitely you have to quit smoking and alcohol as if not only increases the severity of the submucous fibrosis, but also increases the chances of cancer. If you want to discuss further, donot hesitate to contact me directly.
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My mouth opens up very less due to chewing of tobacco and smoking. How it can be cured?

Dr. Swaroop Bhatankar 92% (18 ratings)
MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Thane
My mouth opens up very less due to chewing of tobacco and smoking. How it can be cured?
You may be showing signs of submucosal fibrosis due to tobaco chewing and smoking. Kindly stop years consumption as it may lead to cancer later.
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My mother have a kind of hiple on her tongue When she consult with doctor he said it is because of continuous contact of your tongue with your sharp teeth. And now it is on another place on tongue on same side.

Dr. Yasmin Asma Zohara 91% (24548 ratings)
MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My mother have a kind of hiple on her tongue When she consult with doctor he said it is because of continuous contact...
It might be due to either sharp teeth or larger tongue. Kindly consult a dentist and undergo coronoplasty.
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My mouth got burnt by taking hot food, can hiv transmit through the burnt wound by taking food which has accidental blood spill over it. Incase the blood has hiv in it.

Dr. Ketan Ranpariya 95% (2896 ratings)
MBBS, PG Diploma (HIV Medicines)
HIV Specialist, Surat
My mouth got burnt by taking hot food, can hiv transmit through the burnt wound by taking food which has accidental b...
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My mother tongue is excessively going dry for the past few months. She complained of her tongue keep getting dry?

Dr. Ishpreet Kaur 91% (39 ratings)
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Gurgaon
My mother tongue is excessively going dry for the past few months. She complained of her tongue keep getting dry?
If patient uses any hypertensive medications .wirh time dry mouth problems occur. Stop using tongue cleaners And increase the amounf of water intake and there are some saliva I ducing chewing gums in market you can use that too.
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I am 29 year old. I am having mouth ulcer (hard palate) from past 7 days. Initial 3 days it pained like anything, I couldn't even able to eat and Drink, know also it pains but can be tolerated Size of ulcer is about 5 mm. Also I am using Tess ointment once a day. I fear weather it is not cancerous. Could not concentrate because of it.

Dr. Pankaj Rao 90% (139 ratings)
B.D.S, M.D.S Endodontist
Dentist, Delhi
Hi, ulcer is not always cancerous. It may be due to trauma, vitamin deficiency, stress, sharp tooth, etc. So don't get stressed. Drink more water. Apply Dologel ct thrice daily.
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My tongue is sore so it is pain and some patches are there swelling is there. Burning sensation is there. So painful please suggest any medicine.

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 91% (3640 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Ur having ulcer in tongue i think,,u need to apply honey over there,,with this u need proper homoeopathic treatment
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I got leukoplakia on both sides of cheeks. It is due to smoking tobacco and cheek biting. I removed all 4 wisdom tooth and stopped smoking and tobacco two months before. Dr. gave me multivitamin but it is not regressing much. My biopsy report hyperplastic squamous epithelium no dysplasia and malignancy seen. Should I go for surgical procedure to remove it. Very tensed .we're in Pune can I go for surgical removal. Will it turn into cancer. Pls advice. How much time will it take to regress.

Dr. Nikhilesh Borkar 95% (208 ratings)
MBBS, M.S. General Surgery, M.R.C.S. England, M.Ch. Surgical Oncology, DNB Surgical Oncology, FEBS Surgical Oncology, DNB General Surgery, MNAMS, FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, FEBS Breast Surgery, FACS, Fellowship IFHNOS & MSKCC USA, Fellowship in breast and oncplastic Surgery
Oncologist, Mumbai
Leukoplakia usually take a long time to regress after quitting tobacco chewing. Even though the Biopsy is reported as hyperplastic squamous epithelium without dyplasia, I would like to see the same to make sure it is not suspicious clinically. On a few occasions after seeing the lesion, we advise for removal of the lesion, if clinically suspicious despite Biopsy being negative as some times there may be cancer in areas other than where Biopsy was taken or chances of developing cancer in future.
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My mouth is less opening from 20 years due to habit of gutkha, now mouth space is constant. I avert the habit of gutkha. Is it possible to increase mouth space. Inner skin is also stiff.

Dr. Ishpreet Kaur 91% (39 ratings)
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hi Mr. lybrate-user. Please increase the amount of water intake and do various wide mouth opening exercises. It will take time.
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I have leukoplakia on both sides of cheeks. i was addicted to tobacco and smoking now since two months I left tobacco and smoking. I am taking antioxidant and multivitamin a to z. The patch on one side has become less but it's still there. My biopsy report hyperplastic squamous epithelium with no dysplasia and malignancy seen. How much time it takes for leukoplakia to go can it be removed surgically. Pls advice.

Dr. Shreyas Pendharkar 92% (430 ratings)
Observer Cum Fellowship, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
Yes, lukoplakia can be removed surgically. But, lukoplakia is a precancerous condition & despite stopping tobacco use & multivitamins, you will always have slightly high risk of developing oral cancer As such there is no timeline for lukoplakia to disappear. But keep using multivitamins, I'll advocate tab zincovit as multivitamin of choice for you Good luck.
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