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Have white stuff inside mouth in cheeks and noticed peeling skin. What could it be?

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I have white stuff inside my mouth in my cheeks and skin is peeling off what could it be
Posted Tue, 20 Nov 2012 in Dental Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Gunjan Gupta 9 hours later
Hello,

Thanks for writing in.

Please provide the following details too:
1. Since when are you having the white patches?
2. Is it painful?
3. Have you tried any medications?
3. Any habits like smoking, tobacco chewing?

White stuff in the mouth is associated with:
- Fungal infection.
- Bruise
- Trauma or injury.
- Lichen planus.
- Leukoplakia.

Careful examination of the lesion is needed to narrow down the possibilities. I will suggest you to visit an oral surgeon in your locality whenever possible.

In the interim, you may take Vitamin B complex pills once a day (if you haven't started yet) and use soft bristle tooth brush.

Hope this information is useful. If you have further doubt, feel free to ask.

Take Care.
Dr. Gunjan Gupta
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Follow-up: Have white stuff inside mouth in cheeks and noticed peeling skin. What could it be? 10 hours later
I've had it for three weeks now and I recently started using a mouth wash that has a burning sensation but makes them feel dry. I dnt have any pain and I do not smoke. Any suggestions on tooth paste and mouth wash.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Gunjan Gupta 14 hours later
Hello,
Thanks for writing again.
First of all, I will suggest you do not use that mouthwash.

Secondly in the mean time you can follow few steps-

1.Maintain good oral hygiene.

2.Avoid mouthwash or spray.

3.Limit the amount of sugar and yeast containing food.

4.Regular and careful dental examination till the lesion will resolve.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you have any more questions.

Take Care.

Dr. Gunjan Gupta
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