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Purplish discoloration and dryness on inner jaw. What could this be?

Jun 2015
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i have purplish discoloration and dryness on inner jaw
Posted Wed, 6 Nov 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Polash Sannigrahi 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Kindly provide details & attach a picture

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for your query.

Regarding the purplish discolouration & dryness on inner jaw, kindly let us know about the following:

1. Since how many days it is present?
2. Any episode of recent acute illness?
3. Any history of injury or trauma to the jaw or head and neck region?
4. Presence of such discolouration in other parts of the body?
5. Is there is significant past history of systemic disease like Diabetes, Hypertension, Thyroid disorder, etc. ?
6. Any recent history of Stress, inadequate hydration, improper nutrition & lack of sleep?
7. Habit of smoking or alcohol consumption?
8. Any other associated features like pain, numbness, dizziness, visual disturbances, nausea, etc.?
9. Any history of prolonged intake of certain medications?

A knowledge of the above mentioned questions will be helpful for us to understand your concern better & formulate an appropriate management plan.

If possible, kindly upload a picture of the purplish discoloration you have mentioned in your post. You have a feature for the same on the right side of this query page for the same.

Hoping to hear from you soon.
Take care.
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