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Tobacco addict, frequently get acidity, have difficulty in opening the mouth properly. Medicines?

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My mouth is not open properly from last 2 months, i am in habit of chewing tobacco and have regular acidity, i consult a ENT
Now Please Suggest any medicine, which type of doctor i should contact,
Please advice me what should i do.

Posted Sat, 15 Jun 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Monika Choudhary 1 hour later
Welome to XXXXXXX
The poor mouth opening with a history of chewing tobacco is a warning
You may be having the initial stage of submucal fibrosis which limits the bite and
also causes intolerable feel for spicy foods.
It may be a precancerous condition and you should immediately stop tobacco
and you should consult an ENT doctor of your locality as soon as possible for a close look and to decide furtber action accordingly.
I hope the advise would be helpful for you.
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Dr. XXXXXXX Choudhary
Please suggest any medicine for it.
Presently i am taking - TRINERGIC - L & UGESIC

Any general/ specific suggestion for it
Answered by Dr. Monika Choudhary 24 hours later
Welcome back.
As I told you earlier ENT doctor must be consulted.
Quit all forms of tobacco otherwise nothing will work.
Tab. Supradyn twice a day for 6month is recommended.
Local application of Glycerin thrice a day will be helpful.
Other treatments would depend on local conditions and will be decided by
the local clinician .
I hope that answers your query.
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