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White patch 2 cms away from my angle of mouth. What can it be ?

dear sir, my name is aishwarya iam 20 years old . i have a small white patch 2 cms away from my angle of mouth. what can it be? and one of my friend had taenia , she used my towel so iam scared of it will that infection spread by usage of common towels?
Asked On : Mon, 18 Jul 2011
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The white patch could be many things. Most likely it is not a parasite like a tapeworm. It is more likely to be a wound from trauma Or fungal/bacterial/viral infection. If it heals within 2 weeks and does not recur or spread, then you are in the clear. If it recurs/spreads/remains over 2weeks, then have a dentist or oral surgeon consult. First off, does it wipe off; if so, then it may be associated with a fungal or yeast build up/infection. Next, if it does not wipe off; then it may be viral/bacterial or trauma. The main option is get a dentist to look at it if it lasts longer than 2 weeks.
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