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Ex smoker. Black marks inside cheek. May I know the reason for this? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 16-Oct-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
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Doctor:please proceed with your query
User:hello Doctor
User:I am an ex smoker (last 1 year no smoke)
Doctor:please proceed further
User:I have small black marks inside cheeck in outh for which i consulted ENT specialist in Fortis and he said this is due to smoke irritation and nothing to worry
Doctor:yes, this is due to smoke irritation
User:it ll be there permenently .. like that he said. pigmentation and small lesions
Doctor:infact due to tobacco accumulation there
Doctor:they are permanent
User:then now in the left side below the toungue there is some sticky surface
User:this is also same releated to that?
Doctor:Is it white in colour?
Doctor:then nothing to worry
User:same toungue colour but i feel some sticky surface and in night i feel no saliva in that surface below toungue and it is sticked to floor
Doctor:It is the same related to that
Doctor:Nothing to worry
Doctor:This is not serious
User:if it is white then?
Doctor:it is probably a fungal infection
User:but this sticky surface was not earlier... it only started recently a month ot two months ago.
Doctor:I am sorry
Doctor:without getting a chance to examine it, I am unable to comment specifically
User:ok will you visit XXXXXXX facility by chance?
Doctor:Yes, we do have XXXXXXX visits
Doctor:One of our doctors definitely visits there
Doctor:You could show yourself up there
Doctor:You would benefit from it
User:yeah i think there is dentist available here tomoro can i check with him?
Doctor:why not
User:ok thanks a lot doctor
Doctor:the dentist can help you as well
Doctor:Thank you too
User:bye, thank you...
Doctor:take care
User:thanks a lot
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