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Soreness inside left lip, white area in middle of lower teeth, inside out left lower lip. History of chewing nicotine gum, using nicotine patch. Help

A few days ago, I noticed my left lip inside was very sore. The next day, I noticed this in my right lip but a little smaller. When I looked inside my mouth, I saw some off white area and a right spot in the middle of my lower teeth. I went to the doctor and they were not sure what it was and have made an appointment for me to see a specialist. My left lower lip is sort of inside out. Do you know what this can me? I have no allergies that I know of. I chewed nicotine gum for about 10 years (havfewe a problem getting off nicotine, but am now using nicotine patch which is working pretty. I quit nicotine once before and got through the use of patches.
Wed, 21 Aug 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
it can be lichen planus,lucoplakia fungal infections
it can only be diagnosed by clinical history and physical examintation
better wait to get diagnosed by the specialist as the treatment can only be stated after correct diagnosis
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello,

Welcome to health caremagic forum.

The white patch on lower lip may be of leukoplakia lesion occurred due to prolonged use of nicotine gum.

I would suggest you to discontinue the habit of nicotine gum chewing.

Vitamin A supplements as well as chemotherapeutic agents has to be administered.

A biopsy of the lesion will help to rule out the nature of lesion.

Meanwhile,take plenty of fluids as well as nutritious diet.

Maintain oral hygiene well.

Hope this helps.
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