What causes difficulty in opening mouth wider while addicted to gutkha?
Hello Doctor, This is prashant i have been eating gutkha from past 8-9 yrs and my mouth does not open its like 2 fingers wide but its from past 6 to 7 yrs and previously also my mouth used to open for 2-3 fingers is it sub mucous fibrosis and if it is can u suggest me some test to confirm it and treatment. for ur infor mation right now im in bed from past 2 mnts with d11 d12 and l1 spinal cord fracture.plz guide me.
Hello, Welcome to Healthcare Magic. Sorry to hear about your fracture. Two strategies. In medical care: Pentoxifylline 400 mg 3 times daily Topical hyaluronidase. Every week submucosal intralesional injections or topical application of steroids may help prevent damage. Combination of steroids and topical hyaluronidase shows better long-term results than used alone. In surgery: Split-thickness skin grafting. Just excision of the fibrous bands. Laser fibrotomy, performed under a local anesthesia also helps. Hope this will help. take care...
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