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"I have white patch at the two side of my cheek, and it's very difficult to remove, today I tried hot water and salt and little of it removed. I hope it's not something serious"

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    A 23 years year old male asked:
    a year ago
    I have white patch at the two side of my cheek, and it's very difficult to remove, today I tried hot water and salt and little of it removed. I hope it's not something serious
    Dr. Olabisi A answered:
    a year ago
    Hello. Sorry about that. Do you smoke or chew tobacco products? Does it look fluffy or has hair like extensions? Any weight loss or diarrhea? Awaiting your response.
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    A 23 years year old male asked:
    a year ago
    I can not ready your resply it's not opening, don't know what is wrong. if u can resend again will be glad
    Dr. Olabisi A answered:
    a year ago
    Do you smoke or chew tobacco products? Any weight loss or diarrhea? Does the patch look hairy or it is just irregular?
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    A 23 years year old male asked:
    a year ago
    I don't smoke nor chew tobacco, I only drink and am not experiencing any weight loss or diarrhoea. I don't understand what you mean hairy
    Dr. Olabisi A answered:
    a year ago
    If the patch look like hair extensions it is seen mostly in HIV infection associated with EBV. The patch is known as leukoplakia may also be due to human papilloma virus infection which can occur from oral sex or irritation of the tongue from ill fitting dentures. You should see a Doctor for further tests as it is associated with a small incidence, about 3-7%, of becoming cancer. All the best
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    A 23 years year old male asked:
    a year ago
    how do I know if it is hairy so i can understand better and to know the possible treatment
    Dr. Olabisi A answered:
    a year ago
    You will need to see a Doctor. It is probably due to chronic irritation and not HIV since you do not have associated diarrhoea or weight loss. Take care
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