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What Causes Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

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hairy tongue or oral hairy leukoplakia

A few months ago my dentist told me I have hairy tongue probably caused by cigarette smoking? Is this the same as oral hairy leukoplakia?...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Oral hairy leukoplakia is a condition associated with the Epstein Barr Virus that normally presents on the lateral borders of the tongue. It is actually not "hairy" in appearance, but presents as a white, corrugated, possibly striated... Read more »

Question #1: Oral Hairy LeukoplakiaQuestion #2: Symptoms of Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

Question 1:Have you seen any documentation of Oral Hairy Leukoplakia in people with HIVprimary... Read more »

oral hairy leukoplakia

Dr. Bob,Is there any tratment for OHL? My doc says no. Should I come to The Frascino Medical Group... Read more »
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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

Table of Contents What Are Fungal Infections? Candidiasis (Includes Yeast Infections and Thrush) Cryptococcal Meningitis Histoplasmosis Aspergillosis Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) Conclusion What Are Fungal Infections? A... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cancer-Causing Virus Found More Often

Few studies have established a causal link between oral sex and human papillomavirus-related head and neck cancers, although several recent U.S. and European studies have noted an increase in such cancers. Oral sex is one means by which HPV can be... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction People who are HIV positive face many challenges, including oral health problems. While most oral health problems are no different from the problems faced by people who are HIV-negative, there are some distinct differences. Further,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Virus That Causes Genital Warts Linked to Oral Cancer: Study

A new study suggests human papillomavirus (HPV) could be behind a rise in oropharyngeal (head and neck) squamous cell cancer cases in the United States and in some northern European countries, and that changing sexual behaviors could be the reason. ... Read more »
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Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by hello123, 2 Replies
Well it has been a while since I last posted in here. After testing negative 5 years post exposure I started to move on with my life. My bf (who I have been with for 4 1/2 years) has also tested negative about 5 months ago. Well..my bf was just... Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know when hairy leukoplakia appears if someone gets infected ? - The back of my tongue is white and,after having seen a doctor, he told me that it was not a fungal infection.
Thank you for the answer, I am very scary.

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hairy leukoplakia

Posted by midman13, 1 Reply
is hairy leukoplakia easy to diagnose because i have some corrugation on the sides of my tongue but it is not white. Is this normal or should i be worried because i also had some swollen lymph nodes and my girlfriend has had 2 yeast infections... Read more »

ORAL HAIRY LEUKOPLAKIA

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i am sure i have ohl. oral hairy luekoplakia. i have had a tounge problem now for at least 3 months. i read and read about possible problems, went to the dr. not thrush! seems to resolve on it's own but comes back. affects my inner cheecks too.... Read more »