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Who Is At Risk For Leukoplakia

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oral hairy leukoplakia or oral ulcer??

Hi doctor...I have been fairly worried after a lowish risk encounter.About the month after the encounter I got what felt like a tiny absolutely painless pimple on the inside of my cheek. It was gone within a day. About 3 days later I got the exact...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
What you have described does not sound with like Oral Hairy Leukoplakia (OHL) or an oral ulcer. OHL presents as a white, corrugated lesion on the lateral border of the tongue which will not wipe away. Oral ulcers or aphthous ulcers usually present... Read more »

Shape of Hairy Leukoplakia

Hello, Dr. Reznik,I have a question regarding the *shape* of HIV-associated hairy leukoplakia... Read more »

leukoplakia

I have a white film running along the side of my tongue, thick in the back on one side, I believe... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Sanguinaria

Sanguinaria canadensis is commonly called bloodroot. It is a powerful medicinal herb used by Aboriginal healers in North America and was traditionally used to treat respiratory infections, primarily by the Iroquois and Cherokee peoples. It's now... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Oral Health and HIV

Introduction Oral Health and People With HIV Common Oral Conditions Conditions Found More Often in People With HIV Conditions Found Primarily in People With HIV Conclusion Selected Sources Introduction Most oral health problems can... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and the Mouth

How Does HIV Affect the Mouth? Don't Ignore Mouth Problems! What Are the Signs of HIV in the Mouth? The Bottom Line How Does HIV Affect the Mouth? In the early years of the HIV epidemic, dentists were often the first health... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Smoking Tobacco and HIV

If you have HIV or AIDS and smoke cigarettes, you put extra stress on your body. Smoking weakens your immune system, making it harder to fight off deadly infections like fungal thrush, oral hairy leukoplakia (caused by the Epstein-Barre virus), as... Read more »
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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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oral hairy leukoplakia - i hate Google! lol

Posted by pringles
Hey I feel kind of stupid for even asking this as I feel I'm only worried because FREAKIN Google'ing symptoms but I am so worried I have to. I noticed a small white patch on the side of the tongue, right near the back, it is pretty small and its... Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone tell me how long it takes from the first presentation of hairy leukoplakia to the time it becomes very distinct? Weeks, months, years?

Also, does it become more and less visible on a daily basis? Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I developed hairy leukoplakia on one side of my tongue around chritmas time. It is still there. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how long after you get this you have to go on meds. My t-cells were 450 in October. Vl undetectable w/o meds.... Read more »