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My gum turns black due to tobacco usage. Is this a serious issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I was chewing tobacco for the past few years. And I stopped it forever. But sometimes I have a little throbbing on my gums. And the color of my gums changed to black. Is this any serious disease?  Read Full »


Dr. Disha Kandi Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist, Naturopathy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good that you stopped chewing tobacco. For how many years you had a habit of tobacco chewing? And what was the frequency? At what site you used to keep the tobacco? Does the change of color of your gums is limited or it is generalized? Do you have any burning s...  Read Full »

Can tobacco chewing cause difficulty in mouth opening?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from mouth problem. My mouth does not open fully. I used to chew tobacco before. So how can I get rid of the disease?  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Arora

Dentist, Oral Implantologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your query and presentation of symptoms of reduced mouth opening can be due to most common reason that is oral submucous fibrosis in which there is a formation of thick fibrous bands below the mucosa of cheeks and lips leading to stiffening and difficulty in mouth ...  Read Full »

Will leaving tobacco chewing cure oral fibrosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a patient of oral fibrosis. Is it curable or not? And leaving tobacco is how much helpful?  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurav Pandey

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Oral submucous fibrosis is a common premalignant condition. Main causes are tobacco-gutkha, beetle nut. In this condition the most important thing is to stop the habit immediately. There are many treatment therapies available like steroids, vitamin therapy, an oral e...  Read Full »

Is flavored hookah injurious to our health?

Query: Hello doctor,Is flavored hookah injurious for our health or not? Please suggest me.   Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is injurious to health. However, it is considered less injurious than direct smoking, but still, it can cause all the harmful effects as that of smoking. So if you are concerned regarding health, then it should be avoided. For more information consult an in...  Read Full »

Can chewing tobacco reduce mouth opening?

Query: Hi doctor, I can barely open my mouth up to three fingers space. Is it bad or normal? I have never noticed this before, only recently I happen to see this. I chew tobacco. Is that causing it? Is it serious?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashish Jayanand Chandwadkar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem is very common amongst regular tobacco chewers. Tobacco, beetle nuts, etc., especially when mixed with limestone, damages the mouth walls on the sides if it is frequently placed. This frequent injury and healing process forms scar tissue of fibroblasts origi...  Read Full »

Can diabetes make my hands itchy and numb?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from anxiety and depression from past few years. I took various antidepressants. Now I am taking Vilazodone, one tablet in the morning and Lonazep 0.25 mg from last ten days. But I am having breathlessness and palpitations when I do any small physical activity and irrit...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to know that despite the best efforts you are not responding with current antidepressants and there are active symptoms. I suggest the following treatment given a diagnosis of diabetes with depression. Tablet Duloxetine (Duzela M) 30 mg in the morning and 30...  Read Full »

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