White spots in the mouth (cheek, tongue, lips, gums) are termed leukoplakia. These can vary in thickness or look like white patches on the inside surfaces of the mouth. White spots or patches can occur for several reasons, such as repeated irritation or injury to the area. However, these could also indicate precancerous lesions or cancer.
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I am experiencing dry mouth and white spots on my tongue. Which medications would help me get rid of it?
Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing a dry mouth and white spots on my tongue. Could you please suggest me a medication? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The dryness of your tongue could be due to a deficiency of vitamins, or it could just be dehydration. Sometimes variations in blood sugar can also cause dryness of the tongue. If you are not drinking sufficient water, I suggest that you dr... Read Full »
I am anemic, have a sunlight allergy, and suffer from white spots along with itching near my eye. What should I do?
Query: Hi doctor, I am getting some white spots and mild itching near my eye area. I am allergic to sunlight. I have low hemoglobin and I am anemic. Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.comI hope you are doing well.I have gone through the information from your end, and I do understand your concern.I would like to know a few more details regarding the same,1. Have you had a similar condition in the past?2. Any family history of a similar condition?3. Are any... Read Full »
I am HPV positive, with white bumps on my penis that are not causing any symptoms. I want to know if it is a bacterial infection or syphilis.
Query: Hi doctor,I have been prescribed Fucidic acid for the white spots that appeared on my penis. They do not cause pain, and the bumps are large. No itchiness on the bumps. I have not applied Fusidic acid yet. No pain in urination. I am HPV positive (variant 56). I want to get a second opinion. I hope i... Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This seems to be a warty lesion. It is small and might grow bigger. This is HPV (human papillomavirus). From time to time, warty lesions can form and can be treated by a local application of salicylic acid 1 %. You can get it from any pharmacy. Apply it twice daily till... Read Full »
My brother's daughter has white spots around the eyes. Kindly suggest the treatment options.
Query: Hi doctor, My brother's daughter is eight months old and has had small white spots around her eyes for the last four months. Please suggest treatment options. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From the image attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), I would like to suggest the following: 1. Hydrocortisone topical 0.127 % cream, mixed with a moisturizer containing aloe vera, honey, and tea tree extract, is ap... Read Full »
The white spots on my neck, which are present since last summer, are increasing now. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I have had some white spots on my neck since last summer, but they are increasing now. Kindly tell me what this is. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I understand your concern. After reviewing the history and viewing the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity)provided, it is tinea versicolor (pityriasis versicolor). It is a fungal infection that mostly appears as white patches on skin around ... Read Full »
I have had a white-yellowish spot in my throat for six weeks and have developed a sore throat now. Should I be concerned?
Query: Hi doctor,I noticed a white-yellowish spot on my left tonsil about six weeks ago. There was no pain until a week ago, but now I experience a mild sore throat. I am not sure if it is related but just wondering if the spot is something I should be worried about. Also, I have always had large tonsils. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I see a whitish bump on your left tonsil near its upper pole, and it seems to be a small collection of pus in the crypts of your tonsil (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It happens when there ... Read Full »
I recovered from white bumps on the lip but got multiple tiny grouped bumps. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I had bumps on my lips at first. They were white and went away, but now the bumps are back, but they are little on my lips in multiple places grouped up and not white. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the history provided, the bumps may be Fordyce spots. Fordyce spots are basically skin-colored or white tiny bumps seen on lips, genitals, and other mucosal areas, which are harmless and require no treatment. On the lips, they appear commonly due to the excess s... Read Full »
Could the recurring white spots on my face be due to sunburns or excessive sugars?
Query: Hi doctor, I have had white spots all over my face for the last 20 days, and it recovers on its own. I do not know the exact cause, but can it be due to sunburn or a high intake of sugary foods? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I think you have PMLE (polymorphic light eruption), which is only a kind of sun allergy. It is more common in summers. I would suggest some medicines for ten days and follow back. 1. Tacroz forte (Tacrolimus) 0.3 percent cream apply twice ... Read Full »
I noticed a white spot on my cheek mucosa. Can it be a oral cancer?
Query: Hi doctor,I noticed the side of my cheek started hurting two days ago, and I got scared today when I looked carefully back there and noticed this white spot. Please see the attached photo. I looked it up online, and they trained about oral cancer. What do you think it is? Please see the attached pic... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) you have enclosed. It looks like an inflamed, red and white lesion of the cheek mucosa near the molars, but definitely, some lesions may be precancerous rather than cancerous, like ... Read Full »
I have white spot-like hypopigmentation on my neck. May I know what is causing it?
Query: Hi doctor, I noticed a small white spot on my neck, almost like hypopigmentation, but I am not positive. I am a 23-years-old male with no health issues. Please help, doctor. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since when are you having this issue? Is it itchy? Is it increasing in size? Are any other areas involved? Kindly help me with a brief history for diagnosis. Thank you. Read Full »