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Leukoplakia?

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 18, 2008
  • 06:49 PM

My 14 year-old son has a film along ONLY the sides of his tongue. It has been there for about a month now. Last week, we went to the doctor (physician's assistant) who gave him a mouthwash for ulcers and to numb the 'pain' (he's really not in pain). We went back Wed night b/c it isn't any better. This time, he said it's Leukoplakia. He literally googled it, went to Wikipedia and showed us what he found -as he's reading about it himself! I could've dont that! It's not nicotine, from smoking, from drinking alcohol, he's not 60 year old + like most of the symptoms/causes. Has anyone had this? I do not believe it's 'hairy tongue' at all. He keeps chewing pieces off and it's getting worse. I made an appt with an oral surgeon for next week but my son is so upset about this. Any advice would be great! Thanks!

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