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How to Treat Leukoplakia
Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. Treatment options include:
- Removing the irritant-Quitting smoking or correcting dental problems often takes care of the problem.
- Removing patches-If the problem persists, or if signs of cancer are present, your dentist or doctor may need to remove patches of leukoplakia.
- Taking medicine-For hairy leukoplakia, the doctor may prescribe antiviral medicines. These include valacyclovir and famciclovir. Or, the doctor may prescribe a topical solution, such as podophyllum resin.
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