Leukoplakia Treatment

Can this condition be treated? What Leukoplakia treatment options are available? Learn more below about the current treatments available to patients.


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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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What It Is
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Leukoplakia Causes
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Leukoplakia Risk Factors
Risk Factors
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Leukoplakia Diagnosis
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Leukoplakia Symptoms
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Leukoplakia Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Leukoplakia
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Leukoplakia Medications
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Leukoplakia Prevention
How can you prevent Leukoplakia? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Leukoplakia Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Leukoplakia treatment options are available?
Leukoplakia Care
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