It affects mostly adults and occurs rarely in children.
This disease could also be a result of an allergic reaction to certain medicines. Some medicines that can trigger this disease include beta blockers, drugs for high blood pressure, painkillers, diabetic medications and penicillamine.
- White patches on the mouth- especially the inside cheeks and tongue
- Mild roughness of the oral lining
- Redness and soreness in the mouth
- Blisters can occur rarely
biopsy involves removal of a small piece of tissue from the mouth.
Local anaesthesia is given before taking out the tissue. This tissue is carefully examined by an expert to study the presence of the disease.
In some cases, immunosuppressants may be used. Corticosteroid or other similar tablets may be prescribed in rare cases.
However, you can exercise certain precautions to keep the problem at bay. Some of these precautionary measures include:
- Avoid smoking as harmful chemicals can deter the overall health
- Limit your consumption of alcohol
- Eat a healthy and well balanced diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables
- Clean your teeth on a regular basis, with the help of a fluoride toothpaste
- Get your teeth and gums checked by a dentist on a regular basis. So, if at all there are any changes in the inner lining of the mouth, they can be diagnosed at an early stage.