Category: Treatment

Treatment of Leukoplakia

Treatment of Leukoplakia Excision modalities (surgery, laser ablation, cryosurgery) Option to observe lesions diagnosed as benign hyperkeratosis or mild dysplasia Possibly photodynamic therapy Topical cytotoxic drugs (bleomycin) remain experimental. Recurrences common following apparent complete excision Prognosis Guarded Observation with repeat biopsies to be performed Prevention Elimination of tobacco use and heavy alcohol consumption Recurrences may […]

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Treatment of Leukoedema

Treatment of Leukoedema Treatment • None necessary; no relation to dysplasia/carcinoma • Reassurance Prognosis • Excellent  

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Treatment of Hairy Tongue

Treatment of Hairy Tongue  Physical débridement (brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush, 5 to 15 strokes, once or twice daily)  Topical podophyllin (5% in benzoin) followed by débridement  Elimination of cause, if identified Prognosis  Excellent  

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Treatment of Hairy Leukoplakia

Treatment of Hairy Leukoplakia None necessary; predisposing condition to be investigated Can be suppressed with acyclovir for esthetics Antiviral acyclovir Podophyllin resin topically Prognosis May herald human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease in vast majority of cases Also may be present after AIDS is established  

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Treatment of Geographic Tongue

Treatment of Geographic Tongue None, if asymptomatic Topical corticosteroids, if symptomatic Prognosis Excellent No malignant potential May last months to years with periods of remission    

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Treatment of Fordyce’s Granules

Treatment of Fordyce’s Granules • None • Reassurance Prognosis • Excellent

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Treatment of Exfoliative Cheilitis

Treatment of Exfoliative Cheilitis Determination of cause Supportive care Topical or intralesional corticosteroids, including lip ointments/ pomade (hypoallergenic) Topical tacrolimus ointment Prognosis Chronic Psychologic support for factitial cheilitis

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Treatment of Candidiasis

Treatment of Candidiasis Topical or systemic antifungal agents For immunocompromised patients: routine topical agents after control of infection is achieved, usually with systemic azole agents See “Therapeutics” section Correction of predisposing factor, if possible Some cases of chronic candidiasis may require prolonged therapy (weeks to months). Prognosis Excellent in the immunocompetent host

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Treatment of Actinic (Solar) Cheilitis

Treatment of Actinic (Solar) Cheilitis Prevention of further damage with sunscreens blocking longwave ultraviolet A (UVA) and short-wave ultraviolet B (UVB) light Biopsy of clinically suspicious areas CO2 laser vermilionectomy Topical 5-fluorouracil or vermilionectomy for severe disease Excision or resection-reconstruction if malignant transformation has occurred Prognosis  Lifelong follow-up  Up to 10% develop into squamous cell […]

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