Leukoplakia / Leukoplasia / Smoker's patch / Smoker's tongue / Hairy Leukoplakia / Smoker’s Keratosis

Homeopathic treatment

Before delving into homeopathic treatment let us first discuss the conventional or allopathic treatment available.

For leukoplakia or leukoplasia the only treatment in the conventional / allopathic treatment is the surgical removal of the lesion. But even after the surgical removal there are chances of recurrence of the problem. Also in my experience I have seen that the problem actually increases after the surgical excision.

A chance of developing cancer from leukoplakia also remains the same after the surgical removal of the lesion.

In contrast small doses of homeopathic medicines not only gradually remove the lesion but also reduce the risk of developing cancer and recurrence of lesions.

Homeopathic medicines target the altered immunity of the body and bring it back to normalcy over a period of time. Remedies help in slowing down the progress of the disease and the development of complications. The treatment helps in improving the immunity so that the patient does not face frequent relapses.

The treatment also improves mental and physical state of the patient, and alter the hereditary predisposition to the disease.

The remedies help in resolution of the existing lesions as far as possible and controls the further spread of the lesions.

Homeopathic medicines being completely safe and free from side-effects, can be taken by the patients without any worry of experiencing adverse reactions - they are also non habit forming.

The homeopathy approach is a natural way to help the body by supporting the body's own process of healing. It involves the use of extremely diluted natural substances to heal the body through the release of vital energy.

Homeopathy believes that skin disorders are to be treated from within. A well-prescribed treatment not only takes care of leukoplakia or leukoplasia but also treats as a whole and improves general health as well.

How homoeopathy helps

  • It slowly removes the lesion of leukoplakia as far as possible. The lesions decrease in size slowly and steadily.
  • Remedies help in the proper absorption of various nutrients which are required for healthy oral cavity by improving the disturbed digestion.
  • Medicines prevent the further development of the lesions by treating the problem from its root.
  • The treatment eradicates the chances of lesions developing into cancer and also controls and treats the initial stages of the cancerous lesions.

There are 9 homeopathy medicines which give great relief. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the doctor. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient. Thus remedies of leukoplakia or leukoplasia are designer made unlike allopathy in which all patients receive the same surgery or drugs although trade name may be different.

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What is leukoplakia or leukoplasia

Leukoplakia or leukoplasia is a condition characterized by white spots or patches on mucous membranes, especially of the mouth and vulva.

It is a condition in which thickened, white patches are formed on your gums, on the inside of your cheeks, the bottom of your mouth and sometimes on your tongue. These patches can't easily be scraped off.

It can sometimes be serious. Although most patches are benign, a small percentage show early signs of cancer, and many cancers of the mouth occur next to areas of leukoplakia.

Leukoplakia is quiet prevalent in elderly with poor immune system and those who are in habit of taking alcohol, tobacco chewing or tobacco smoking. Age group affected is usually 50-70 years.


Leukoplakia or leukoplasia is caused by some sort of mouth irritation; majority of cases linked to use of:

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco

Any chronic irritant, especially smokeless tobacco, may be a cause for white tongue or mouth patches.

Active Epstein-Barr virus infection can lead to hairy leukoplakia. Those with HIV or AIDS are especially vulnerable, and these hairy white patches can be your first sign of HIV infection.

Signs & symptoms

The most common symptoms of leukoplakia are painless, fuzzy white patches on the side of the tongue.

The skin lesions tend to have the following characteristics:

  • Location of the lesions
    • Usually on the tongue
    • May be on the inside of the cheeks
    • In females, occasionally on the genitals
  • Color of the lesions
    • Usually white or gray
    • May be red (called erythroplakia, a condition that can lead to cancer)
  • Texture of the lesions
    • Thick
    • Slightly raised and hard surface (leathery feel)


Most often, your dentist diagnoses leukoplakia by examining the patches in your mouth and ruling out other possible causes for your signs and symptoms. To help ensure that no early signs of cancer exist, your dentist may remove a tissue sample (biopsy) for analysis. This can involve either removing the entire lesion (excisional biopsy), or a portion of the lesion, removing cells from the leukoplakic patches with a small, spinning brush (oral brush biopsy).

Risk factors

Tobacco use puts you at high risk of oral cancer as well as leukoplakia, and drinking alcohol together with smoking further increases your risk.


Leukoplakia or leukoplasia usually doesn't cause permanent damage to tissues in your mouth. However, oral cancer is a potentially serious complication. Oral cancers often form in the vicinity of leukoplakia patches, and the patches themselves may show cancerous changes. Even when patches are removed, the risk of oral cancer is still elevated.

Hairy leukoplakia, on the other hand, isn't painful and isn't likely to lead to cancer. But it may indicate the presence of HIV infection or AIDS.


The patient should avoid taking alcohol and should completely stop chewing tobacco. A diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables may help prevent cancer.


Dr. Rohit Jain

He is a consultant homeopathy doctor with more than 18 years of clinical experience.


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i am suffring from leukoplakia in my tounge & cheek since 3 months

Anurag Pandya
Mar 29, 2018 1:54 am Reply

sir I have small with spot inside of my mouth .it is for 4 years.it's size is constant. I check it with many doctors.

Akash Pattanaik
Jan 17, 2018 1:08 pm Reply


Dr Pradeep Shukla
Oct 21, 2017 2:10 pm Reply Vikram Kumar Pandey
Feb 20, 2018 7:26 pm

Sir,I have a single white lesion at lower left side of tongue.pl.suggest homoeo medicine.

Oct 20, 2017 10:58 pm Reply

Dear doctor, I have a scar on the gland of penis and I applied coconut oil which made a white patch around the scar.. I went to a allopath doctor. He suspects that may be luecoplakia. Can it be cured by homeopathy. Please help

Oct 20, 2017 9:38 pm Reply

Sir I m suffering from leukoplakia since last 6 years. I meet many Ent Dr. And dentist. Three times biopsy has done. There is nothing serious. I show it Dr in AIIMS in Delhi. Dr.did surgery. But after 1 year it ocur again at new place along with old place. I have white patch inside of mouth.plz help me.

Krishan Kumar
Sep 26, 2017 9:49 pm Reply

i have oral leukoplakia.is it 100% curable in homeopathy

Sep 5, 2017 5:20 pm Reply

I diagnose with leukoplakia 5 years back regulary take med allopathic konacot gel with homeopathic med sulpher but no positive result found .pl suggest me

B Pandey
Jun 30, 2017 7:15 am Reply

I diagnose with luecoplakia 3 years back regularly take medicine but no positive results found.Is luecoplakia treatment available in homeopathy? Please suggest me...

Ashwani Kumar
Jun 16, 2017 1:21 pm Reply

I m suffering from oral leukoplakia from last 4 month.

Robin Verma
Apr 4, 2017 6:08 pm Reply

Oral lesions inside cheek due to dentures. Checked with oncologist. Biopsy done. Biopsy results says non making any hyperplasia. Lesions have regressed but not gone completely.

Mar 17, 2017 10:55 am Reply

Hi, i have white patches on the roof of mouth. Please suggest something. I m really worried.

Mar 4, 2017 2:23 pm Reply

White patches in mouth.and according to doctor its leukoplacia

Mohit Shukla
Jan 17, 2017 11:29 am Reply

I m looking small size patches around 2*1cm lower side in tongue since last 5 years. no irrationa I m taking Traxcum 200 B.D but patches as it is plz help me Than.. ..

Shamshad Ahamed
Jan 9, 2017 9:59 am Reply

White patches inside my cheeks for the last 15years.no irritation

N. K. Saxena
Dec 31, 2016 10:48 pm Reply

Since I am a chence smoker. White patches inside oral. So I go to local doctor advice. Doctor sugestate biopsy test. Biopsy test called leuplakia. I go to pg hospital. Doctor advice shown my oral white patches. No leukoplakia. Doctor wrote medicine. Since 2 months medicine but no result. Better suggest for you.

Ayon Chakraborty
Nov 10, 2016 4:42 pm Reply

3months back I have developed , leukoplakia and lichen planus in my mouth cheeks due to tobacco use. I went to a oral surgeon , he gave medicines . I also met a homeopathy doctor who gave medicines for 3 months . After using both allopathy & homeopathy for 2 months I can see improvement but after 2 and half months I can see leukoplakia on my gums also.pls kindly advice .

Oct 24, 2016 10:44 pm Reply

Gud eve. Dr., I'm suffering 4m Leukoplakia n in undertreatment 4m last 4 mths wid homoeopathy( becoz of using Seroflo inhaler 4 ABPA 4m last 15 yrs. ) not getting proper results yet. pls. suggest me something appropriate med. thx.

Kalpana Prasad
Aug 3, 2016 5:09 pm Reply

Leukoplakia in mouth due to taboco, mouth not opening

Dharmendra Rout
Aug 1, 2016 12:11 pm Reply

Sir,can homeopthy cure oral verrucous hyperplasia.

Krupal Patel.
Jul 6, 2016 12:18 am Reply

with respect white granules in inside of cheaks since 1 years .some doctor says he is fodyce spot .but homeopathic doctor says lukoplakia.and white rash in my tongue.but he repair atomatically but again its come .please guide me sir

Bipin Bahuguna
Jun 30, 2016 11:01 am Reply

My age is 59 yes. White patches in the tongue and inside of cheak since 7 years. It was disappeared by antifungal drug and mouth ointment. Again it appeared; homoeopathic says it is lukoplakia. Please suggest some homoeopathic medicine.

Gopal Chandra Goswami
Jun 10, 2016 10:26 am Reply

White patches in mouth.and according to doctor its leukoplacia

Jun 5, 2016 1:35 pm Reply

Derar Sir, I am aged 42. I used to use paan with tobacco for about 4-5 years (weekly twice /thrice). When I visited the ENT specialist as I had throat pain for some other reason, the doctor just asked me about the while small dot patched (about 7 to 8 small dots) on the corner of the throat and also right side buckle cavity there were same very small dot while patches numbering about 15-18. (like cus cus) I was shocked, but the ENT doctor who was also a oncologist (ENT) told me there is nothing to worry at this stage as that is not Leukoplakia and shown me the images of how Leukoplakia looks like. Actually it is a lengthy while patch on toungue and cheek. But mine is only small dots and doctor said it is because of some content in tobacco that was with paan. I have stopped paan for over a month now completely. I am very much worried now as I can’t disclose all this to my family and I have a kid of just 2 years 8 months. So I am sure there will be a remedy in Homeopathy for this. When the specialist himself told me not to worry, but I have concerns of my own. I am put up at Rajajinagar in Bangalore. So please help to guide me.

Jun 2, 2016 5:18 pm Reply