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  Indian J Med Microbiol
 

Figure 1: Pictorial messages (a) Pull your upper lip up and look for any sores and color changes on your lips and gums. Repeat this on your lower lip. (b) Use your fingers to pull out your cheeks and look for any color changes such as red, white or dark patches. Put your index finger on the inside and your thumb on the outside of your cheeks to feel for any lumps. Repeat on other cheek. (c) Tilt your head back and open your mouth wide to see if there are any lumps or color changes. (d) Grab your tongue with a cotton gauge and examine for any swellings or color changes. Look at the top, back and each side of your tongue. (e) Touch the roof of your mouth with your tongue and look at the underside of your tongue and floor of the mouth. See if there are any color changes or lumps. (f) Leukoplakia

Figure 1: Pictorial messages (a) Pull your upper lip up and look for any sores and color changes on your lips and gums. Repeat this on your lower lip. (b) Use your fingers to pull out your cheeks and look for any color changes such as red, white or dark patches. Put your index finger on the inside and your thumb on the outside of your cheeks to feel for any lumps. Repeat on other cheek. (c) Tilt your head back and open your mouth wide to see if there are any lumps or color changes. (d) Grab your tongue with a cotton gauge and examine for any swellings or color changes. Look at the top, back and each side of your tongue. (e) Touch the roof of your mouth with your tongue and look at the underside of your tongue and floor of the mouth. See if there are any color changes or lumps. (f) Leukoplakia