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canker sore on bottom of tongue

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Location, location: Depending on multiple factors, including location, canker sores can be anything from mildly annoying to extremely painful. If it does not resolve in ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Cho
Dr. Denny Cho answered
17 years experience Dentistry
You can...: Get a canker sore on any tissue in the mouth except maybe your teeth and adenoids.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
21 years experience Family Medicine
Magic mouthwash: It's hard to treat these if they are located deep in your gums or oral tissues. Your doctor could prescribe you the magic mouthwash, which contains l ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
See MD or DDS: While I can tell you the basic differences between the two and you can Google if for further information as well as photos, ONLY by seeing a trained h ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Lots: Scratch, burn, viral or bacterial infection, neoplasm, and lots of other reasons. Please see your dentist for evaluation.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience Dentistry
An outbreak. : Sounds like you have an outbreak of cold sores. They do come in numbers sometimes and the best thing do is go to your dentist or md and get a script ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Taste buds or ?: Could be sore or inflamed taste buds, bacterial or viral infection or something else. Depending upon how sore, other symptoms, and\or how curious as t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Go see your DR: For prescription of antiviral meds and perhaps some antibiotics if there's some pus. In the meantime take motrin, gargle with warm salt water with per ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Hard to tell: It needs to be examined by a dentist or oral medicine specialist.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Perhaps: Strep throat, mononucleosis, or other viruses. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Infection: Sounds viral but may be bacterial. If you use tobacco, a palatal biopsy may be in order. Salt water gargles and topical anesthetic will help. A thr ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
31 years experience Periodontics
Herpetic Infection: It could be an oral herpes infection which is the most common reason for "bumps on the roof of the mouth". This infection is characterized by the pres ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: The direct visualization of this will likely provide the diagnosis. Most common is bacterial or viral infection.
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Viral likely: Most likely this is a viral throat infection which usually runs its course in several days without specific treatment except gargling with warm salt w ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
22 years experience Dentistry
Herpetic sores: Hi it is hard to say that without looking at the sores and finding out symptoms. However, it is possible that the herpes virus can cause sores in the ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Could be serious: This sounds like an innocent disease called herpangina from a virus that mostly affects children. And it is possible you have it, if you are exposed ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Red sore spots: Have it examined by your own dentist. It could be quite a number of things- viral, from smoking, irritation, or a host of other possibilities. We can& ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Bumps on tongue: We can't diagnose this without a visual examination. If the bumps and/or the soreness does not resolve itself in 7-10 days, call your dentist or an o ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Dalin
40 years experience Dentistry
Bump and throat: Can be a lot of different things...One possibility is a torus (harmless bone that occurs in a lot of people) if it is is right in the middle. If it is ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Judd Pryde
25 years experience Travel Medicine
Side effects: Common side effect for many medications or your getting exposure to some chemical.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water an ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Viruses: Viruses are very common and self limiting.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Leukoplakia is just a term that means white patch. It is important to have a diagnosis of the leukoplakia to rule out any serious pathology. Depending ... Read More

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