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Tongue piercing sore throat

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Lazo
Dentistry 24 years experience
Irritation and Infla: Irritation of the soft tissues and glands followed by inflammation would be the most common cause.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Nerve endings: The taste bids on the tongue have receptors and nerve endings. The spicy foods contain a chemical called capsaicin and this will stimulate the nerve... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
An infection: See a local dentist to determine exactly why you have these symptoms.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Sore throat, bumps: Impossible to say without an examination and medical history. They may be related or two different problems. See your medical doctor or an ENT specia... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Anatomy of tongue: Those bumps were almost certainly always there- you just probably never looked that closely before. The anatomy of the tongue is rather complex after ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
ENT: See your ENT doctor as soon as you can to be sure it is not strep throat; can be very serious if left untreated. See your ent.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Piercing: The tragus is part of the ear. A piercing can certainly introduce bacteria into your tissues and they can spread to lymph nodes, but the lymph nodes ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Several issues: The white tongue could be from a coating that can be removed with better oral hygiene and a tongue scraper....Or lichen planus, thrush or something el... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. SURESH KATAKKAR
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Check with F. doctor: When sore throat lasts so long you need to get checked by your family physician. He will do appropriate things like throat swab and phlegm culture etc... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Noorda
Dentistry 25 years experience
Get examined: White tongue may be just a coating of debris caught on the rough surface, or it could be a fungal infection, or it could be an overgrowth of the tongu... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Yes: Please see your family physician. You could have a herpes infection or other viral infection or also a yeast infection that should be treated now.

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