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ulcer on side of tongue

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
43 years experience Dentistry
Cold sore?: Ulcers or sores can be a cold sore or apthus ulcer. It could be lichens planus, a herpes sore or maybe you even just bite it hard without realizing i ... Read More
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Dr. Behram Dalal
31 years experience Dentistry
Probably best : To be evaluated by a dentist to see what the cause is and treat appropriately since it persists. Hope this helps.
Dr. Santiago Roldan
20 years experience Dentistry
CAREFUL..: If they don't go away, and the site where they are, you must have a pathologist opinion and make a differential diagnosis ruling out cancer!

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Virus not strep?: The ulcers suggest you might not have strep throat, the main kind of pharyngitis or tonsillitis that responds to penicillin. Ulcers suggest a viral in ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not tonsils: I think it's more likely there's one unifying disease process here-and with tongue ulcers, I would strongly recommend going back to the doctor. I woul ... Read More
A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Canker sore?: Ulcers on the mucosa of the mouth(Tongue included) are quite common. Most times they are caused by a virus and go away within one week. So you can wat ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Primary care: Most primary care physicians handle this type of issue on a regular basis.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
So : So many different causes for this type of problem. The internet is a terrific place for looking up information, asking for advice, and sharing pictur ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Tounge crevices: Cut marks. Could be associated with b vitamin defficiency. I do not know if you have been treated, but trying an antifungal may be worth a try. Abou ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Aphthous ulcer: Likely a canker sore (aphthous ulcer). Try OTC meds, saline or anesthetic rinse. If persists greater than a week. See oral surgeon or ENT doc.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
16 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Truama/taste bud: You either traumatized it somehow or a taste bud in regenerating. Either way it will heal on its own and the taste would feel the same. Stay away fr ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
16 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
See dentist : Simple as a regenerating taste bud or issue from past trauma (bite etc) but you can not rule out any pathology without an evaluation my your dentist/E ... Read More

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