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A 33-year-old member asked:

i suddenly have painful sores along the tip of my tongue. any advice?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Yes: Set up an appointment with a dentist to have him\her examine you to determine the cause and suggest appropriate treatment, if necessary.
Dr. Robert Arm
Pathology 49 years experience
Tongue sore: Impossible to answer without history/exam.If ulcers treated one way;rash treated another.A biopsy may be needed.Can be aphthous ulcers(canker sores), geographic tongue;tongue biting;yeast;allergy.Tip of tongue often from rubbing tongue over teeth. This can cause pain/burning.Teeth may need to be smoothed, habit broken.Check with your dentist or a specialist in oral diagnosis/oral medicine/oral path.

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A 27-year-old male asked:

What to do with sores on the tongue? Its painful when I eat on the sides of the tongue

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Aphthous ulcer?: Aphthous ulcers are quite common and most adult experience it at some point. It is often small of around 1/3 in in size, whitish base with red rim. Despite small, it can be quite painful. The exact cause if not known, but believe to have some autoimmune components. Otc sorethroat spray, motrin/aleve may help. Steroid rinse/paste may help. Herpes ulcer causes some pain too. Consult doc ..Good luck.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What do you do for pain after getting your tongue webbing pierced?

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Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Kids these days :-): The real answer is...Take that thing out! of course, you can take tylenol-type medications but you should avoid advil (ibuprofen) or Aspirin products. If you aren't feeling better within a day or so or you have swelling and pain, you had better see a doctor asap to ensure that it's not infected. The mouth is a dirty place so, piercing is strongly discouraged for this reason.
A 30-year-old female asked:

I feel the left side of my tongue thick and painful.It is not the fist time.What could it be?

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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Maybe glossitis: An inflammatory condition of the tongue that can be caused by a few things.
A 21-year-old male asked:

I've recently noticed a red spot on middle of tongue, it's quite painful, anything to worry about?

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Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry 50 years experience
Possibly: If the spot 'moves' (changes location) it is probably 'geographic tongue'...A benign condition. The red spot is a denuded area and it can be sensitive. Geographic tongue, also known as glossitis migrans, is usually intermittent in nature. However, it may be something else. You should have it examined by a dentist or oral surgeon trained in oral pathology.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Does it really hurt if you go get your tongue split? What is given for the pain?

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Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: The tongue is highly inervated and vascular. There are many potential complications to this surgery and the surgeon should be licensed and knowledgable about the complications. Pain is managed like other soft tissue surgeries in the mouth, with pain medications and antibiotics.

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