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A 17-year-old female asked:

I have frequent skin lose on my tongue its so painful when its peeled off and red and stings doctor gave iron tablet 3aday some skin not come back?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 52 years experience
Skin on tongue: Impossible to say what the problem is without more information and a visual exam. It could be an infection, due to trauma, a vitamin deficiency, an allergy. You need to have this examined by a dentist or an oral surgeon.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
why iron???
Feb 7, 2014
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
See Oral Surgeon: Given the same symptoms that you describe, i would not think that prescribing iron tablets would be the solution. This requires a medical history and personal clinical examination. I would recommend that you see an oral surgeon for a definitive diagnosis and proper treatment.

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