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A 44-year-old member asked:

What to do if i have a horrible canker sore on the tip of my tongue! help?

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Dr. Kari Sakurai
Dentistry 33 years experience
See your dentist: A dentist can help you with the pain and can help speed healing time if. It is a canker sore. A visual exam will confirm the problem and get you on your way to feeling better.

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A 19-year-old member asked:

I have this white thing on the tip of my tougue it looks like a canker sore but its on my tongue?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
That is what it is!: It can still be a canker sore. Sometimes these develop on the tongue and on the tip. You can also have an inflammed taste bud (pappillae) that is white and painful. Some call these "lie bumps"---no foundation for this! usually resolve on their own. May need a topical anesthetic (anbesol) to help with pain and good oral hygiene. As always, if in doubt, check it out with your pcp or ent.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Dentist can evaluate as well.
Jan 31, 2012
A 77-year-old female asked:

What can I put on a canker sore on my tongue?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Try: Try Orabase or Orajel. Make sure it's the variety that contains Benzocaine. Dab onto sore spot with a Q-tip. If lesion is not gone in 7-10 days call your Dentist for an examination.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have a canker sore at the front tip of my tongue. Any tips on how to get rid of it?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Zilactin B: A good economical fix is to go to your local pharmacy an buy a product called zilactin. Dry the ulcer with cotton tip applicator the apply a small pea sized drop of the gel. Wait until the gel becomes opaque. Plain zilactin stings. Zilactin recognized this and added Benzocaine to their product. The mixture is called zilactin b.

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