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A 47-year-old member asked:

Why does my tongue hurt when i eat orange and lemon?

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Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Citric acid: Acidic foods may hurt or burn in your tongue is already sensitive. This could be chronic irritation from using harsh toothpaste with whiteners in it, or a yeast infection of your tongue. If it's bothering you a lot have your doctor take a look. Your dentist may be able to help you if you're due, or if you're not getting answers go see an ent.
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Last updated May 2, 2019


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