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A 32-year-old female asked:

What can be the reason for my tongue having "sores" whenever i eat spicy/sour foods and then it disappears again.

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Dr. Susan Little-jones
24 years experience
Likely canker sores: Recurrent painful sores in your mouth after eating spicy foods are likely canker sores. We don't know why they occur. Trauma, hormone changes and emotional stress are triggers too. If you have other symptoms, get the sores elsewhere, have lesions that don't heal in 10-14 days, or if the pain is intolerable- see your doctor. Avoid the spicy foods and consider taking a daily B12 vitamin.
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Last updated Sep 17, 2017


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