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A 41-year-old female asked:

I have had tongue pain/swelling for 3 months since diagnosed with low b12 (220) and oral supplements have not worked for the last 3 months. dr started me on fortnightly b12 injections last week. when will my tongue issues resolve? daily anxiety now.

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Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 46 years experience
Lichen Planus : I would look into diagnosis of Lichen Planus. It is an autoimmune disorder that can affect any skin surface including cheek, tongue, and gums. Burning tongue condition is very common. Finding a trigger that sets off the disorder helps to control it. No cure but are various therapies. See dentist or dermatologist.

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Last updated May 7, 2020

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