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Can You Get Tongue Cancer Because Of A Tongue Piercing
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Tongue cancer or: other oral/ ENT cancers could be associated with smoking. The piercing won't cause cancer but it can lead to many other problems. According to the British Dental Association the potential for infection is higher for the tongue than any other location on the body. Swelling of the tongue can compromise the airway. Ludwig's Syndrome (Ludwig's Angina) can cause swelling & sepsis both of which can ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can an infected tooth cause a lump in the tongue. Its inside the tongue.I also have a sore throat. Im 16 no risk factors. Can it be oral cancer?Scared
Please let your: Parents know about the lump in your tongue. At you age, wouldn't jump to the conclusion that this is oral cancer. If a sore throat is your primary symptom- would encourage you to have your parents bring you for medical evaluation. If there are symptoms suggestive of an infected tooth - then the dentist may be the best place to start. In the mean time use warm salt water gargles. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral cancer is: On the rise world wide. Chronic irritation, over time, is a known factor in cancer development. Alcohol and tobacco are the major culprits! viruses are also known to be causative for oral cancer. Hpv (human papilloma virus) is the "bad guy" here. Tongue piercing causes chronic irritation & you run other non cancer risks with tongue piercing. Just don't do it, simple! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you get rid of those little white taste buds that hurt on the tip of your tongue when you get a cold?
Time: There is an old saying that you can treat them and they will go away in 5-7 days or you can leave them alone and they will go away in 5-7 days. The best thing to do is avoid foods and drinks that irritate them such as tart and acidic foods and drinks. If they are particularly uncomfortable you can rinse with milk of magnesia(1 tsp) and then spit it out. Oragel helps but is impossible to keep on. ...Read more
How can I get rid of persistent halitosis caused by bacteria that lies at the very back of the tongue and cannot be reached with a tongue scraper?
Hello. Can you brush your tongue with an electric toothbrus? Or can it be dangerous? Can it make the tongue swell?
Pretty safe: in general. can trigger a gag reflex. you'd have to brush really really long to cause even minor abrasion . ...Read more
Can you accidentally swallow a piece of dust or hair? I always get a feeling that there is dust in the back of my throat or tongue.
Is it normal to have white couting that can't be brushd away on the dorsum of the tounge, have problems with tonsils, a smoker.And breath trough mouth?
I have a swelling in back of tongue, one side. Is it the lingual tonsil? Can you see the tonsils without special equipment? Why would one side swell
See ENT: Although lingual tonsils can enlarge and be felt as a mass at the base of tongue, other conditions need to be ruled out. The anterior tongue can be seen without special equipment, but the base of tongue is sometimes better visualized with fiberoptic nasopharyngoscopy. This is performed by an ent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I tasted lysol on tip of tounge and immediately brushed my tounge to get the chemicals off can i get cancer from tasting it or it being in mouth?
If I get a cut/abrasion on my tongue from broken tooth, are there any bacteria or microorganisms in my mouth that could cause severe tongue swelling?
Homemade rinse: I noticed a lot of questions about sores in the mouth today. Most of them are caused by viruses and will go away by themselves. Not from kissing! nothing will make them leave faster. But mixing Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with maalox (one to one mix) and swish around the mouth may give you relief from the burn and pain of the sores. Also avoid sour foods. You need to keep hydrated, cold drinks and popsicles help too. ...Read more
Can intensly pushing tounge to roof of mouth and TMJ issues cause tounge to burn and be sore Also tigh tthroat or is it because of my oral hpv?
Can tonsil crypts (holes) from having tonsil stones cause you to bleed to death? Seeing how it is a hole in your throat. Mine hurt now and then.
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
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