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My pregnant sister in law ate some beef jerky an candy an her tounge has swollen patches on it? What does this mean
It is normal: The "white stuff" is keratin from the underlying tongue tissue. Also the taste buds in the top part of the tongue are long and "finger-like." the anatomy of the taste buds and this keratin layer can sometimes make the tongue look "hairy." this is completely benign. Scrubbing your tongue is not needed and cause harm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
IDK: How long has this been going on for? Where exactly does it hurt? Does the pain linger? Are you aware of any other medical or dental symptoms? A few things come to mind: sore throat from allergies, post nasal drip, bacterial or viral infection? Swollen glands? Inflammation or infection from lower back tooth? Sore\ulcer on tongue that you cannot see? If it continues, see your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Black Tongue: Black 'hairy' tongue can be caused by lengthening of the bumps on the end of the tongue, or papillae. They are often rubbed away with eating but can become longer and get stained by food or tobacco products. Pepto bismol can also cause the appearance of a black tongue within 24 hours of use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A vietnamese friend of mine, has at the base of their tongue what looks like a flap of extra skin which is attatched to the tongue, stands up slightly?
See a dentist: There are many different sores that can occur on your tongue. Without more information it is hard to give you a direct answer. It may be as simple as a canker sore, or it could be cancer. See a dentist when the sores are present and he or she will be able to give you the best recommendation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The tip of my tongue feels like there's a small cut there, it's not visible though. Slight discomfort when i move it. Causes? Help.
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