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Lately I've been getting blisters on the side of my tongue. Could this be from stress? I've been really angry and upset too.

Lately I've been getting blisters on the side of my tongue. Could this be from stress? I've been really angry and upset too.

Stress can do it: Yes, stress can cause manifest conditions in the mouth. One of these are blisters, others are grinding and/clenching of the teeth. These should go away by two weeks. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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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I have a blister/sore on the side of my tongue why doesn't it go away?

I have a blister/sore on the side of my tongue why doesn't it go away?

Possible trauma: Too limited details. How long has it been there? What color is it? What size it is? Did you bite your tongue? Did you try wiping it away? Does it appear to be spreading? ...Read more

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What should I do if I have this blister like thing on the side of my tongue?

Have it examined: Can't tell exactly what the lesion is, how long you have it, its color, or if there are any contributing factors like smoking or dipping. Make an appointment with a local oral surgeon. ...Read more

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My daughter has a blister on the side of her tongue?

My daughter has a blister on the side of her tongue?

Trauma or infection: Check if she has any cavities in her teeth with sharp margins that can cut her tongue,
if not then it could be a simple cancer sore on the tongue or a result of an outbreak from git infection. ...Read more

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I have a recurring "ulcer" on the right side of my tongue. It is very painful. Can you help with a diagnosis? There is usually no visible sign. Yesterday I saw what looks like a "blood blister". Today the pain has subsided some, and the visible sign is go

I have a recurring "ulcer" on the right side of my tongue. It is very painful. Can you help with a diagnosis? There is usually no visible sign. Yesterday I saw what looks like a "blood blister". Today the pain has subsided some, and the visible sign is go

Seek care: You should have that ulcer checked out immediately by your dentist or oral surgeon. In some cases, it may need to be biopsied in order to determine an accurate diagnosis. It could be as simple as a traumatic ulceration or as dangerous as oral cancer. Seek an evaluation without delay. ...Read more

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Blister on your tongue on the sides. What can this be?

Blister on your tongue on the sides. What can this be?

Could be the: Result of trauma (bite / burn); could be an irritation fibroma. Best to be evaluated by a dentist or physician. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Our 6 month old has what appears to be a small round blister or something on the right side of his tongue. Should we be concerned? Or is this common?

Our 6 month old has what appears to be a small round blister or something on the right side of his tongue. Should we be concerned? Or is this common?

Depends: Kids will be kids, and a single, transient blister that is not seeming to "bother" him should not be a reason to worry; however, monitor it. If it grows, persists, or additional blisters form, that changes things and it will be time for a dental visit for a clinical diagnosis. ...Read more

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Tongue tropical uncer painful white blister in ack side of tongue white patches on cheek. What I should do?

Tongue tropical uncer painful white blister in ack side of tongue white patches on cheek. What I should do?

Tongue: Could be from dental trauma. Start with salt water gargles but if its been going on for more than a few days you should have it checked out by an ENT. You may also need to see a dentist to look at your bite as and teeth as well ...Read more

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Painless small blood blisters on the sides of tongue and white coating.......is this a liver problem?

Painless small blood blisters on the sides of tongue and white coating.......is this a liver problem?

Not likely: More likely to be a viral infection. However, if you are concerned about liver you might possibly be drinking too much...if so, try to get help for that BEFORE you develop a liver problem! Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a bump on side of my mouth but it don't hurt and fills like a blister r something when I pass my tongue by it.?

I have a bump on side of my mouth but it don't hurt and fills like a blister r something when I pass my tongue by it.?

Minor Salivary Gland: Is very likely a blocked minor salivary gland and this is very common. It often cures itself, but if you are concerned see your dentist to evaluate and discuss your options. ...Read more

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12 mo has had yellow tongue for last several days and now large white blister on side of tongue (not tip). He is also teething. Ideas of what this is?

12 mo has had yellow tongue for last several days and now large white blister on side of tongue (not tip). He is also teething. Ideas of what this is?

See Pedodontist: Problem will have to be visualized to be diagnosed. Please schedule appointment w pediatric dental specialist (for the same reasons you see a pediatric medical specialist). 1st dental examination age 1...Please call now. ...Read more

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I got a small red blister type dot on tongue. Towards left side mid of tongue. Abt 2 mths. I shown to GP done gargles. Some time it reduce bt don't go?

I got a small red blister type dot on tongue. Towards left side mid of tongue. Abt 2 mths. I shown to GP done gargles. Some time it reduce bt don't go?

May be lichens: Planus or hairy leukoplakia associated with a viral infection. Or you may have recurrent aphthous ulcers that require some Nystatin since many ulcers are related to Candida (yeast) infection. Or herpes ulcers requiring some acyclovir. Please see your physician or healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I am concerned I have a red lump on the right sided of my tongue, it looks like a blood blister but it isn't. Advice?

I am concerned I have a red lump on the right sided of my tongue, it looks like a blood blister but it isn't. Advice?

See dentist: If it is not gone in a couple of weeks have a dentist take a look. It may be normal or it may be something that needs attention. ...Read more

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Have still red bumps on side of tongue maybe blister and still have oral thrush?

You need a consult: This sounds like a followup from a previous consult or visit to a doctor. If you are not getting relief from whatever was suggested, you need to be seen again, ideally by a clinician who can actually examine your tongue. Good luck! ...Read more

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Within the timeframe of two three weeks three canker sore blister type viruses developed on the sides and tip of my tongue I was not certain what they?

Exam: Unable to diagnose without a phot or exam: the most common canker sores are from viruses, stress, or vitamin deficiencies. Certainly the commin cold sore or mouth blister is caused in many cases by the HSV1 virus- usually self limited and easily treated with OTC medication. ...Read more

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Yellow patches on swollen tonsil. My tongue is swollen underneath and blisters on the underneath and sides. Earache, no fever but feel unwell.

Yellow patches on swollen tonsil. My tongue is swollen underneath and blisters on the underneath and sides. Earache, no fever but feel unwell.

See doctor: You need to consult your doctor re these problems. Although I suspect that it is most likely from a viral infection, one can never be sure. ...Read more

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My 8 yr old has greenish blisters on lip, also swollen. Bumps on end and side of tongue, no fever and very low energy, no appetite for days. Thoughts?

My 8 yr old has greenish blisters on lip, also swollen. Bumps on end and side of tongue, no fever and very low energy, no appetite for days. Thoughts?

Geenish lip blister: It could be an indication of pus which would be an indication of infection, and it may be an infection related to an insect bite. I would take your child to the dr asap torule out any toxic bite reaction and to determine appropriate tx regimen. ...Read more

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Bump on side of mouth but don't hurt and looks like a blister and I got big bumps on back of my tongue and throat but none of it hurts?

Mucocele?: If it is on your cheek it might be a blocked or clogged salivary gland duct and the blister is just the fluid not having a duct to let it out. Saee your dentist or ENT to make sure. ...Read more

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Has yellowish blister under one side of tongue also has ear and chest ache. Could his sinuses cause this. Has had really bad sinus problems for years?

Has yellowish blister under one side of tongue also has ear and chest ache. Could his sinuses cause this. Has had really bad sinus problems for years?

Possibly: It could be a stained from sinus drainage, or part of allergy response.
Either drink water and juice and take allergy and sinus medication.
Drink a hot green tea with lemon and honey.
If you start showing any sign of bacterial infection, see your physician for possible antibiotics ...Read more

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My child has small blister on the side of the roof of her mouth? What might be causing it?

My child has small blister on the side of the roof of her mouth? What might be causing it?

Virus: It could be trauma or it could be a viral process. If painful or spreading you may want her seen. ...Read more

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1 yr old had a high fever, now has a fever blister on the side of her mouth and one inside of mouth. What can I do?

Take her to MS: She needs to be examined by her Pediatrician. May be it is Viral infection. But wants proper advise how to treat. And prevent Dehydration. And any other complication. ...Read more

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I have a blister in my mouth on the left side. What can that mean? I'm kind of scared

Canker sores: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The dental laser offers immediate relief from the pain of these sores. See your dentist. ...Read more

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My son has small blisters on the side of the roof of his mouth?

My son has small blisters on the side of the roof of his mouth?

See below: If he also has a sore throat and a fever, he may have hand, foot and mouth disease. This is an infection caused by coxsackie virus. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

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