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Causes Of My Tongue Ache
How often should i use a tongue scraper? I would think using it too much could cause your tongue to feel raw/sore
Daily: Used properly, daily use is no problem. Certainly you are the best one to monitor your situation. Good Luck. ...Read more
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
Enlarged papillae?: Usually yellow tongue is caused by enlarged tiny projections on the surface of your tongue which are inhabited by bacteria which produce yellow pigments. It is a harmless condition. If however the whites of your eyes are yellow as well you may have jaundice and should see your physician as soon as you are able. If you are unsure, it is always better to have a clinical examination. ...Read more
White: Anything white, on tissue that should be pink, should be investigated. Could be thrush, lichen planus, candida, albicans, bacterial infection, herpes, leukoplakia, cancer, traumatic ulceration, or many other things. See dentist for differential diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your dentist: many times a rough filling broken tooth or sharp edge on your tooth will irritate your tongue. Have your dentist look for the cause ...Read more
Hard to Say: Do you have a habit of biting your tongue? Did you traumatize that side of your tongue recently? How long has this been going on? It can be trauma, oral cancer, auto-immune disease (ie. Erosive lichen planus), etc... See your dentist soon for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
WheresThatTongueBeen: The tongue is a very sensitive organ(as I'm sure you discovered on one of your past dates).The papillae are composed of taste buds,some lymphatic tissue and lots of nerves.The tongue can also be sensitive to certain foods and other irritants and may also be a sign of illness elsewhere. So first survey your diet and stop eating what may cause the pain; medications/ herbs? there's an answer in there ...Read more
Yes,: Is a fungus accumulates usually on your tongue or inner cheeks. The condition is a minor problem if you're healthy. Candida infections can occur when your immune system is weakened by disease or drugs such as steroids. Eating unsweetened yogurt and acidophilus capsules will solve the problem. Rec.: see your dentist if the condition gets painful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What would cause the middle of the tongue to be so sore that it hurts to talk? It looks fine tho.
Hello 26 male i brushed my teet under my tongue 2 days later sore that has been for 9 days not going away not changing causes?
I have a dark red/black tastebud at the back left side of my tongue.It's sore and painful.What is it, what caused it and what should I do?
Get checked: It is hard to tell without seeing the lesion. You should see a dentist or an ENT physician. ...Read more
What causes bleeding tongue each and everytime i brush.Theres a sore on my tongue now.Please help!
Get checked soon: You should not have a bleeding sore on your tongue. While it could be as simple as you having bit the tongue or a canker sore, there are some more serious conditions that would be better treated sooner than later. In the past we used to worry about tongue cancer in older male drinkers/smokers, there is a hpv-related type that also affects otherwise young healthy people. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a very painful sore on my tongue... Why? What causes it? What can I do about it? What kind of doctor should I see?
1st see a Dentist: Sores can be caused by a number of things. Hot soup or simply just biting your own tongue. Or sometimes it is caused by an inflammatory response called an "apthous ulcer" which can be treated with topical steroids. Another possibility is a herpes ulcer caused by the herpes virus. Herpes you cannot simply "get rid of", Valtrex (valacyclovir) is a rx you can take to minimize the presence of the ulcerations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asked prev but here's more detail. I have oral thrush on tongue. It's chronic, looks creamy white, and is sore on the tip. No diabetes. Cause?
Many causes: Oral thrush is an candida (or yeast) infection of the mouth. One cause of thrush is medication induced - are you on any antibiotics or immunosupressive medications like steroids? Some illnesses can cause chronic thrush such as HIV, diabetes, other immune deficiencies. People who smoke are more prone to getting thrush. Please see a primary care physician for this concern. ...Read more
Since yesterday im sufferng from tongue sore. I had this upon waking up. What can b the cause and remedy? Is it due to pressure whle sleeping? Thnks..
Tongue ulcer: You are right,injury from pressure,biting your tongue,caused the sore,but also make sure you don't have any sharp teeth,if so take care of them,these sores are painful,avoid certain foods,you will figure it out,soft non irritating diet,for pain you can apply,oragel,or lidocaine,should healed uneventfully,if looks white,it is not infection ...Read more