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Sore tongue, when eating cold food tongue burns hard to talk without tongue pain. White spots sprinkled on tongue. Started about 2 days ago. Help?

Sore tongue, when eating cold food tongue burns   hard to talk without tongue pain. White spots sprinkled on tongue. Started about 2 days ago. Help?

Sore tongue: This needs to be investigated by a professional. Make a dentist appointment asap. Don't let this go without having a dentist see it. Tongue lesions can be a serious illness that needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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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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Suffering very salty tongue, saliva since week, today my tongue become sour, lumpy taste buds are developing fast. Can't eat or drink. Please help.?

See your Doctor: There could be several explanations for your symptoms. Viruses, bacteria or yeasts can be involved. You should see your pcp right away since you could get dehydrated. ...Read more

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Is having white hairy tongue correlated to bad breath?

Is having white hairy tongue correlated to bad breath?

Yes: White hairy tongue is a fungal infection by the fungus candida albicans. It's the most common oral fungus. The fungal spores harbor bacteria and food odors producing an odor on the breath. It can be treated by tongue brushing, tongue scraping, antifungal rinses, and antifungal systemic medications depending on severity and resistance. Try brushing first for a week or so! ...Read more

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Whether tongue gel is good for cleaning tongue? Whether it cure from white coating or red taste buds like bumps?

Whether tongue gel is good for cleaning tongue? Whether it cure from white coating or red taste buds like bumps?

Cleaning tongue: Using tung gel and a tongue brush (or a tongue scraper without anything else) every day is part of a good oral hygiene regimen. A slight white coating and red taste buds may or may not be normal. A dentist would have to personally examine you in order to determine that. ...Read more

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What disease make tongue taste bitter?

What disease make tongue taste bitter?

Several causes: Vitamin and mineral deficiencies, metabolic diseases, hormonal and some medications can cause this. See your doctor for an evaluation and answer to your question. ...Read more

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Bad taste in mouth, yellow coating on tongue, lansoprazole not worked. What now?

Bad taste in mouth, yellow coating on tongue, lansoprazole not worked. What now?

See your doctor: There is no way of knowing without having an examination. I would urge you to get to a physician or dentist to try to determine what the cause and solution to the problem would be. ...Read more

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Mouth burning, under tonguebumps, tip of tongue has ulcer, scalloped tongue, been to dentist, ent, have a torus, still burning .Plastitic separating ?

Mouth burning, under tonguebumps, tip of tongue has ulcer, scalloped tongue, been to dentist, ent, have a torus, still burning .Plastitic  separating ?

Internet Diagnosis: Can't help you unfortunately. Even the best internet doctors and dentists can't replace one on one doctor\patient exams and evaluations. I have no idea what your ? Is nor what the doctors who already saw you found or said. Do you have a specific question? ...Read more

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Moist inside cheeks, under tongue but top of tongue is constantly very dry (food sticks to it). Chewing xylitol gum doesn't help. Not Sjogrens. Cause?

Moist inside cheeks, under tongue but top of tongue is constantly very dry (food sticks to it). Chewing xylitol gum doesn't help. Not Sjogrens. Cause?

Not clear : you need to be certain this is not Sjogren's. There are other things to consider such as whether you have something like a yeast of the tongue. Has that been checked out. It could be the reason for the dryness ...Read more

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Tongue care: tips on preventing canker sores / geographic tongue?

Tongue care: tips on preventing canker sores / geographic tongue?

2 different problems: Geographic tongue is a physical trait and there isn't anything you can do about it. Like having freckles or moles. Canker sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus from childhood chicken pox. Reducing trauma and stress are the only remedy. If you can figure out how to eliminate stress from your live tell all of the rest of us and become rich and famous. ...Read more

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What's smooth tongue from?

What's smooth tongue from?

Several causes: The technical term is atrophic glossitis or bald tongue. It is caused by the absence of papilla which are the small bumps that cover the tongue. Diabetes, anemia, celiac disease and certain nutritional deficiencies are common causes as are anti-cancer drugs. It can also be caused by an inherited nerve disorder called riley-day syndrome. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, soft&hard palate are white/yellow. coated tongue, swollen taste buds, a few very small white bumps on the side of tongue. Help?

I have a sore throat, soft&hard palate are white/yellow. coated tongue, swollen taste buds, a few very small white bumps on the side of tongue. Help?

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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Frequent moderate to severe tongue biting (bleeding) while eating.Some periodic trouble swallowing.Several months of bone chips from rear lingual gums?

Frequent moderate to severe tongue biting (bleeding) while eating.Some periodic trouble swallowing.Several months of bone chips from rear lingual gums?

Discuss with dentist: This is certainly a very complex question and best discussed with your dentist, a facio-maxillary oral surgeon or an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Hoarseness & uncomfortable swollen throat feeling and coated tongue roof of mouth feeling hairy. could this be thrush from my inhaler? ent saw nothing

Hoarseness & uncomfortable swollen throat feeling and coated tongue roof of mouth feeling hairy. could this be thrush from my inhaler? ent saw nothing

Inhaler technique: Thrush is always a concern when using asthma inhalers. Make sure you are washing your mouth out after each use and review inhaler technique with your doctor at your next follow-up appointment. Sometimes adding a spacer to your device can assist. If an ENT evaluated your mouth then likely not thrush. Inhaled steroids can cause sore throat as a side effect. Address with prescribing provider. ...Read more

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Canker like sores on very back of tongue and lingual tonsil on one side for 2 days. No fever/ upper respiratory symptoms. Very painful to swallow. ???

Canker like sores on very back of tongue and lingual tonsil on one side for 2 days. No fever/ upper respiratory symptoms. Very painful to swallow. ???

Topical anesthetic: Most canker sores subside within 10 days. If they are too painful, topical anesthetic lozenges may be helpful. For more severe cases a Rx topic steroid paste may be used. If problem worsens , see doctor. ...Read more

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Toddler with tongue sores, swollen gums, stinky breath, and fever..What is it?

Toddler with tongue sores, swollen gums, stinky breath, and fever..What is it?

ANUG: It could be acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis which is what you described so see your pediatric md or dds. ...Read more

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Tongue HS felt burnt/cold virus 4 wks/ just noticd drk purp on 1 side tongue 2" lng/dry mouth bad taste/sight of purple on tongue alarms me ?

Have it checked.: It is hard to know what a purple lesion on the side of your tongue represents. It might be nothing but get it looked at by an expert. ...Read more