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How To Get Rid Of A Sore On Your Tongue
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 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
Sore tongue: If this is an ulcer or a wound, it will heal by itself in 7-10 days. You can get orabase ointment to put on it at mealtime to keep from irritating it. If it does not heal, or if you have already had it for longer than 10 days, check with your dentist. ...Read more
Tongue bite: If the laceration is big enough, have it evaluated at the ed. Often, the tears are small. Appy an ice cube over it or keep cold water in your mouth to reduce bleeding and allay the pain, initially. Also, refrain from acidic foods and juices until the pain goes away. Afterwards, rinsing with salt water 3x a day will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evaluation needed: Giant cold sore on side of the tongue can be from trauma of a broken tooth or filling, tongue biting, burn or it could be a cancerous lesion. If it is trauma, protecting the sore and treating the cause should result in a normal tongue in 3-5 days. Obviously, if it is cancer, treatment will be needed to fix the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back of tongue has a sore, enlarged taste buds & white coating. Tried tongue scraper but didn't get rid of coating, only made tongue bleed. Pls help!
I have a cold sore on the left side of my tongue for a week. It hurts at night and it affects how i eat and swallow. How can I get rid of it it?
Not cold sore: Usually the side of the tongue has inflamed foliate papilla( taste buds) traumati ulcers, or apthous ulcers. Also, cancerous lesions occur here, especially with alcohol and tobacco use. There are also other lesions, less common. Try otc kanka on the area to lessen pain. If it persists, see your dentist! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I have a canker sore at the front tip of my tongue. Any tips on how to get rid of it?
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