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Doctor insights on: How To Get Rid Of Sores On Your Tongue

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Can you get canker sores on your tongue? And if so how do you get rid of them? And why do canker soars occur?

Can you get canker sores on your tongue? And if so how do you get rid of them? And why do canker soars occur?

Yes: Stress, excess acid, irritation from a rough tooth, food allergy-multiple reasons, sometimes you need antiviral treatment as a prophylaxis, sometimes reflux treated, often using sliver nitrate heals them faster. 2o% Benzocaine gel is great for the pain. ...Read more

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I have sores on the side of my tongue that really hurt. What can I do to get rid of them? Or prevent them from appearing

I have sores on the side of my tongue that really hurt.  What can I do to get rid of them? Or prevent them from appearing

Decrease acid: Many of my patients with mouth sores drink or eat a lot of acidic foods or beverages. I have them stop drinking coffee, tea and sodas and stay away from oranges orange juice tomatoes or other acidic foods and drinks. I also have them rinse their mouths after each meal with maalox liquid. They also rinse their mouths before they go to bed. If this does not help see an ENT doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cold sores and red tiny dots on my tongue?

How to get rid of cold sores and red tiny dots on my tongue?

Zilactin B: A good economical fix is to go to your local pharmacy an buy a product called zilactin. Dry the ulcer with cotton tip applicator the apply a small pea sized drop of the gel. Wait until the gel becomes opaque. Plain zilactin stings. Zilactin recognized this and added Benzocaine to their product. The mixture is called zilactin b. ...Read more

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When I was younger I used to get canker sores all the time but I recently had my tongue pierced. Now I have one again. What do I do to get rid of it?

When I was younger I used to get canker sores all the time but I recently had my tongue pierced. Now I have one again. What do I do to get rid of it?

Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more

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I have herpes simplex 1 and instead i get canker sores on my tongue what can I do to get rid of them faster or prevent them?

I have herpes simplex 1 and instead i get canker sores on my tongue what can I do to get rid of them faster or prevent them?

Different Causes: Hsv & aphthous ulcers can both benefit from in-office laser therapy (takes less than 5 minutes and significantly reduces pain and length of the presence of the lesions. Hsv episodes can be reduced and on occasion "prevented" with a daily valtrex regimen. Aphthous ulcers, unless you are lucky to have pinpointed what cause yours to surface more readily, there is not a medication that you can take. ...Read more

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How can you get rid off burnt marks on the tongue?

Geographic tongue: also called benign migratory glossitis. It is a benign condition characterized by inflammation of the tongue and it usually heals without treatment. See your dentist for evaluation, if concerned. ...Read more

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My tongue is a white colour and i don't know how to get rid of it?

Probably normal: Having a white coating on the tongue surface is usually just debris caught in the papillae (bumps) of the surface. Scraping your tongue with a tongue scraper regularly can reduce this. Another possibility is that you have a fungal infection of your mouth and the white coating is fungal growth. In that case you need to be treated with an anti-fungal medication. See your dentist to find out. ...Read more

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How to get rid of discolored tongue?

Tongue discolored: Depends on what discoloration is from. If from food, beverage exposure, remember to brush you tongue gently but thoroughly at least twice per day (morning and evening). See your dentist for a thorough cleaning to get you started. ...Read more

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My tongue is a whiteish green colour what is this caused by and how do i get rid of it?

My tongue is a whiteish green colour what is this caused by and how do i get rid of it?

Maybe okay, but...: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of a tongue that looks white include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my rough tongue?

You can't: It is the way your tongue has developed and there is no way to get rid of it without significant surgery. The healing would be very painful and it may not cure the problem. ...Read more