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My tongue swells every time i eat salty food (i.E.-french fries). Should i be concerned?

My tongue swells every time i eat salty food (i.E.-french fries). Should i be concerned?

Probably not.: Salt, spices and acids such as citrus fruits can cause the tongue to swell. As long as it is mild swelling and not making breathing a problem, you probably have nothing to worry about. You may wish to avoid too much salt so the problem won't occur often. ...Read more

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I am having oral fungus i. E on tongue and inner side of my cheeks what should I do I am having this from seven months?

I am having oral fungus i. E on tongue and inner side of my cheeks what should I do I am having this from seven months?

Dentist & physician: See an oral surgeon or an oral pathologist for a consultation. There may or may not also be medical considerations complicating matters, so you may have to see a physician as well. There are medications to treat this. ...Read more

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Sores on the tongue?

Give it two weeks...: If they are still present after two weeks please see a dentist..... ...Read more

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Why is my tongue black?

Black Tongue: Black 'hairy' tongue can be caused by lengthening of the bumps on the end of the tongue, or papillae. They are often rubbed away with eating but can become longer and get stained by food or tobacco products. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can also cause the appearance of a black tongue within 24 hours of use. ...Read more

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White dot on my tongue?

White dot on my tongue?

Lots of things: A white dot may be normal may be abnormal. Most lesions of no great significance will resolve in 10-14 days. But if normal it likely will not dissappear. If it doesn't resolve in 2 weeks or is associated with any pain or swelling, see a dentist. It's likely nothing but impossible for us to speculate further without more info. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Rough tongue, what to do?

Rough tongue, what to do?

Check with dentist: Impossible to answer without an examination. This could be anything from an infection, a wound, swollen taste buds, a buildup of plaque, a buildup of nicotine stain, geographic tongue, cancer, or nothing serious. Have this examined by your dentist. ...Read more

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Black dots in baby tongues?

Black dots in baby tongues?

Can be normal: Black dots on a baby's tongue would most likely be due to some increased pigmentation. This can be considered normal and is usually found more commonly in darker-skinned individuals. It also can be considered hereditary. However, you should probably mention it to your pediatrician next time you have a visit, or if the baby seems bothered by it, have it checked out sooner. ...Read more

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Tongue is rippled on sides?

Don't worry: The indentations seen in scalloped tongue are called lateral crenations. For the most part they are benign. ...Read more

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