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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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My tongue is disgusting and bad smell it has inflammation and white patches why when I use medicine klacid my tongue will be normally 90% and no smell?

Infection: Klacid is an antibiotic so it's use may well be affecting bacteria in your mouth that could be causing an infection. In addition, it has as a side effect nausea and stomach issues so it could be contributing to gastric reflux that could add to your issues. See your doctor and get evaluated for proper dosage and alternative medication possibilities. If your underlying infection is oral, dentist. ...Read more

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What causes inflammation of the tongue papilae and how can it be prevented/cured?

Glossitis: Inflammation of the tongue may be caused by iron deficiency or vitamin B12 deficiency. Sometimes it can be an intolerance of certain toothpastes. Try maalox mouth washes and taking a multivitamin with iron. If symptoms persist see an oral surgeon or otolaryngologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do myself to treat this? In brief: Glossitis This is what is called inflammation of the tongue.

Glossitis: The best way to treat inflammation of the tongue is to try to identify cause, for example: allergy, infection, trauma, autoimmune, diet/medication related, tumor etc. It is important to try an identify cause/effect. First see if there is diet or medication associations and make appropriate modifications. If this becomes a chronic condition then having a doctor evaluate would be recommended. ...Read more

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I've got pharyngitis but my symptoms are not bad my throat is okay but i can see and feel the inflammation on back of my tongue what is it?

I've got pharyngitis but my symptoms are not bad my throat is okay but i can see and feel the inflammation on back of my tongue what is it?

Need to see this: Cannot possibly diagnose without seeing and getting history and exam and possibly tests if needed. If this is strep throat it should definitely be treated. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Sore throat for 10 days and yesterday i got inflammation in the middle of the tongue. Also, the middle of my tongue is yellow.

Sore throat for 10 days and yesterday i got inflammation in the middle of the tongue. Also, the middle of my tongue is yellow.

Yellow tongue: Yellow tongue may be caused by an overgrowth of bacteria on the injured papillae of your tongue. Avoid coffee or alcohol and brush your tongue frequently. ...Read more

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Got plica fimbriata on one side of tongue. Used salt water and inflammation/pain decreased, but the pointy part of flap now blackish. Is that bad?

Got plica fimbriata on one side of tongue. Used salt water and inflammation/pain decreased, but the pointy part of flap now blackish. Is that bad?

Plica fimbriata: I'm familiar with plica fimbriata Christopher but it is usually painless. On the occasions that it is painful it is treated conservatively with tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin or just what you did with the salt water. If it does become chronically painful or bothersome then it can be treated surgically. I don't know what yours looks like exactly but it sounds like something your doctor should see. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will cleaning extra well (flossing, brushing, tongue scrape, antiseptic mouthrinse) help the inflammation heal faster at all?

Yes: I am assuming you referring to gum inflammation. If that's th e case, then yes. Good home care will cure early inflammation. If the condition persists, see your dentist or periodontist. ...Read more

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Have small intestine inflammation one issue is white tongue - geographic tongue, is there medicine to rid it? Pale, fuzzy, red bumps back of tongue...

Have small intestine inflammation one issue is white tongue - geographic tongue, is there medicine to rid it? Pale, fuzzy, red bumps back of tongue...

Tongue issues: There is no treatment for geographic or white tongue. The appearance of the tongue changes a lot and sometimes may reflect what's going on anywhere else in the body. If your inflammation is active, this may be reflective of your tongue, so treating your problem may help the appearance of your time, but that's not guarantee. The red bumps in the back are most likely taste buds. If in doubt, see doc. ...Read more

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Why does tongue papilla get inflammed?

Why does tongue papilla get inflammed?

Dry mouth, allergies: Tongue papilla require moistness for proper function. If you suffer from dry mouth, do not drink enough water, or have had an allergic reaction to food, the papillae will enlarge. Make sure to stay hydrated, use a dry mouth mouthwash like biotene twice daily after brushing, and if it persists, see a dentist to make sure it is simply inflammation. ...Read more

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