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I have had a very itchy tongue for the past 2 days, it is bothering me so much. I have never had it before... What should I do?

I have had a very itchy tongue for the past 2 days, it is bothering me so much. I have never had it before... What should I do?

Swollen? See doctor: Your symptom may indicate an allergic reaction. You need to see your doctor, especially if it is swollen, indicating this may be affecting your airways. Your doctor may prescribe an oral antihistamine or steroid to stop the reaction. ...Read more

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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Itchy tongue after taking antibiotic. Is this normal?

Itchy tongue after taking antibiotic. Is this normal?

Possibly Candida: It is not uncommon to develop an oral yeast infection after a bout of antibiotics. To be sure that is what is (& not something else) and for treatment you should see the doctor who gave you the antibiotics, an oral surgeon, or dds to evaluate properly if it does not resolve shortly. ...Read more

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I have itchy tongue followed by tongue bump, remedy?

I have itchy tongue followed by tongue bump, remedy?

The remedy.........: Depends upon the diagnosis which can only be determined by a one on one clinical exam by a dentist (or ENT specialist). Schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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I've been having very strange reactions for two months now. The first episode looked like an allergic reaction to icecream - itchy tongue and mouth, c?

I've been having very strange reactions for two months now. The first episode looked like an allergic reaction to icecream - itchy tongue and mouth, c?

Stop: Stop eating anything you think you're allergic to. If you have a lip or tongue swelling or short of breath or wheezing seek immediate medical attention. Otherwise see a primary care physician or allergist just for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Is tamiflu (oseltamivir) dangerous if my child had nose bleeds and swollen itchy tongue from it? Could other symptoms occur even if he quit taking?

Is tamiflu (oseltamivir) dangerous if my child had nose bleeds and swollen itchy tongue from it? Could other symptoms occur even if he quit taking?

Maybe: The swollen itchy tongue is worrisome for allergic reaction. I would stop taking tamiflu and contact doctor. influenza is usually self limited and tamiflu makes you better by one day. So keep monitoring your child, ensure hydration, treat fever with Tylenol (acetaminophen). and if he develops other symptoms like shortness of breath, go to ER. ...Read more

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The back of my tongue turned brown and looks kind of hairy. Also, one area of my gum feels itchy and a bit swelling. Are they related? Wt r the causes?

The back of my tongue turned brown and looks kind of hairy. Also, one area of my gum feels itchy and a bit swelling. Are they related? Wt r the causes?

Hairy tongue: Hairy tongue results when projections on the tongue called papillae grow longer and don't shed like normal. This makes the tongue appear hairy. Debris, bacteria or other organisms can collect on these papillae and result in brown or black appearance. Use a tongue scraper daily. Itchy gum can be from any number of sources and would need to be looked at by your dentist if persists for more than two weeks. ...Read more

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What will cause a higher body temp and a really itchy vagina? I did have black hairy tongue, could that cause an infection in my vagina?

What will cause a higher body temp and a really itchy vagina? I did have black hairy tongue, could that cause an infection in my vagina?

Black hairy tongue: A black hairy tongue is a harmless condition thought to be caused by a buildup of bacteria. The discoloration can be caused by poor oral hygiene, smoking, coffee and tea, dry mouth, and diseases that disrupt the normal bacteria in the mouth.
It has no relation to vaginal infections. ...Read more

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Sensitive mouth or injections==which caused itchy sore lips?

Sensitive mouth or injections==which caused itchy sore lips?

Is there a rash?: Cannot say from your description. Your evaluation will try to clarify the relationship of these symptoms. Things to consider include lip balm, lipstick, other topical applications and foods. ...Read more

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What cause red itchy skin and hives around border of mouth? Lasts no more than an hour.

What cause red itchy skin and hives around border of mouth? Lasts no more than an hour.

With the temporary: Nature sounds like some allergic response to quick exposure, i.e. nail polish, acidic foods. See derm when rash present ...Read more

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What can cause itchy and red patches (looks like blood patches) on the roof of your mouth? Also my lips are really chapped, don't know if it's related.

What can cause itchy and red patches (looks like blood patches) on the roof of your mouth? Also my lips are really chapped, don't know if it's related.

Burn, trauma: Burns, trauma, or pathology could cause such issues on the palate in which secondarily c. trachomatis bacterium settled causing itching sensation. ..Chapped lips due to mouth breathing.....get checked ...Read more

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What causes itchy lips? But no lesions on mouth sometimes causes itchy face and eyes as well sometimes only lips are itchy sometimes lorritadine helps

What causes itchy lips? But no lesions on mouth sometimes causes itchy face and eyes as well sometimes only lips are itchy sometimes lorritadine helps

Contact allergy: Suggestive of something you are using on your face causing the contact allergy. Only thing against it is that Loratadine helped. Consult dermatologist if the problem remains unsolved. ...Read more

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Itchy type pain in ear. Hurts when I use qtip to clean it. If I try to open mouth wide it causes an achy feeling for a few minutes.? How do I treat?

Itchy type pain in ear. Hurts when I use qtip to clean it. If I try to open mouth wide it causes an achy feeling for a few minutes.? How do I treat?

Well...: ...For starters, stop pushing qtips or other instruments into your ear canal. You may have "swimmer's ear, " or otitis media, an inflammation of the external canal. I suggest you seek an exam with your primary physician or a local prompt care ...Read more

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Can a milk allergy cause itchy rashes around the mouth?

Can a milk allergy cause itchy rashes around the mouth?

Yes: Food allergy can cause itchy rashes around the mouth as well as diarrhea, skin rashes all over the body, wheezing and even life threatening reactions called anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Could itchy throat be a cause of dry mouth?

Could itchy throat be a cause of dry mouth?

No: Not really but dryness will make itchy throat worse so you have to know the reason for your itchy throat. ...Read more