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Why is my tongue white and sore?

Candidiasis possibly: Candidiasis is a fungal infection that can occur on the tongue ad/or other areas in the mouth. In infants it is often called thrush. It leaves a white coating that can be scrapped off. The tissue under the coating is sore and bleeds easily. This condition must be treated with appropriate medication. Please see your dentist for an evaluation asap. ...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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I am experiencing a painful sore on end of tongue?

I am experiencing a painful sore on end of tongue?

Internet diagnosis: The lesion needs to be visualized, and together with a full medical history and examination, a determination can be made on what ails you. Call a local dentist or oral surgeon for an appointment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the back of your tongue is sore?

What does it mean if the back of your tongue is sore?

If the soreness: Is persisting best to be seen by your physician if dentist for a more accurate diagnosis and treatment if needed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why have I got such a dry tongue. No pain or not sore?

Why have I got such a dry tongue. No pain or not sore?

Doctor & Pharmacist: Check with your doctor and pharmacist regarding medications that you may be taking which may cause xerostomia. That is clinical 'dry mouth.'
and have a frank discussion about social drinking and cigarette smoking (or chewing tobacco) as these both are known to augment the effects of dry mouth symptoms! ...Read more

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I need advice on what to do with this painful sore on end of tongue?

I need advice on what to do with this painful sore on end of tongue?

Have it evaluated: In order to provide the proper treatment, you need to have your tongue examined by a healthcare professional to determine the cause as there could be a number of reasons why you have the sore on your tongue. ...Read more

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Tongue is furry white and has around ten sore like things on back, what is this?

Tongue is furry white and has around ten sore like things on back, what is this?

Possibly a: Yeast infection. Please see your dentist or your physician for definitive assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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My tongue is very. Sore and my taste. Is different on everythng it hurts what can I do to help?

My tongue is very. Sore and my taste. Is different on everythng it hurts what can I do to help?

Tongue not normal: See your dentist soon to examine your tongue. If he/she isn't sure what's happening, they can refer you to either an oral surgeon or internist, whichever is appropriate. Sometimes it's as simple as a product your using, other times it can be an infection, but do have it examined soon. ...Read more

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I have a pain or soreness on both sides of my tongue like I bite it or burned it. What could it be.

I have a pain or soreness on both sides of my tongue like I bite it or burned it. What could it be.

Burning Tongue: These symptoms are consistent with 'burning tongue syndrome'. You may also want to check for 'adverse reactions' of any medications that you are taking, since they sometimes cause dry mouth. You may have bit your tongue during your sleep. However, any concern about lesions or sensations on the lateral borders of the tongue require a thorough evaluation by an oral surgeon or oral pathologist. ...Read more

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My tongue has started to develop large splotches and it's mildly sore. What could it be, it's been a couple weeks now.

Tongue splotches: There are many things that can be showing this as a symptom, however, geographic tongue where "splotches" appear on the tongue and change position sometimes daily, and can be tender is a benign condition called geographic tongue and there is no necessary tx for this. Advise to see your dentist to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes a sore tongue?

What causes a sore tongue?

Variety of Causes: The majority of tongue problems are not serious and most can be resolved on it's own. However, if you have a sore on your tongue that doesn't go away within two weeks, you should consult a doctor or dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is my tongue red and sore?

Would need: To examine to render a diagnosis. Best to be seen by a dentist for a preliminary exam. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why is the side of my tongue sore?

Why is the side of my tongue sore?

Did you bite it?: That's the most likely explanation I can think of... Did you have any recent dental work done etc? ...Read more

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What is this sore on the tip of my tongue?

Multippossibilities: It could be anything from a traumatized taste bud to an inflamed taste bud to inflammation from a external stimulus to something more complicated. I would see qualified dentist to eval and possibly refer to pathologist if needed, most likely minor but get checked to ensure. ...Read more

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I have a oval shaped sore on my tongue. What could it be?

See dentist: Trauma from a bite, viral infection are two of the many causes. You should see a dentist to get this checked if you do not remember biting your tongue recently. ...Read more

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Sore lump on tongue?

Sore lump on tongue?

Dentist: Any abnormality in your mouth that persists longer that 2 weeks should be examined by a dentist. ...Read more

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Why is my tongue yellow and sore? What causes this?

Enlarged papillae?: Usually yellow tongue is caused by enlarged tiny projections on the surface of your tongue which are inhabited by bacteria which produce yellow pigments. It is a harmless condition. If however the whites of your eyes are yellow as well you may have jaundice and should see your physician as soon as you are able. If you are unsure, it is always better to have a clinical examination. ...Read more

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My tongues has been sore for almost a month. I'm afraid it's serious. What to do?

My tongues has been sore for almost a month. I'm afraid it's serious. What to do?

See a dentist: Or an oral surgeon to evaluate the problem. Could possibly be something serious if not evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Sore lumps on back of tongue?

Sore lumps on back of tongue?

Taste buds or?: Could be sore or inflamed taste buds, bacterial or viral infection or something else. Depending upon how sore, other symptoms, and\or how curious as to the cause, see pcp, ENT or dentist. No one can render an accurate diagnosis over the internet, especially sight unseen. ...Read more

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What could lead to a sore tongue?

Many causes: There are many causes for a sore tongue. The most common cause is biting it. There are also canker sores, viruses and other infections that can cause pain. Most things will heal in a few days. If your pain is increasing, you have difficulty eating, doesn't go away in a week you should see a dentist to have it evaluated. Sooner if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Why does fruit make my tongue sore?

Oral AllergySyndrome: Patients with oral allergy syndrome may react after they eat certain fruits or vegetables. If a fruit makes you have bad symptoms, avoid that fruit. ...Read more

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I have a sore tongue, what can I do?

I have a sore tongue, what can I do?

Gargle: Try gargling with warm salt water or even biotene. Do you brush you tongue? That will hep sometimes too. ...Read more

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How can you take care of a sore tongue?

How can you take care of a sore tongue?

Why is it sore?: If you bit it, then it should heal on its own. Use warm salt water to keep it clean and promote healing. If you have a sharp tooth that did this, see your dentist. ...Read more

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Why is my tongue sore after being sick all week?

Tongue: May be viral, dryness or less likely bacterial. Suggest warm salt water gargles and ibuprofen to start. It if persists check it out with your doctor ...Read more

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Does vincents angina leave your tongue very sore?

Does vincents angina leave your tongue very sore?

Vincent's angina: Vincents angina is an infection of the back of of the throat and tonsillar area. A related infection is vincent's infection which affects the gums.
Neither affects the tongue, but if the infection of the throat or tonsils is severe enough, it may feel as though the tongue is sore. ...Read more

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Little bumps on tongue lie bumps on tongue are sore?

Bumps on tongue: We can't diagnose this without a visual examination.
If the bumps and/or the soreness does not resolve itself in 7-10 days, call your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What can cause a sore tongue, mostly when I lay down?

What can cause a sore tongue, mostly when I lay down?

Stress or Anxiety: Problems with the tongue can result from infections, tumors, chronic disease (GERD) and stress also can cause this along with anxiety. See your GP for evaluation. ...Read more