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Middle Of Tongue 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 (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
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
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
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
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
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
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
How often should I use a tongue scraper? I would think using it too much could cause your tongue to feel raw/sore
Daily: Used properly, daily use is no problem. Certainly you are the best one to monitor your situation. Good Luck. ...Read more
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
My tongue is really sore. It hurts to eat. It's not discolored and it doesn't have any sores. This has been going on for about 2 weeks. Why?
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
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
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
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
See a dentist: Or an oral surgeon to evaluate the problem. Could possibly be something serious if not evaluated and treated. ...Read more
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
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
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
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