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Tongue burns and has sections or dents. What could be wrong?

Tongue burns and has sections or dents. What could be wrong?

Multiple causes: It could be be number of things like candida infection, allergy, systemic condition or a nerve dysfunction. I would suggest seeing an orofacial pain or oral medicine specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Breaux
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Burns (Definition)

To the skin and possibly deeper structures. 1st-degree is into the epidermis, or top layer of the skin. 2nd-degree is into the dermis, or bottom layer of the skin. 3rd-degree is all the way through the skin. 4th-degree is into deeper ...Read more


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When a person eat something hot does it burns the taste buds on your tongue and what can u do to heal. Them pleaz help?

Time: Like any burn, it will take time to heal the site. Immediately applying ice will coo.The tissues rapidly to lessen the damage and reduce seeking. Keep foods softer and blanser for a few says to lessen the continued irritation. A numbing agent such as ambesol will make things a little more comfortable. It will just take time to heal.Unless you know someone with an nd:yag laser which works great. ...Read more

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I have a strange tongue with toothmarks an both sites. Little burns and I am verry tired. What can this means?

I have a strange tongue with toothmarks an both sites.  Little burns and I am verry tired.  What can this means?

Maybe OSA: I take it you mean you have a large tongue with imprints of the teeth on both sides. This can be one of the oral signs of obstructive sleep apnea (osa). Being very tired is another sign of osa. You should visit your doctor who can determine if there are other signs of osa and then have a sleep study performed. ...Read more

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Can you get tongue burns from french kissing?

Burning tongue syndr: Certain fungal and yeast infections that cause patchy burning spots can result and are easily treated with the right meds. ...Read more

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What dies it mean when your tongue is split and red and burns?

Usually Glossitis: There are many different types of conditions which can cause the appearance of your tongue which you describe. The general term for this type of change is "glossitis." some types of glossitis have underlying causes (poor nutrition, immune problems, etc.) and some are spontaneous. See a dentist, ent, or oral surgeon if you want to know for sure. Also, get a physical check-up to see if you're O.K. ...Read more

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About a week ago my tongue swelled and then the taste buds fell off and eating or drinking burns and i can't taste anything. What could this be?

About a week ago my tongue swelled and then the taste buds fell off and eating or drinking burns and i can't taste anything. What could this be?

Many Possibilities: For a fairly complete list of possibilities, see http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003047.Htm . Sometimes the cause is unknown and the diagnosis is called burning tongue syndrome or idiopathic glossopyrosis. You will need to be assessed by a dentist and possibly referred to other specialists to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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33yr man has white, tough, spots on middle of tongue from1to3in big, slight pain all time, burns with hot things, healthy, no meds, app.Had1yr, no discharge?

33yr man has white, tough, spots on middle of tongue from1to3in big, slight pain all time, burns with hot things, healthy, no meds, app.Had1yr, no discharge?

Needs to be seen: What you describe could be many things and there is no way to know what it is or tell you whether or not it requires treatment without actually seeing it clinically in person. I recommend that you see your general dentist, oral surgeon or ENT specialist for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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My tongue itches and burns but there are no bumps present what could it be?

My tongue itches and burns but there are no bumps present what could it be?

Glossitis: an inflammation of the tongue common with vitamin deficiencies and/ or infection of the tongue. You should be examined and treated. ...Read more