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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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Burn (Heat Or Fire) (Definition)

A burn is an injury to the skin caused by heat, flames, or chemicals. Burns are more or less severe depending on which layers of the skin are affected. A first-degree burn is in the epidermis, or the top layer of the skin. A second-degree burn affects the dermis, or second layer of the skin. A third-degree burn goes all the way through the skin. A fourth-degree burn extends to deeper structures such as muscle and bone. ...Read more


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Can you get tongue burns from french kissing?

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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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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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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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

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On cloritmazole for 12 days and tongue still burns. Does that mean I dont have thrush?

On cloritmazole for 12 days and tongue still burns.  Does that mean I dont have thrush?

Probably not thrush: Thrush can cause an uncomfortable tongue and mouth but there are many causes of burning tongue from endocrinologic issues, chronic inflammatory conditions, tobacco, medications and toxins. You should arrange follow up with your MD since the treatment already prescribed is not making an impact ...Read more

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Chewed a clove raw garlic and it left burns on the side of my tongue/inside of my cheek (day 3, better but not gone). What can I do?

Chewed a clove raw garlic and it left burns on the side of my tongue/inside of my cheek (day 3, better but not gone). What can I do?

Wait: Just wait it out, and it will heal. Give it a week or two. Keep your mouth rinsed out with water as much as possible - especially after eating. If worse, see your primary care for an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more