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My tongue hurts and has some bumps on it, cuts underneath it (near my jaw area) and my throat hurts. Can't stretch my tongue or eat food without pain

My tongue hurts and has some bumps on it, cuts underneath it (near my jaw area) and my throat hurts. Can't stretch my tongue or eat food without pain

Broken/sharp teeth?: Check for sharp or broken teeth/restorations in area of sore tongue. Soreness can lead to pain on swallowing and also sore throat symptoms. However, you need to see a dentist or doctor to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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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 went to dentist over 1 week ago and still have 2 cuts in my mouth that hurt so bad, it hurts to drink/eat anything! I tried salt water nothing helps?

I went to dentist over 1 week ago and still have 2 cuts in my mouth that hurt so bad, it hurts to drink/eat anything! I tried salt water nothing helps?

Iatrogenic trauma: Any trauma that has been induced by the dentist's activity, manner, or therapy is defined as an iatrogenic trauma. The skill, experience, and up-to-date knowledge of dentists are the main factors to prevent possible iatrogenic traumas. However self-induced trauma after local anesthesia is unpredictable. Symptomatic therapy is sufficient to alleviate and resolve symptoms. Call your dentist. ...Read more

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How to treat cuts or canker sores in the mouth. Have two marks in lower lip where it got cut &it even hurts to eat. What can I take to get rid of it?

How to treat cuts or canker sores in the mouth. Have two marks in lower lip where it got cut &it even hurts to eat. What can I take to get rid of it?

Gargle and avoid...: Since you mouth is teeming with bacteria, and the sore is the result of a herpes reactivation to due the virus perceiving stress:
1. Reduce the bruden of bacteria near the wound by gargling with listerine or salt water 60seconds twice a day until the sores go away (the bacterial load near the sore may delay healing), and
2. Avoid sour, citrus, acidic, spicey foods which will irritate the sore. ...Read more

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I have a cut on the roof of my mouth that has been there for about a week now. Should I go to the dentist or to the hospital? It hurts when I eat and drink. Its very painful!

I have a cut on the roof of my mouth that has been there for about a week now. Should I go to the dentist or to the hospital? It hurts when I eat and drink. Its very painful!

Go to dentist: Most cuts, abrasions and normal pathology resolve within 7-10 days. Any lesion that does not heal within 7-10 days shouild be examined by a dentist. ...Read more

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I have a viral infection. Still have phlegm and cough. Two days now my mouth and tongue feel burnt. It hurts to eat and everything tastes different?

I have a viral infection. Still have phlegm and cough. Two days now my mouth and tongue feel burnt. It hurts to eat and everything tastes different?

GLOSSITIS: (inflammation of the mouth/tongue) is a common result of some upper respiratory and many stomach viruses.

Hope this is helpful

Dr Z ...Read more

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I just saw the dentist for fillings and now I have a long red sore on the side of my tongue it hurts to eat and my teeth rub against it what can I do?

I just saw the dentist for fillings and now I have a long red sore on the side of my tongue it hurts to eat and my teeth rub against it what can I do?

Accidental injury: Two likely scenarios are an accidental injury from the treatment itself during the procedure and the possibility you bit your tongue if you were numb for the procedure. In either case, it should heal on its own without any treatment and without any complications. Rinsing with salt water may help it feel better meanwhile. Any further questions should be addressed to the dentist who treated you. ...Read more

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My tongue feels sore towards the back left it hurts to eat drink also my jaw hurts and teeth feel sensitive what causes this?

My tongue feels sore towards the back left it hurts to eat drink also my jaw hurts and teeth feel sensitive what causes this?

Need an exam: These symptoms may be related or more likely be caused by different issues. You need a good dental evaluation to understand what is going on. ...Read more

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Hello Sir...I hv cuts in tongue....l can't eat anything likr chappatti and sabji. No.l need an answer only...It doesn't cause any serious problem....

Hello Sir...I hv cuts in tongue....l can't eat anything likr chappatti and sabji. No.l need an answer only...It doesn't cause any serious problem....

..Ok: For a short period....eat soft bland food.....Khir, soak Chapati in milk. Lidocain viscous is available, can be swished and swallowed few minutes before meal. After each meal....rinse your mouth well...that will help healing faster. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left part of tongue for almost one day, it hurts when I eat something, my tongue seems normalnot any notable changesuggest me a cure?

I have pain in my left part of tongue for almost one day, it hurts when I eat something, my tongue seems normalnot any notable changesuggest me a cure?

Injury?: Please first rule out any causes such as trauma, injury or burn like biting on it.....
If the pain continues or gets worse must go see a dentist. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I eat, my tongue really hurts. It's really hurt every time it moves when I eat. I usually stop eating because of the pain. Please help me?

Oral medicine: Although many ENT doctors, particularly head and neck surgeons are experts on the tongue, I would advise a visit to the dental school and see a specialist in oral medicine. Pain or burning in the tongue may be the result of vit. B deficiency or a fungal infection. ...Read more

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How do you eat if they have to cut out your tongue for cancer?

How do you eat if they have to cut out your tongue for cancer?

You adapt: As long as you have the back of your tongue and some of the front you can do pretty well with eating. The tongue helps to move the food around and back and the back of the tongue stimulates the swallowing reflex. ...Read more

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I have pain on the right side of my tongue hurts to eat. Is there anything to dull the pain?

OTC pain meds: Work pretty well. Alternate Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen taking care not to exceed the newly revised daily maximum for either med. If it persists more than 2-3 days, schedule an exam and get it looked it, just to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a cut on my tongue. I had it for 4 days and just last night and today hurts the most. Can I use orajel to remove the pain?

Yes: Orajel is a topical anesthetic that will very temporarily relieve the pain. If the paid is really bad you may want to consider over the counter pain medication such as Ibuprofen if it is safe for you to take, although it may not work too well. If the pain lasts longer than a week or two, you can consider seeing a dentist for an evaluation. Although it should begin to resolve soon if just a cut. ...Read more

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Why does my tongue hurt when I eat orange? Thought it was the dye.

Acid: Oranges are filled with citric acid. If there are breaks in the lining of the tongue oranges will cause tongue pain. ...Read more

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What to do if every time I eat kiwi my tongue hurts and it starts to bleed. Do you think I may be allergic to kiwis?

What to do if every time I eat kiwi my tongue hurts and it starts to bleed. Do you think I may be allergic to kiwis?

? Oral allergy: Syndrome, causes this, but usually it causes swelling rather than bleeding, you need to avoid kiwis, check yourself as well with dermatology/allergy, take care ...Read more

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I think I have a scab or a cut and I feel it with my tongue, its not bleeding it hurts when food touches it, what's going on?

I think I have a scab or a cut and I feel it with my tongue, its not bleeding it hurts when food touches it, what's going on?

Needs to be seen: These types of situations need to be actually seen in order to diagnose and suggest treatment. See your own dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My 5 yr old son has red dots on his tongue which he says is so painful he can't eat. He also says his cheeks hurt. What is this?

Most likely: A fungal infection and the moist common is thrush/candida albicans. Please see your pediatrician or dentist for treatment. Very simple to solve. ...Read more

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Why does my tongue hurt when I eat orange and lemon?

Citric acid: Acidic foods may hurt or burn in your tongue is already sensitive. This could be chronic irritation from using harsh toothpaste with whiteners in it, or a yeast infection of your tongue. If it's bothering you a lot have your doctor take a look. Your dentist may be able to help you if you're due, or if you're not getting answers go see an ent. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I fell and I cut inside my mouth and I touch it with my tongue at it hurts and feels circular what is it?

I'm concerned because I fell and I cut inside my mouth and I touch it with my tongue at it hurts and feels circular what is it?

Cheek biting?: Oral mucosa are highly vascularized and usually heal wonderfully without any problem. Make sure keep the mouth clean with good oral hygiene. Chloraseptic or numbing spray can be used to help relieve discomfort, though not required for healing. Orajel and orabase can also be used for numbing effect. ...Read more

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I have a small white circular abnormality under my tongue that really hurts to eat, talk, or when I touch it. It's been 3 days. What do I do?

AHankerin'FerACanker: That's most probably a "canker sore" ("apthous ulcer"). They can really hurt! No one is sure of the cause. They tend to recur. There's lots about it on-line. Lotsa really weird recommendations. I've found frequent application of a high-potency steroid works well. The trick is rubbing it in then keeping the saliva away for a while. It could be something else so if not better in 2-3 weeks see a doc ...Read more

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I ate some hot food today there is a tiny bump on the tip of my tongue hurts when pressing down on it feels like a cut but isn't a cut what is this?

I ate some hot food today there is a tiny bump on the tip of my tongue hurts when pressing down on it feels like a cut but isn't a cut what is this?

Inflamed taste bud: Foods and drinks that are hot or spicy can burn or irritate the taste buds. You should mix a teaspoon of salt in a warm water and gargle it for 3 minutes 4 X per day. It brings blood flow to the area which helps reduce the inflammation. it should subside more and more every day and after 4 days stop. Good luck. ...Read more