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Why does my tongue hurt so bad?

Why does my tongue hurt so bad?

Not sure: Please give more details...Any changes in color? Any lesions? Any swelling? There is a condition called burning mouth syndrome that can be quite bothersome. For a good review of this disorder please visit http://www. Nidcr. Nih. Gov/oralhealth/topics/burning/burningmouthsyndrome. Htm. ...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 hurt under tongue? What do I do?

I hurt under tongue? What do I do?

See a dentist: Who can determine the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Would getting my tongue split hurt?

Would getting my tongue split hurt?

Yes: Hey! You are a human being. If you got your thumb split, would it hurt? Cutting into tissue and through skin hurts. Is that really a mystery? ...Read more

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Why does it hurt to stick my tongue out?

Why does it hurt to stick my tongue out?

IDK: How long has this been going on for? Where exactly does it hurt? Does the pain linger? Are you aware of any other medical or dental symptoms? A few things come to mind: sore throat from allergies, post nasal drip, bacterial or viral infection? Swollen glands? Inflammation or infection from lower back tooth? Sore\ulcer on tongue that you cannot see? If it continues, see your dentist. ...Read more

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Burnt my tongue almost a week ago why does it still hurt?

Burnt my tongue almost a week ago why does it still hurt?

Burnt tongue: Not sure without an examination. It may have more damage than a simple burn.
See your dentist or an ENT specialist for an examination, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why does my tongue hurt today? Can some foods from dinner cause it?

Why does my tongue hurt today? Can some foods from dinner cause it?

Not sure: I am not aware of anything that causes pain in the tongue. Can you be more specific about what kind of pain, and what you ate?
You could have a small taste bud which is degenerating and causing a little pain, or you could also have a canker sore. ...Read more

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Why could my tongue hurt really bad if I didn't bite it or anything?

Tongue: Infection may cause tongue pain. Some people are clenchers at night which can cause local tongue trauma. You should check it out ...Read more

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Does it really hurt if you go get your tongue split? What is given for the pain?

Does it really hurt if you go get your tongue split? What is given for the pain?

I would guess: Just think about how much it hurts to bite your tongue. Tongue splitting is generally done by non-medical personal that may not have any medical training. They cannot prescribe anything for pain other than over the counter medications. Probably ibuprofen. Not a recommended procedure due to possible nerve damage and infection. ...Read more

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I don't know why but I always bite my tongue and now it hurts a lot can you help?

I don't know why but I always bite my tongue and now it hurts a lot can you help?

Be careful: Biting the soft tissues inside of your mouth is most likely not related to your teeth.
Take smaller bites of food, and chew more slowly.
Once you bite an area it becomes slightly swollen and you tend to bite it again- unfortunately. ...Read more

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My tongue has been for three weeks and now hurts on the left side. Please help!

My tongue has been for three weeks and now hurts on the left side. Please help!

Been what?: Sorry, your tongue has been what for three weeks? Did you bite it? Have a sore? Three weeks is a long time as the mouth and tongue usually heal quickly. See your dentist to have any sore looked at. ...Read more

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A dark brown line has appeared on my daughters tongue. It doesn't hurt but I wondered if it's anything to worry about?

A dark brown line has appeared on my daughters tongue. It doesn't hurt but I wondered if it's anything to worry about?

Possible concern: There are different causes for discoloration of the tongue. It can be as simple as a staining from a particular food to something more concerning like a fungal infection. I would recommend that you get her evaluated by her medical provider if it hasn't gone away over the next couple of days. In the meantime you can have her swish and spit with some warm salt water (2 oz water to 1 teaspoon of salt ...Read more

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I awake some mornings with an extremely painful tongue. It is just the top that hurts. There is nothing out of the ordinary looking at my tongue.

Burning tongue: A painful tongue can be the result of dry mouth. If you are breathing through your mouth while you sleep the dryness can cause a burning sensation of the tongue. Try using biotene gel to coat your tongue when you go to sleep and see if this helps. If not, have your dentist or ENT check it to be sure there isn't another underlying cause. ...Read more

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Why does my tongue hurts?

So many factors..: Really can't tell over the internet. See a local dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I bit my tongue and it hurts!?

What to do if I bit my tongue and it hurts!?

Avoid traumatizing: If you bit your tongue and do not have an open wound, the trauma to the tongue should resolve quickly. You may want to consider a soft diet and avoidance of any activity that could cause irritation to the tongue as it is recovering. You may also consider using some over the counter meds that can soothe or numb the area as it is recovering. ...Read more

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My tongue is swollan and it hurts if I touch it why is this?

My tongue is swollan and it hurts if I touch it why is this?

Swollen tongue: An evaluation from a dentist with advanced training in oral medicine is recommended to determine a proper diagnosis. Burning tongue syndrome is another possible diagnosis and can be treated with lysine supplements and neuropathic meds. ...Read more

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Bump that hurts on my tongue?

The word "bump".: Most bumps on the tongue are taste buds. But, something that is painful must be addressed. But, the word 'bump' is not in any way descriptive enough to base a valid medical answer for you. Can you describe this better? ...Read more

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My tongue hurts from scraping?

My tongue hurts from scraping?

Be gentle: You only want to remove the loose material from your tongue when you scrape it. There is no need to be vigorous or to go deep. ...Read more

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How come the bottom of my tongue hurts?

Tongue pain: Tongue pain - or any oral pain - should be examined by a physician if it is persistent. Most causes are inflammatory, but other causes should be ruled out and in some cases a biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more

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How come that my tongue hurts?

Don't bite it: Is it dry? Does it hurt to move? Is it enlarged? Is it tender?
There is atypical mouth pain syndrome that has not been defined. There can be sores on the tongue that also hurt. We need to know if the pain is affected by tongue movement or by eating. Has it been burned? Have you bitten it? Has it changed color? Does temperature change effect it? We need more information. ...Read more

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Why does under my tongue hurt?

Why does under my tongue hurt?

Hard to say...: Many possibilities, but only one answer that applies to you. See your dentist to get that answer. ...Read more

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It hurts to chew my food and my whole tongue hurts?

Oral Discomfort: This is a difficult question to answer without a thorough oral examination. Tongue discomfort may be caused by a myriad of issues. Did you recently eat any very spicy or hot (temperature) foods? Your symptoms may also be caused by herpetic lesions, canker sores, or tongue biting. Please meet with your dentist or an oral surgeon immediately for an oral examination and oral cancer screening! ...Read more

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My tongue ring has started to hurt. What could be wrong?

Infection: Tongue rings as well as any " jewlery" in the oral enviroment are prone to collect bacteria around them. The mouth contains thousands of good and bad bacteria which often collect around these artificial surfaces. Sometimes cleaning alone will not remedy this and they must be removed. ...Read more

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Red dot on tongue; and it hurts, what do you think this could be?

Irritation/allergy: Could be irritation from chemicals in foods or drinks, or from ill fitting crowns or bridges.
Or it could be a part of an allergic reaction to any thing like foods, meds., smoke etc. ...Read more

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White stuff on the side of my tongue and it hurts underneth and on top?

See your doctor: You may have a yeast infection and your doctor needs to see you. She will diagnose and treat the problem. You may be on other medication that causes that problem. ...Read more

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I bit my tongue really hard a week ago and it still hurts. What can I do?

Give it time: Tongues usually heal quickly.
Kanka, an over the counter elixir, dabbed on often relieves the pain.
If this lasts too much longer, see your dentist. You may have an infection. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have little white bumps on your tongue that hurt?

Get examined: It could be a number of things including irritation OM rubbing on your teeth, to sensitivity to foods, to other things. Please get it checked by your dentist as soon as you can. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my tongue has cracks on it and hurts. What caused it?

Dry mouth and/or: Candidiasis (thrush) are two good possibilities. Your dentist should be able to give you a more concise diagnosis and prescribe proper treatment. It is not possible to diagnosis your condition with out an exam. ...Read more

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What are little white round balls on my tongue? What are they? They're all over and hurt!

Can be thrush?: Unless a doctor sees these white bumps, it is difficult to guess. It could very well be thrush or bad oral hygiene. ...Read more

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My tongue looks white & goes red on front & it hurts why is it doing this & what could it be?

Blotchy tongue: A white blotchy tongue with spots of red indicate a condition called geographic tongue. The red spots are tender most likely because they don't have a thick enough protective layer of epithelium / & taste buds. Hot, spicy foods will often be uncomfortable. To get confirmation on this, see your dentist and discuss possible remedies? ...Read more