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Painful Ridges Around The Edge Of Tongue
My rugae on the left side of my mouth is swollen but not painful the ridges still appear flesh color but are enlarged compared to the right side?
Tissue swelling is generally a sign of inflammation, but it can be anything from trauma (during chewing) to allergy (food, medicine) to infection (virus is most common). Almost all the cases I have seen clear up by themselves. Consider swish and swallow pediatric diphenhydramine elixir (OTC) in case its allergic.
and, of course, followup with PCP if not improving or if y ou find permanent white. ...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
Concerned about a black round bump I found inside mouth in the cheek area. It's not painful and has a bit of white around the edge. No prior implants.
I have developed a rash on my neck. Red and blotchy in that not well defined edges. Gets worse with sun exposure. Not scaly, itchy or painful. Just red. Also have a lesion/sore in mouth on palate show up at same time. Unsure if related.?
Unfortunately it: Will be impossible to diagnose you over the internet since we cannot see your rash or your oral lesion. These findings could easily be related to an autoimmune process or your medications. You need to make an appointment with your health care provider to discuss these new findings. Don't delay. ...Read more
I have a white tab on side of tongue not painful but irritating. Just want to know if I need to worry?
You need: You need to see a dentist to personally examine you, diagnose the lesion, and treat, if necessary, accordingly. May be benign and nothing of concern of something more serious. We can't diagnose or advise you over the internet sight unseen. ...Read more
There are multiple big white dots it the back of tongue. They are slightly painful. Tongue is also white?
Normal papillae?: Everybody has a row of 7-11 prominent taste buds on the back of the tongue, arranged in a shallow V shaped line. They're called circumvallate papillae; google it for photos. Perhaps yours are currently more obvious because of your coated tongue, which is common itself especially during minor viral infections, altered nutrition, etc. Probably nothing to worry about, but see doctor if uncertain. ...Read more
What would cause a blueberry sized knot to pop up IN the middle of tongue? Popped up within an hour and is very very painful?
See your dentist: Some conditions may require further assessment, tests and your dentist may book a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more
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
I have a tongue bite and it hasn't gone away in a bit over a month. It randomly starts getting painful usually mornings or night. How does it go away?
May see: Your GP. One month is too long for a tongue bite wound to heal. Infections or other tongue lesions may need to be ruled out ...Read more
I have randomly been discovering I have bitten my tongue (every 2 weeks or so). Usually I notice in the morning, and it is always far back and painful?
Possible seizures: You may be suffering from nocturnal seizures with those types of symptoms. You should bring this up with your primary doctor so they can examine what you're referring to as the bite marks and see if they decide that a consult with a neurologist may be appropriate. Wanna chat in a private session? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
See a dentist: If the cut is a recent injury, you should have it evaluated by a dentist or your family MD to see if any treatment is indicated. Medications can be prescribed to help numb the area or to relieve the pain during the healing process. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: Bumps can be normal anatomy, allergic or die to abnormal growths. See an oral surgeon for proper diagnosis and management. ...Read more
Tongue sore: Impossible to answer without history/exam. If ulcers treated one way;rash treated another. A biopsy may be needed. Can be aphthous ulcers (canker sores), geographic tongue;tongue biting;yeast;allergy. Tip of tongue often from rubbing tongue over teeth. This can cause pain/burning. Teeth may need to be smoothed, habit broken. Check with your dentist or a specialist in oral diagnosis/oral medicine/oral path. ...Read more
See a dentist: There are many different sores that can occur on your tongue. Without more information it is hard to give you a direct answer. It may be as simple as a canker sore, or it could be cancer. See a dentist when the sores are present and he or she will be able to give you the best recommendation. ...Read more
Seek advice: This slump needs clarification. Especially since you notice hurts. See your ENT Ear, nose and throat physician or dermatologist to clarify ...Read more
See your dentist: See your dentist who can diagnose what you have and suggest treatment. It could be accidental traumatic injury from sharp tooth or filling or accidental bite, bacterial or viral infection, or a canker sore just to mention a few possibilities. ...Read more
Aphthous ulcer?: Aphthous ulcers are quite common and most adult experience it at some point. It is often small of around 1/3 in in size, whitish base with red rim. Despite small, it can be quite painful. The exact cause if not known, but believe to have some autoimmune components. Otc sorethroat spray, motrin/aleve may help. Steroid rinse/paste may help. Herpes ulcer causes some pain too. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
My son bite through his tongue and now he has a clear hard bubble underneath his tongue and it is painful what should I do?
I have enlarged taste buds on the back of tongue. Not painful and not causing any problems what can it be from? Anything to worry about?
Normal: Google tongue picture...they are normal. If you are concerned, ask your Dentist to take a look. ...Read more
My fifteen year old son has developed white patches on his tongue, which are flat and not painful, they do not scrape off. What could they be?
Geographic Tongue: If there is a a patchy "map-like" appearance, then this is possibly a geographic tongue which is a harmless condition, sometimes associated with another illness, cause unknown, and no treatment necessary. If this is a confluent (all over) thick white covering of the tongue, then it may be thrush, which requires treatment with a prescription. ...Read more
I have white patches on the back of my tongue, it is not painful at all and I think I can pull it off but I haven't really tried what coulf it be?
My tongue is very painful underneath on the left side. There are no bumps just a low pain constantly, then increased pain if I move my tongue or try?
What will help flare ups due to a geographical tongue it is really painful! On a 1-10 scale a 7 I can barely eat and am even losing weight please help!
See a dentist: Geographic tongue by itself is not painful. You may have something else going on to cause the amount of pain you are experiencing. This needs to be seen to be diagnosed and treated. See a dentist or oral surgeon asap. Meanwhile avoid spicy, acidic foods and drinks, use otc pain relief like advil (ibuprofen) if you can take this. ...Read more
I had oral sex and my tongue has been changing. I have white ridges and lightish coloring. I had it a day after I preformed. There were two, now there are four rings. Whatshould I do?
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