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My tongue is white & cracked and I have a sore, really dark spot on the side of it, is this anything to be worried about?

My tongue is white & cracked and I have a sore, really dark spot on the side of it, is this anything to be worried about?

Sore on tongue: White coated tongue can be from mouth breathing or candida. Dark sore on the tongue should be checked by a oral surgeon if no better with oral glypxide swishes. ...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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My tongue is sore, cracked and has a large red mark on it. What could this be?

My tongue is sore, cracked and has a large red mark on it. What could this be?

Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, STD's, cancer. Get checked. ...Read more

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I've eaten a lot of toxic waste sour candies and now my tongue is cracked and sore. Is there a good way to soothe it?

I've eaten a lot of toxic waste sour candies and now my tongue is cracked and sore. Is there a good way to soothe it?

You might: Try the biotene system (available at local drug stores) and quit eating the candy. Get checked out by a dentist asap as well. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hey I've had pus on my right cheek and like a little sore on my right side of my tongue like a month ago and now it seems to appear again out of nowea?

Hey I've had pus on my right cheek and like a little sore on my right side of my tongue like a month ago and now it seems to appear again out of nowea?

Need to be seen: A pustulating mouth lesion likely requires expert surgical evacuation and appropriate antibiotics to achieve permanent resolution. Good luck! ...Read more

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A big cold-sore like lesion between the crack of my cheek and right upper gums. Painful since this morning. What is causing this?

A big cold-sore like lesion between the crack of my cheek and right upper gums.  Painful since this morning.  What is causing this?

Virus: It could be a virus, but then again your wisdom tooth may be erupting and you're pinching your cheek between the tooth and your jaw. Must be seen in person to diagnose correctly. Please call your local dentist. ...Read more

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I have sore on the side the inside of my cheek and now my tongue. What could it be? And how should I take care of it? Im not sexually active.

I have sore on the side the inside of my cheek and now my tongue. What could it be? And how should I take care of it? Im not sexually active.

Canker sore: You probably developed canker sores. A common lesion of the cheeks and tongue area. We think if maybe an autoimmune response to certain triggers like stress, illness, foods, etc. They go away within two weeks. No cure. Just treat the symptoms. Take mild pain med. Apply over-the-counter canker sore meds to numb or cover them so you can eat. Avoid spicy or acidy food and drink. Not contagious. ...Read more

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The surface of my left cheek/face feels like t has a rash while the inside feels swollen. My tongue on the right side is sore and swollen as well.

Cheek swollen: While these symptoms may point to a number of causes, it sounds like a swollen salivary gland. This can be an isolated occurrence, or part of a syndrome called Sjogren's Syndrome. The sore tongue suggests an inflammatory process. You might consult an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I have some what large bumps or sores on the inside of my left cheek, a very painful yellowish sore or bump on the right side of my tongue, and more?

I have some what large bumps or sores on the inside of my left cheek, a very painful yellowish sore or bump on the right side of my tongue, and more?

Well: Few possibilities. But the. Or Tom line is you need to see doctor for exam and then a diagnosis. This is important now so get going ...Read more

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Last year october i kissed my then boyfriend, i ended up with a sore dry cracked burning white tongue. Which has persisted up to now. Possible causes?

See a dentist: There are many causes for a sore tongue and since you have had this problem for over 6 months, it is time that you see a dentist or oral surgeon to have your tongue evaluated. ...Read more

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I have had a sore tongue for 3 or 4 days it feels burnt and it has a crack on the surface that hurts tongue cancer?

I have had a sore tongue for 3 or 4 days it feels burnt and it has a crack on the surface that hurts tongue cancer?

No: You should see ENT doctor to be evaluated and treated ,most likely is infection or secondary to trauma. ...Read more

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White spots under tongue, rough sore spots under tongue & back sides of tongue also on creases between cheek &gum. Very painful when i bit my cheek?

White  spots under tongue, rough sore spots under tongue & back sides of tongue also on creases between cheek &gum. Very painful when i bit my cheek?

Unfortunately: These types of situations require a one on one clincial exam for a diagnosis and proper treatment. Merely listing some possibilities will be of no service to you. Schedule an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read more

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Hello, I've notice two white bumps inside my mouth one my right cheek, and in my bottom lip, my tongue's white with reddish circles in the edges, and also a cracked tongue.! ...reason I'm asking I won't be able to go to the nearest hospital due to a expir

Hello, I've notice two white bumps inside my mouth one my right cheek, and in my bottom lip, my tongue's white with reddish circles in the edges, and also a cracked tongue.! ...reason I'm asking I won't be able to go to the nearest hospital due to a expir

MouthWhiteAintNormal: Suggestion: Go to the nearest bathroom & gently brush your teeth,cheeks & tongue and see what remains.If the white is still there, you may have "oral thrush" that would need a prescription and an evaluation to see why you have it(it's like a yeast infection,so don't add any flour).If it goes away, then maybe you're dehydrated from lack of fluids or a medication you are taking.In any case see a doc ...Read more

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Can you have a canker sore on your gums? On the side near where the teeth are and not just the inner cheek, tongue, or inside of the lips?

Can you have a canker sore on your gums? On the side near where the teeth are and not just the inner cheek, tongue, or inside of the lips?

Yes: Recurrent aphthous ulcers are very common on the soft tissue just below the margin of the gum tissue as opposed to a "cold sore" which are recurrent herpetic lesions which respond to Acyclovir or Valtrex (valacyclovir). They also look like blisters before since they have fluid inside them. Aphthous ulcers can recur in the same spots but do not develop a blister. An Rx for Kenalog in Orabase may help for pain. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and unbearable pain in left side of face, with white patches on inside of cheek and under tongue. Negative strep culture at er.

Examination: You need a thorough examination. It is good that you are negative for strep throat but you may have other issues from dental to medical pathologies and need an examination to diagnose your issues. ...Read more

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Started with cold sore on cheek, sore on roof of month, feel like sores in throat now painful red dots on tip of my tongue.

Could be serious: This sounds like an innocent disease called herpangina from a virus that mostly affects children. And it is possible you have it, if you are exposed to children. However, you are 62. At this age some other more serious things could be happening and I would urge you to see a clinician soon. Meanwhile for comfort you can use warm salt water gargles and Tylenol. Good luck! ...Read more