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Sore Tongue (Overview)

A sore tongue would have some pain, tingeling or a burning sensation.


Sore Tongue (Overview)

A sore tongue would have some pain, tingeling or a burning sensation.


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I have a sore tongue, what can I do?

I have a sore tongue, what can I do?

Gargle: Try gargling with warm salt water or even biotene. Do you brush you tongue? That will hep sometimes too. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
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Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
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Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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What kind of doctor treats tongue sore?

What kind of doctor treats tongue sore?

Dentist: You can see your dentist for a sore on your tongue. ...Read more

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Sore tongue/jaw for 2 days. Pain when eating/swallowing. Tonight I notice a swollen, red area under tongue at frenum (size of grape). What should I do?

Sore tongue/jaw for 2 days. Pain when eating/swallowing. Tonight I notice a swollen, red area under tongue at frenum (size of grape). What should I do?

See a dentist: See a dentist to determine whether it is an infection or something else. You may have one or multiple dental problems. Only a dentist can determine what is going on and what treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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I bit my tongue. What can I use to get rid of the soreness?

I bit my tongue. What can I use to get rid of the soreness?

Tongue bite: If the laceration is big enough, have it evaluated at the ed. Often, the tears are small. Appy an ice cube over it or keep cold water in your mouth to reduce bleeding and allay the pain, initially. Also, refrain from acidic foods and juices until the pain goes away. Afterwards, rinsing with salt water 3x a day will help. ...Read more

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Why do I lose my sense of taste and get a sore tongue when I eat fresh pineapple?

Why do I lose my sense of taste and get a sore tongue when I eat fresh pineapple?

Swelling: An allergic reaction to foods can cause swelling in the nose and tongue resulting in these symptoms. See your personal provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes a sore tongue?

What causes a sore tongue?

Variety of Causes: The majority of tongue problems are not serious and most can be resolved on it's own. However, if you have a sore on your tongue that doesn't go away within two weeks, you should consult a doctor or dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What could lead to a sore tongue?

What could lead to a sore tongue?

Many causes: There are many causes for a sore tongue. The most common cause is biting it. There are also canker sores, viruses and other infections that can cause pain. Most things will heal in a few days. If your pain is increasing, you have difficulty eating, doesn't go away in a week you should see a dentist to have it evaluated. Sooner if you are concerned. ...Read more

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I have a sore tongue, what can I do?

Gargle: Try gargling with warm salt water or even biotene. Do you brush you tongue? That will hep sometimes too. ...Read more

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How can you take care of a sore tongue?

How can you take care of a sore tongue?

Why is it sore?: If you bit it, then it should heal on its own. Use warm salt water to keep it clean and promote healing. If you have a sharp tooth that did this, see your dentist. ...Read more

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What can cause a sore tongue, mostly when I lay down?

What can cause a sore tongue, mostly when I lay down?

Stress or Anxiety: Problems with the tongue can result from infections, tumors, chronic disease (GERD) and stress also can cause this along with anxiety. See your GP for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are some causes of sore tongue with white patches?

What are some causes of sore tongue with white patches?

White: Anything white, on tissue that should be pink, should be investigated. Could be thrush, lichen planus, candida, albicans, bacterial infection, herpes, leukoplakia, cancer, traumatic ulceration, or many other things. See dentist for differential diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Low iron and sore tongue?

Low Iron & Tongue: Patients with iron deficiency may develop an inflamed, sore, and and swollen tongue. The tongue will appears pale and smooth due to low levels of hemoglobin in the blood and the loss of finger-like projections on the surface of the tongue. ...Read more

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My husband has a very sore tongue and cannot eat solids. Do you know what might help him eat properly.?

Focus on the cause: While a sore tongue is no fun, a better question to ask is why is it sore? It could be as simple as a sharp tooth irritating it or there could be underlying disease. Get to a dentist for an evaluation. If no dental cause is noted, expect a referral to your primary care provider for further evaluation. Once the cause is treated, the symptom of soreness should go away. ...Read more

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Can candida cause a sore tongue?

Can candida cause a sore tongue?

Yes,: Is a fungus accumulates usually on your tongue or inner cheeks. The condition is a minor problem if you're healthy. Candida infections can occur when your immune system is weakened by disease or drugs such as steroids. Eating unsweetened yogurt and acidophilus capsules will solve the problem. Rec.: see your dentist if the condition gets painful. ...Read more

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Have a sore tongue and bright red when eating. What is causing this?

Red tongue: Red or strawberry tongue is a side effect of scarlet fever, kawasaki syndrome, and vit b 12 and Folic Acid deficiency. It may also be a condition called geographic tongue, which is harmless and usually not painful.
If this condition has lasted longer than 10 days, you should have it examined by your dentist or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Help I have a sore tongue and bright red when eating. What is causing this?

Help I have a sore tongue and bright red when eating. What is causing this?

A possible viral: Infection. Hydrate well with fluids. If sore throat is significant - see dr. For strep test and culture. Upset stomach may response to ginger ale or ginger tea. Acetaminophen can help with pain. ...Read more

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I have a sore tongue on the sides, particularly where it hits my teeth?

I have a sore tongue on the sides, particularly where it hits my teeth?

Constant irritation: Against rough teeth or dentures, partials will cause areas of ulcerations and blisters. This can cause pain. Remove partials / dentures to heal your sores and have your dentist take a look. May have to smoothen any sharp edges of your teeth if that is the case. ...Read more

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Why do I lose my sense of taste and get a sore tongue when I eat fresh pineapple?

Swelling: An allergic reaction to foods can cause swelling in the nose and tongue resulting in these symptoms. See your personal provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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2yrs. Ago I was eating 50 halls cough drops a day, that's when I could no longer eat hot & spicy foods. Now I have a sore tongue all the time. Help?

2yrs. Ago I was eating 50 halls cough drops a day, that's when I could no longer eat hot & spicy foods. Now I have a sore tongue all the time. Help?

Burning Tongue Syndr: Eating all of the cough drops with an anesthetic efffect may have damaged your tongue and you may now have burning tongue syndrome. Visit your dentist to confirm. ...Read more

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Why do I get a sore tongue after drinking alcohol?

Why do I get a sore tongue after drinking alcohol?

Dry mouth: Likely because alcohol is dehydrating. Make sure to drink lots of water! ...Read more

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What can you do about a chipped tooth and sore tongue?

What can you do about a chipped tooth and sore tongue?

See a dentist: It sounds like you are asking about a chipped tooth and the rough edges are causing irritation of your tongue.
It can be as simple as smoothing a rough edge to needing a crown or even more. Seeing a dentist would at least give you the chance to find out the state of the tooth and what your treatment options might be. ...Read more

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Teeth grinding and sore tongue is a problem for me. What do I do?

Teeth grinding and sore tongue is a problem for me. What do I do?

Grinding: See your dentist and have a nightguard made to protect your teeth and tongue. ...Read more

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Woke up at 4 am with sore tongue and numb underneath, hard to talk clearly. All gone by afternoon.

Woke up at 4 am with sore tongue and numb underneath, hard to talk clearly. All gone by afternoon.

Possible trauma?: Waking up with temporary soreness and numbness of the tongue would seem to suggest that something was pressing on the tongue during sleep causing compression
of a nerve in the tongue, as well as soreness. What that could have been is up to speculation Having a seizure during sleep could be one possible explanation. ...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

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