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Sticking Out Tongue
3 month infant suddenly sticking out tongue when trying to breast feed - refusing nipple.Cries when trying to feed bottle. He's on 2ml of ranitidine. ?
Need PCP evaluation: not enough information for reason why ranitidine prescribed. Infant needs a thorough PE to evaluate problem. I suggest stopping the ranitidine to exclude possible side effects, unless aspiration following feeding has occurred. Many babies erp up a lot but grow normally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe headache for days mainly left side above eye worse after eating, sticking out tongue, or moving my eyes to the side.Also dizzy no appetite
Should be examined: Pain is an indication something is wrong. You may wish to check with your md or dentist, but this is not normal and should be examined now. If you cannot open very wide (3 finger widths) then it might be your jaw function. If you are waking with headaches it might also involve your sleep and airway at night. Lots to examine, so get going as soon as you can. Probably won't fix itself. ...Read more
When i stick out my tongue was far as i can I have two raised bumps on each side at the back. Is this normal?
Probably normal: There are numerous larger bumps on the back and sides of tongue. These papillae have various functions like you taste buds. I would be more concerned about white growths on the side of your tongue since it is the most common site for cancer in your mouth. You may want to google tongue anatomy to compare your findings. You may have your dentist examine the tongue, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ck Psychotropic S-E: ECOGNIZING SIDE EFFECTS OF NEUROLEPTICS Movement symptoms may be so subtle that a psychiatrist or neurologist who specializes in movement disorders may be the only expert to pick them up. But in many unfortunate patients, the symptoms are visible from blocks away. Tongue and facial symptoms are often the first to appear and a thorough neurological exam involves careful observation of the tongue in the mouth and sticking out. EPS and TD can mimic disorders such as Parkinson's Disease, Tourette's Syndrome, Huntington's Chorea, tics, cerebral palsy, stroke and hyperactivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I stick out my tongue all the way I see these raised bump they don't hurt or anything I'm curious and I want to know are these bumps contagious?
Muscles: The attachments of the tongue muscle [and the tongue is essentially one large muscle covered with sensory tissue] is in the back of the throat and in what is called the "oro-pharynx. When you stick your tongue out, you are stretching those attachments. As far as it hurting, if the throat is sore from other reasons [trauma or infection] when the tongue is stuck out it will irritate it. ...Read more
I can't stick out my tongue and it's very painful. There's a very painful growing lump under my right jaw, I feel like an apple is stuck in my throat?
Throat hurts to even stick out my tongue, swallow and talk! been like this for a week! not strep.. How to cure?.. & fast!
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 11month old started sticking her tongue out recently and just keeping it out almost all day. Why is she doing this?
Over 6 possibilities: You don't mention worry that it is down's syndrome, but that is one possible cause - there are lots of others and this web site is helpful in mentioning many. Also gives suggestions for help - like straw drinking, 'ba/pa' sounds, etc. Also - talking to your pediatrician. Glad you asked - many babies do it and others can benefit from the info too. Best! ...Read more
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