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What's smooth tongue from?

What's smooth tongue from?

Several causes: The technical term is atrophic glossitis or bald tongue. It is caused by the absence of papilla which are the small bumps that cover the tongue. Diabetes, anemia, celiac disease and certain nutritional deficiencies are common causes as are anti-cancer drugs. It can also be caused by an inherited nerve disorder called riley-day syndrome. ...Read more

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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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Tongue splitting freaks?

Tongue splitting freaks?

Exactly: Why would anyone want to do that? I don't think they are seeing a dentist for this procedure so i can't imagine the risk for infection and complication. ...Read more

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Metallic taste in mouth. My tongue and roof of mouth feel raw. Throat feels tight.?

Metallic taste in mouth. My tongue and roof of mouth feel raw. Throat feels tight.?

Dry Mouth: Can also cause the symptoms mentioned. Use non alcoholic mouth rinse and drink non sugary fluids to moisten the throat and mouth. Observe though if the tightness of the throat is due to constriction. It can be an allergic reaction to something taken or inhaled. Call your doctor. If you cannot breathe and started wheezing, it is an emergency situation. ...Read more

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Sores on back tongue, throat area, and under tongue. Only sores under tongue tingle sometimes. Back of tongue slightly patchy white. ?

Sores on back tongue, throat area, and under tongue. Only sores under tongue tingle sometimes. Back of tongue slightly patchy white. ?

Possibly viral: Many types of throat infections can have sores in the mouth/tongue. Viral illnesses may be the most common. strep certainly can causes sores in the throat but patients with that infection are usually more ill with high fevers. Another possibility would by a yeast (thrush) infection which would be treated differently then other infections. Throat culture may be indicated. Seek a medical provider ...Read more

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Red bumps on back of my tongue, white small coating on tongue. After tongue brushing taste buds appeared. No pain/itchy. Roof is yelllowish. What is it?

Red bumps on back of my tongue, white small coating on tongue. After tongue brushing taste buds appeared. No pain/itchy. Roof is yelllowish. What is it?

NORMAL: The description you give sounds like normal larger taste buds(papilla) covered by food debris or plaque removed by your more aggressive cleaning. The lack of symptoms also suggests this diagnosis. A more effective cleaning regimen, helped by a dental evaluation should take care of the problem. ...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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My entire mouth is pale yellow, my tongue is yellow striped. Tiny canker sores are forming on tongue sides + elongated red bumps forming under tongue?

My entire mouth is pale yellow, my tongue is yellow striped. Tiny canker sores are forming on tongue sides + elongated red bumps forming under tongue?

Needs to be seen: You will have to see a local dentist, primary care physician or ENT specialist. We cannot diagnose or treat patients over the internet. A medical and dental history along with a personal clinical exam is required. ...Read more

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Small whitish spot under tongue, back left. Very painful when moving the tongue around or swallowing.

Probable aphthous ul: An aphthous ulcer is shallow with a central whitish depression with red rim and usually occur on the mouth lining not attached to bony mouth structures. They typically last 7-10 days. Antibiotics or antiviral a don't help but they last less long with topical steroid creams. If it lasts longer than three weeks see ent. ...Read more

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Gums and inside lips hurt . Gums bleed when brushing. Feels tender. Mouth wash helps .

Gums and inside lips hurt . Gums bleed when brushing. Feels tender. Mouth wash helps .

Sore bleeding gums: Signs of gum infection. Mouth wash will not cure infection, just numb area a little bit. Important that y0u see your Dentist or a specialist Periodontist as soon as possible. Gum infections do not self-cure, and are not self limiting, spreading to other organ systems. ...Read more

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Have ulcer like thing under tongue and on cheek hurts my tongues white back of throat looks white swallow glands hard to sawllow not sore throat ?

Have ulcer like thing under tongue and on cheek hurts my tongues white back of throat looks white swallow glands hard to sawllow not sore throat ?

Herpes? Other virus?: A first oral infection with herpes simplex virus could cause a combination of multiple ucers in the mouth and white exudate in the throat. Have you been been exposed, e.g. kissing someone with oral herpes or oral sex on genital? Other viruses can cause ulcers in the mouth, usually also other symptoms like diarrhea. Any fever? Get care ASAP; if herpes, effective Rx must be started soon. ...Read more

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Swollen and red uvula that touches my tongue. Some difficulty swallowing. Infection?

Swollen and red uvula that touches my tongue. Some difficulty swallowing. Infection?

Sounds like: An inflammation that would probably benefit by being looked at by your physician or ent. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Swollen foliate papillae on right side of tongue?

Swollen foliate papillae on right side of tongue?

Examination: Any pain, bleeding, or (as in your case) swelling should be investigated. Please schedule with an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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Can the salty taste on tip of tongue be from constantly l licking my bottom gums?

Could be: There are natural minerals/salts that are on our skin and can be excreated in saliva and sweat. If you lick your skin it will have a salty flavor to it. ...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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Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.

Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is "super sore", recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat infections can occur along with tongue and ear symptoms. ...Read more