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Symptoms Of Thick Tongue
The far back of my tongue is white and it doesn't go away when I scrape it it isn't thick just a very thin layer and has been there for ~3 months?
White tongue common: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of a tongue that looks white include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more
The tip of my tongue feels tingly or like it was burnt, when it wasn't. What is the cause? No other symptoms.
Tongue: Irritability or low grade inflammation of the tongue or superficial nerves of the tongue could be due to vitamin deficiency or intolerance to toothpaste,mouth wash, or may be of unknown cause. If this persists or worsens you could consult the oral pathology department at a dental school for full evaluation. ...Read more
My girlfriend woke up with the bottom of her tongue swollen and hurting badly. What could this be symptoms of?
Picture please: Are you a smoker? Do you drink alcohol? Have you been on antibiotics? Is the area sore? I see that you are on alboz (omeprazole). This medication can cause color changes to the tongue. The tongue can be severely affected by vitamin deficiencies as well which can lead to color changes. I would recommend that you see your physician to evaluate this condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asymptomatic: The condition is usually asypmptomatic; that is without symptoms. ...Read more
Non healing ulcer: A non healing ulcerated lesion with a crusty border and sometimes foul taste and odor are some findings. If the tumor is advanced, speech problems and difficulty in swallowing may also be present. Evaluation of any suspicious lesion and possible biopsy if indicated would be recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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