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Got sores on my tongue they have been occurring normally when i don't eat but they have become persistent now even if i eat twice a day.Causes?

Got sores on my tongue they have been occurring normally when i don't eat but they have become persistent now even if i eat twice a day.Causes?

Difficult to tell: In this forum, your symptoms and possible causes are very hard to determine without actually seeing the sores (are they red, white or ulcerated)? Are they flat or elevated? Are they single or clustered? Possible causes: infection, vitamin deficiency, medical issue, allergic reaction, trauma etc. See a dentist for their expert evaluation. ...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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What does it mean when someone chews on their tongue ? Nerves or something physical ?

What does it mean when someone chews on their tongue ? Nerves or something physical ?

Nerves: Some questions are almost too foolish to answer. I do not know of anything physical that would cause tongue chewing other than grinding and clenching your teeth causing a scalloping of your tongue border making it easier to catch between your teeth. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat a bitten tongue?

Bitten Tongue: If you accidentally bite your tonue, just keep your mouth clean and avoid spicy and acidic foods as they will tend to cause some mild temporary pain or stinging sensations. You can rinse out with a teaspoon of salt in a glass of water to both soothe your tongue and keep in clean. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats and specializes in tongue cancer?

What kind of doctor treats and specializes in tongue cancer?

Several: Several physicians are involved in the care of patients with tongue cancer. An ear, nose, and throat physician (otolaryngologist); radiation oncologist; and medical oncologist may all be involved at some point during diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How is geographical tongue treated?

How is geographical tongue treated?

Not usually treated: It is a chronic condition the typically manifest itself under certain circumstances such as eating hot, spicy, acidic or salty foods and stress or hormonal changes. Treatment is typically not necessary unless you have severe pain then a dentist can prescribe you a mouthwash or paste to use. ...Read more

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I have one single bump on the middle of my tongue and its been there for a while now. What is it? What can I do about treating it to go away?

Needs to be seen: If it's there more than two weeks, it needs to be seen in order to know what it is and whether or not it needs treatment or removal. It could be benign or more serious. See your own dentist or an oral surgeon for an evaluation and possible removal\biopsy. ...Read more

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What is the best medical treatment for tongue chewing for a child?

What is the best medical  treatment  for tongue  chewing  for a child?

See this website: http://www.tonguechewing.com/ chirodontics acumpuncture, still point technique, orofacial myofunctional therapies are all listed here. It is an informational site...Check it out. ...Read more

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My tongue gets white. What could be the possible treatments and reasons behind it? Thanks.

Mostly normal: Most of the time it's the result of tissue turnover and a film of microorganism that live in the oral cavity. It also could be a fungal infection. Brush your tongue from back to front. If the you have any pain, or the film doors not resolve in a couple of days, consult your dentist or physician. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left part of tongue for almost one day, it hurts when i eat something, my tongue seems normalnot any notable changesuggest me a cure?

Injury?: Please first rule out any causes such as trauma, injury or burn like biting on it..... If the pain continues or gets worse must go see a dentist. ...Read more

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How get rid of tongue pain after biting it?

Take a pain reliever: As long as your tongue is not bleeding, a pain reliever like ibuprofen, Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) can be helpful. Fortunately, the tongue heals quite quickly, so your pain should be short lived. ...Read more

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After a while of taking my gonorrhoea drugs i began feeling this burning sensation on my tongue and its white.

After a while of taking my gonorrhoea drugs i began  feeling this burning sensation on my tongue and its white.

Yeast infection: Yeast infection / overgrowth can occur, when one is on long term antibiotics and the "good" bacteria are destroyed along with the bad bacteria. See the doctor who prescribed your medication to determine if a change in drugs needs to be made and to treat your tongue infection. It is often beneficial to take probiotics or eat yogurt w/ active cultures about 2 hours after each antibiotic dose. ...Read more

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I take fenofibrate lipid regulating agent,thus it trigger allergy.eg.sneezing watery nose,redness of both eyes,itchiness of tongue with preckles ontop?

I take fenofibrate lipid regulating agent,thus it trigger allergy.eg.sneezing watery nose,redness of both eyes,itchiness of tongue with preckles ontop?

Ok: it appears you are most likely allergic to this medication. Avoid it on the future and let your dr. and pharmacist know of your allergy, as they may want you to also take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if the symptoms are not improving, or even some other meds if deemed necessary. ...Read more

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I've a white film on my tongue sometimes. What is that plse and how do I prevent it?

I've a white film on my tongue sometimes. What is that plse and how do I prevent it?

Brush: Brush your tongue when you brush your teeth. Drink adequate amounts of water. Given that you say this is intermittent it seems it is likely not from a worrisome origin. ...Read more

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What are the causes and medication for a small bump in the floor of the tongue?And what food and things to avoid?

What are the causes and medication for a small bump in the floor of the tongue?And what food and things to avoid?

Where?: If this is truly on the surface of the tongue, it is probably a viral infection or reaction to a food. Try Ambesol or similar product as needed if it is sore. Avoid salty, sour, or very hot foods for the next week or so. If no improvement, see your doctor. If the area is in the floor of the mouth it could be a salivary gland infection. Same treatment, but if no improvement may need antibiotic ...Read more

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Is there any way to fix a dirty tongue once and for all? Everytime I clean it it just gets dirty again and does'nt make a difference.

Is there any way to fix a dirty tongue once and for all?
Everytime I clean it it just gets dirty again and does'nt make a difference.

"Dirty tongue": There are many causes of dirty coating on the tongue like side effect of dehydration, fungal infection, certain diseases (leukoplakia, anemia) to name a few. See your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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No matter how much I scrape my tongue, I can't get the layer of white stuff off.  is this normal?

No matter how much I scrape my tongue, I can't get the layer of white stuff off.  is this normal?

It is normal: The "white stuff" is keratin from the underlying tongue tissue. Also the taste buds in the top part of the tongue are long and "finger-like." the anatomy of the taste buds and this keratin layer can sometimes make the tongue look "hairy." this is completely benign. Scrubbing your tongue is not needed and cause harm. ...Read more

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If my parents don't have cancer but my aunt died from tongue cancer, could it be hereditary to me and my sisters?

If my parents don't have cancer but my aunt died from tongue cancer, could it be hereditary to me and my sisters?

Probably not: Tonsil cancer doesn't tend to run in families though a propensity to react to certain viruses can, such as hpv. You probably would be a candidate for the hpv vaccine, and should ask your doctor if they recommend it for you. Otherwise avoid heavy drinking and smoking cigarettes, 2 known risk factors for tonsil/throat cancer. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having geographic tongue? Are there any health risks involved by having geographic tongue? Should i be worried? .

What are the risks of having geographic tongue? Are there any health risks involved by having geographic tongue?  Should i be worried?

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No worries: The condition is usually chronic & often occurs after eating hot/spicy foods, or during times of stress, illness, or hormonal surges (ie. In women just before menstruating). The new england journal of medicine reports a connection between celiac disease. There is no known cure or treatment for geographic tongue, avoiding foods that bring it on can help. ...Read more