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Tongue Feels Sore On Side Why
Hard to tell: There are a number of causes and some questions that need answering, as well as a visualization before a diagnosis can be made. It can be an infection, a cyst, a blocked duct, or even a tumor. These types of problems need the attention of a local doctor. Please call an oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Viral likely: Most likely this is a viral throat infection which usually runs its course in several days without specific treatment except gargling with warm salt water. The tongue bumps are probably reactive glands. If symptoms worsen instead of gradually improving, see your physician for evaluation and a rapid throat culture to check for strep which is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Sore throat feels like a pimple on the back of my tongue used sore throat gargle(betadine) on the right side its painfull when i swallow?
Sore gland on left side of neck. Feels swollen compared to right side. Painful when burp, feels like lump in throat on that side.. Why could this be?
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Right side tonsillitis.Stiff neck,ear fullness, TONGUE FEELS PULLED&SLIGHTLY PAINFUL ON RIGHT SIDE&bumps on it deep in throat.Possible tongue cancer?
Unilateral tongue sx: Key issue is how long this has been going on. Most likely at your age, the symptoms are related to a localized infectious process, perhaps a peritonsillar abscess, with an immune reaction leading the tongue and other lymphoid tissue to respond, close off your tubes, enlarge nodes in your neck and even along your tongue. If persistent, go for exam. Oral cancer rare @22, but not impossible w. HPV ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tongue sore mainly left side looks like geographic tongue but unsure been 5 months on and off now feel like tiny lump inside tongue left vein, help?
Problem: Any sore of the tongue or change is appearance may be disregarded if short lived and not recurring. On the other hand, a long term problem [symptoms] suggest the need for medical evaluation. A family practice physician my recognize the cause or an ENT would be the best choice to evaluate. ...Read more
Throat swollen: Based on what you have provided, it's impossible to tell. The throat is quite complex and there are glands, muscles, lymph nodes that all could be affected. There are even very large blood vessels and some nerves that could be contributing to what you are describing. Because of the concern for breathing and swallowing when it comes to problems with the throat, you should have an evaluation soon. ...Read more
Uncomfortable feeling down left side of neck/throat, swollen tonsil on same side with whitish spots coming and going on the tonsil. What could it be?
It depends: If you hvae an ulcer on the tongue, it could be a cancur sore which usually heal within 7-10 days. Take some tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain relief. If the pain persists and if you see an ulcer which is not healed in 2-3 weeks, you need to get an examination by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat on left side when swallowing which hurts in my ear aswell when i swallow. Ear feels blocked on left side too no white dots on tonsils ?
Dr. can check throat: 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 bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help lessen pain. ...Read more
Depends: Maybe you bit your tongue by accident? Maybe you drank really hot coco and burned that side of your tongue? Maybe you are about to get a canker sore? Early symptoms of HIV? I would go to the doctor if the symptoms persist or worsen. By the way, get screened for preventative health. ...Read more
Why does the left side of my tongue hurt whenever I get a cold/sore throat? Also my uvula is hanging down and laying on my tongue. Why?
Cold: Mucous causes the swollen throat and uvula. Tongue irritation can be due to a sore or due to teeth/chewing. This can happen when you are ill. Please get checked of worsens. ...Read more
1 sore spot on side of throat and on back of tongue on same side. Hurts to turn head, swallow, and yawn. What are some possibilities?
Need diagnosis: Someone needs to see you to figure out what is wrong. I might suggest an oral surgeon or ENT physician. ...Read more
Pain: Pain, bleeding, and/or swelling are all red flags raised by your body to tell you there's a problem that requires attention. Don't ignore it, even if pain temporarily fades. See your Dentist. Referral to Dental or Medical Specialist may be in order. ...Read more
Not normal: Have a dentist take a look since this is not a normal happening, and could be something major. ...Read more
Symptomatic Rx: Most sore throats are viral pharyngitis. Check to see that you don't have an exudate on your pharynx or tonsils or enlarged lymph nodes near the angle of your jaws which could suggest need for a strep throat test. Viral pharyngitis should resolve without treatment in a few days. Take some over the counter throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain relief. Antibiotics are not needed. ...Read more
I have sore red bumps on the back right side of my tongue. It now hurts whenever I swallow. What is the cause?
Sore throat: The commonest cause would be an early viral infection which may develop into a head cold. If the sore throat worsens instead of improving over the next day or two, a throat culture to check for strep would be needed. In the meantime, gargle with warm salt water and suck on lozenges which sooth the inflamed throat. ...Read more
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