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I have a tongue frenulum piercing & it's swollen, red, and it hurts to move my tongue. I've had it for months & this happens. Peroxide Helps sometimes?

I have a tongue frenulum piercing & it's swollen, red, and it hurts to move my tongue. I've had it for months & this happens. Peroxide Helps sometimes?

May be an infection: or perhaps a nickel allergy or metal allergy. I would have dermatologist look at it to verify and treat depending on cause. Likely you will need to remove pierce and at least consider different metal. Hope that helps ...Read more

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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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I have sores on the right under side of my tongue that feels like uclers but noticed today that on either side of my frenulum it appears to be swollen?

I have sores on the right under side of my tongue that feels like uclers but noticed today that on either side of my frenulum it appears to be swollen?

Canker sore: Canker sores or apthous ulcers can cause your symptoms. Try topical anesthetic paste to reduce pain and protect the area until it heals. Avoid acidic foods. See your clinician if your symptoms persist or recur. ...Read more

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I have a swollen frenulum under my tongue. what could be the cause of this. I had an xray and there was no stone.what else could cause this?

I have a swollen frenulum under my tongue. what could be the cause of this. I had an xray and there was no stone.what else could cause this?

Depends: A clogged salivary gland due to a NON stone could be possible. Food irritation, local trauma, a hot drink burn could cause swelling. Please get rechecked by your doctor as history and exam are going to be very key to a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Swollen skin tag like flaps have formed on the frenulum of my tongue and has been causing some discomfort for a couple of days now what should I do?

Swollen skin tag like flaps have formed on the frenulum of my tongue and has been causing some discomfort for a couple of days now what should I do?

Warm salt water : Plica fimbriata are the fringe-like folds of mucosa on underside of the tongue on either side of the frenulum. Sometimes they become enlarged if the toothbrush hits them during brushing. Usually rinsing with warm salt water for 2-3 days helps. Brush your teeth and gums gently. If not, visit your dentist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause the frenulum in your mouth to swell & be painful?

What could cause the frenulum in your mouth to swell & be painful?

Trauma or : Infection are the most common reasons for a symptomatic frenum. Consult with your dentist, even if the symptoms improve. There may be an issue that needs to be addressed. Good luck! ...Read more

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Swollen side of tongue ?

Swollen side of tongue
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Bite,allergy,infect,: Perhaps you bit it and it got swollen; perhaps allergy to something you ate, or a medicine (prescribed or otc); or a small break in the tongue mucous membrane and infection set in; may be an entity called glossitis, an inflammation without clear cause. Usually it is self-limited problem, and nonspecific rx, warm saline gargles, antihistamine helps. If persists, dentist, oral surgeon, or ENT doc. ...Read more

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Why is my tongue white and swollen?

Why is my tongue white and swollen?

Abnormity possible: If any size of white spots showed in the oral vavity for some times and you knew that it was not there before, it might be a pathologic lesion and need your attention especially when you noticed a combined swelling. Seeing an oral surgeon or a physician is suggested. ...Read more

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Why is underneath my tongue on left side swollen?

Why is underneath my tongue on left side swollen?

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 more

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