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What Causes Splotchy And Sore Tongue
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
White: Anything white, on tissue that should be pink, should be investigated. Could be thrush, lichen planus, candida, albicans, bacterial infection, herpes, leukoplakia, cancer, traumatic ulceration, or many other things. See dentist for differential diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes,: Is a fungus accumulates usually on your tongue or inner cheeks. The condition is a minor problem if you're healthy. Candida infections can occur when your immune system is weakened by disease or drugs such as steroids. Eating unsweetened yogurt and acidophilus capsules will solve the problem. Rec.: see your dentist if the condition gets painful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Somewhat: Dry mouth yes. Swelling no. If your lips swell or anything else starts swelling noticeably such as your lips you might have an allergic reaction see a physician right away. Do you take any other medications? This might be an interaction. List the medications you take in your post. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thought Gerd waa causing sore tongue but oral surgeon thinks it ia thrush. I have no diseases or change in meds. What caused thrush? B12 ?
Candida albicans: Thrush is a yeast infection in the oral cavity and is uncommon in adults, but can be predisposed to by use of antibiotics or steroids, diabetes, etc. In this day and age one must think about immune deficiency, particularly due to HIV disease. Not due to B12 deficiency (which is very rare in USA). Make sure this is really "thrush" since there are several imitators. ...Read more
5 yr old complains of sore tongue way in the back; has red spots in back of throat. What could be the cause?
Many causes : There are many causes for a sore tongue. The most common cause is biting it. There are also canker sores, viruses and other infections that can cause pain. Most things will heal in a few days. If your pain is increasing, you have difficulty eating, doesn't go away in a week you should see a dentist to have it evaluated. Sooner if you are concerned. ...Read more
My husband has a very sore tongue and cannot eat solids. Do you know what might help him eat properly.?
Focus on the cause: While a sore tongue is no fun, a better question to ask is why is it sore? It could be as simple as a sharp tooth irritating it or there could be underlying disease. Get to a dentist for an evaluation. If no dental cause is noted, expect a referral to your primary care provider for further evaluation. Once the cause is treated, the symptom of soreness should go away. ...Read more
Red tongue: Red or strawberry tongue is a side effect of scarlet fever, kawasaki syndrome, and vit b 12 and Folic Acid deficiency. It may also be a condition called geographic tongue, which is harmless and usually not painful. If this condition has lasted longer than 10 days, you should have it examined by your dentist or an ENT specialist. ...Read more
Constant irritation: Against rough teeth or dentures, partials will cause areas of ulcerations and blisters. This can cause pain. Remove partials / dentures to heal your sores and have your dentist take a look. May have to smoothen any sharp edges of your teeth if that is the case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2yrs. Ago i was eating 50 halls cough drops a day, that's when i could no longer eat hot & spicy foods. Now I have a sore tongue all the time. Help?
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