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What Does A Canker Sore On The Tongue Look Like
I woke up yesterday morning with a white looking canker sore on the tip of my tongue. It burns and looks like its going down the center of my tongue. Help?
Tongue canker sore?: Check with your dentist to make sure exactly what the lesion really is. Canker sores do not normally occur on the tongue. Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) heal spontaneously in 7-10 days. Avoid hot, spicy and acidic foods. You can get orabase ointment to place on the sore before eating to mitigate the pain. ...Read more
There's something on the bottom right half of my tongue and it looks like a canker sore but it hurts a bit more?
Location, location: Depending on multiple factors, including location, canker sores can be anything from mildly annoying to extremely painful. If it does not resolve in 10-14 days, (and this is important) see your Dentist ...Read more
Biopsy: A lesion like this cannot be identified without observation and a biopsy which is a small sample of the lesion. It can usually be done with local anesthesia. Due to the location of the lesion you must take this very seriously and have it checked. If your dentist does not do that procedure see an oral surgeon. DO NOT DELAY. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
White spot on the frenulum of my tongue. It looks like a canker sore but not for sure. also like a small flap type thing on each each side?
Need exam: The visual description is not sufficient to diagnose. Particularly if it's been there for more than a few days, I would suggest you have your dentist or primary care doctor have a look. ...Read more
It looks like I have a canker sore on my frenulum (or at least I think that's what it's called), the strip right under my tongue. Is this possible?
Yes: It's possible and very painful. Canker sores go away within 7-10 days. There are no very effective treatments that I've come across (and I've tried them all on myself and my patients!). It's worth trying anbesol or other treatments to see if they might help you but don't be surprised if they don't. The sores will go away on their own. ...Read more
Tiny red finger like sores on underside of tongue. Very painful. Not typical canker sore. What could it be? How to ease pain?
Glossitis: Could be inflammation of the tongue which we call glositis which could be anywhere on the tongue, but if it is on undersurface alone, it is on both sides of the cnetral fold- frenulam(a partition). R/o foods that could have caused allergy/Bcomplex vitamin deficiency/habits like excess candies ingestion. Need to r/o infections arising in that area . Also need to r/o apthous ulcers,common condn. ...Read more
Can I have a canker sore on my tongue? I've got a sore on the underside of my tongue that kind of looks and feels like a canker sore, but i've only had them on the side of my mouth. Can this be a canker sore?
Bee sting on tongue. happened 6 hours ago. Only put ice on it. For a short minute. But hurts like a canker sore but worse. And swollen. help?
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