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Doctor insights on: What Is A Enlarged Level 3 Tongue

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Keep getting canker sores on my tongue and lips. My b12 is fine, im hiv neg, my wbc count is 3.8 a little low but since my other levels were good my dr said it was fine. What could this be? Why did it come so sudden? How can I permanently fix them?

Keep getting canker sores on my tongue and lips. My b12 is fine, im hiv neg, my wbc count is 3.8 a little low but since my other levels were good my dr said it was fine. What could this be? Why did it come so sudden? How can I permanently fix them?

No permanent fix. : Canker sores have many causes, if these are canker sores. There are other afflictions like lichen planis that can manifest as sores in these areas. That can occur with other illnesses or weakened immune condition. Stress or trama can bring these outbreaks. However, they can be triggered by exposure to an irritant. I have pt who break out when they have red wine or nuts. Look at your intake. ...Read more

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What can I use to help heal the enlarged hole in my tongue?

What can I use to help heal the enlarged hole in my tongue?

Tongue Hole?: Is the "hole" from an injury, oral piercing or something else? Most injuries heal on their own. We need more information. Please re-post the question or see your dentist for an evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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My tongue has been for three weeks and now hurts on the left side. Please help!

My tongue  has  been for three weeks  and now hurts on the left side. Please help!

Been what?: Sorry, your tongue has been what for three weeks? Did you bite it? Have a sore? Three weeks is a long time as the mouth and tongue usually heal quickly. See your dentist to have any sore looked at. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is possible to enlarge my tongue?

Please tell me if it is possible to enlarge my tongue?

Enlarging tongue?: I have heard of breast implants, but never tongue implants. I am not sure if you have some developmental anomaly or not. In any case, you can see an oral surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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I have been craving salt so much for the past three days and it feels like the only way to satisfy it is to sprinkle salt on my tongue. why?

I have been craving salt so much for the past three days and it feels like the only way to satisfy it is to sprinkle salt on my tongue. why?

Several issues maybe: Salt craving can sometimes be caused by a serious underlying medical condition, such as Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency) or Bartter syndrome (a serious underlying kidney disorder). More common causes may be form lack of sodium as acquired through heavy seating periods or dehydration, causing salt loss in your system, etc. Seek medical help as increased salt may lead to high BP too. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to suffer from an enlarged tongue?

Is it possible for a person to suffer from an enlarged tongue?

Yes: Macroglossia is the term for an unusually large tongue. An abnormally large tongue can cause an individual to have speech problems, problems eating, as well as potential airway problems. ...Read more

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If a three month old sticks his tongue out all the time, is that sign for anything?

If a three month old sticks his tongue out all the time, is that sign for anything?

Maybe: It could be normal depending of what you are seeing. If s/he sticks it out as in a "gagging" motion then it is probably due to reflux. If just sticks it out, but is able to put it back in, then it is probably normal. ...Read more

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What can you do when you suffer from having an enlarged tongue?

What can you do when you suffer from having an enlarged tongue?

Nothing or surgery.: There is no medication to make the tongue smaller. There are surgical procedures to make the tongue smaller but they are done only for problems with speaking, breathing, drooling, and dental development. ...Read more