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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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What if I have three bumps on the back of my tongue?

Get checked?: If you have not had your dentist look at it, do it! it may be as simple as inflamed taste buds, or for that matter they may be normal you just never noticed them before. If your general dentist does not know he can refer you to an oral surgeon for a closer look. ...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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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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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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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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For the last three years the back of my tongue has been dark purple. It does change, get lighter but never 100% uniform. I am in good health.?

For the last three years the back of my tongue has been dark purple. It does change, get lighter but never 100% uniform. I am in good health.?

Coated tongue?: It' probably a coating on your tongue and could be related to many factors. In order to get it diagnosed accurately, you will need to see a dentist (or oral surgeon) who may refer you to a physician (or ENT specialist) depending upon his\her findings. ...Read more

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I have what looks to be three taste buds on the side of my tongue that look like little spikes. They are not painful, but it feels like I have a hair?

I have what looks to be three taste buds on the side of my tongue that look like little spikes. They are not painful, but it feels like I have a hair?

Tongue: Sounds like inflamed lingual papillae which are like little spikes and can get enlarged from dehydration, trauma like spicy foods or alcohol. Make sure you drink enough liquids and gargle with salt water. can take time to go away. Check it out with an ent if it persists ...Read more