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Why Does My Tongue Feel Raw
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
Hydrate & check meds: Try to keep your body hydrated with extra water. You may be a mouth breather (especially if nose is clogged) and should use a nightly ointment like biotene moisturizer. Also some medications can make your mouth dry and cause your tongue to be raw so check with your physician. If you are brushing your tongue then be gentle. Certain foods like tropical fruit can cause this as well as nicotine. ...Read more
Taste buds: Dry mouth is a leading cause of irrated tongue. A review of medications you are taken along with a full blood panel would be recommended to rule out systemic issues that could also manifest with these symptoms. A visit with your dentist and md would be recommended. ...Read more
What would cause my lips and tongue to feeling like they are raw and on fire? Could it be the meds im on?
Burning sensations: The mouth is often a window to the medical condition of the whole body. The symptoms you are experiencing might be a side effect of medications or the result of improper nutrition or a vitamin deficiency. Since you indicate you are only taking Ibuprofen as meds, I recommend a blood workup with your physician to rule out any vitamin deficiencies. ...Read more
How often should I use a tongue scraper? I would think using it too much could cause your tongue to feel raw/sore
Daily: Used properly, daily use is no problem. Certainly you are the best one to monitor your situation. Good Luck. ...Read more
Can, indirectly: Raw tongue is not listed with the side effects, but Prednisone does weaken your immune system, which can lead to a susceptibility for oral candidiasis/thrush. This can definitely cause your tongue/ mouth to feel raw and sore. You can rinse with warm salt water to help alleviate the soreness and if it gets really bothersome, head to your doc for a script of antifungals like nystatin. Wish u best! ...Read more
I ate raw honey, after half the jar was used 2.5lb, got a peppery burn on my tongue for 4 days. What's causing this burning?
Used a tongue scraper for the first time ever and now my tongue feels kind of raw/sore. Is this normal? I had alot of plaque so I had to scrape hard
Normal reaction: It is normal for one's tongue to feel "raw" and sore if he scraped his tongue "hard". That means whenever doing something for the first time, one should be gentle. This holds true on many occasions in life, whether it be waxing a car or scraping a tongue or... ...Read more
My tongue feels sore at the tip. I have cold sores but this has been sore for 3 weeks. My tongue looks raw and bumpy.
Chewed a clove raw garlic and it left burns on the side of my tongue/inside of my cheek (day 3, better but not gone). What can I do?
Wait: Just wait it out, and it will heal. Give it a week or two. Keep your mouth rinsed out with water as much as possible - especially after eating. If worse, see your primary care for an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more
The insides of my cheek felt raw and bumpy whenever I ate something. Today I feel my whole mouth and the side of my tongue are raw and cut?
Many possibilities: There are a number of conditions that could be causing your symptoms. The only way to know for sure what it is and what can be done about it, is to see a general dentist or oral surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. Some conditions need to be treated early to avoid more serious complications. ...Read more
I've had gastric bypass almost 3 years ago so I either chew my mess or crush them but I have noticed my tongue is getting raw, how can I help this?
Unrelated: This seems to be unrelated to the bypass, and may be secondary to something you're consuming. Try keeping a log of what you take in, and correlate that to the symptom gettin better or worse. If you're getting worse, or this persists, see your primary care provider for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Mouth rinses: Mouth rinses can help, but check if any of medications are responsible and if there is an underlying process. ...Read more
My 3yr old has spots on her tongue that look like they are raw, they look really bad and they look like taste buds r gone doc said B12 was good what c?
Geographic tongue?: Obviously without actually being able to examine your child, we can't know for sure what it is. How long has it been there? Does if vary from day to day and week to week? Any other symptoms? Any pain or discomfort? There are many possibilities, one of them is called geographic tongue which is benign and does not require treatment. Consider a consult with a pedodontist or oral surgeon. ...Read more
I am experiencing tongue problems (quality: sore). a little raw spot just above the tip of tongue feels like burnt when anyrhing touches the one spot?
Tongue burnt: I am experiencing tongue problems (quality: sore). a little raw spot just above the tip of tongue feels like burnt when anyrhing touches the one spot? ANS: great video consult. Have flashlight and spoon available. ...Read more
Do I have hiv? Ate a lot of sour candy made tongue raw but got a tiny dry semen in mouth during oral.
Probably not: If your partner is positive or you are worried then see your physician and get checked. ...Read more
What can cause your tongue and mouth to have a raw burnt feeling? No thrush per primary care it's been that way for 6 weeks
Burning mouth: Burning tongue may be caused by dry mouth or a hormonal imbalance. See your dentist and if they rule out dry mouth, see another doctor. ...Read more
Swollen tongue with sores, top of mouth is also very cut up and gums feel raw. What could've caused this and what should I do?
Dry mouth?: Sound like your mouth is very dried. It could be of several reason: 1) diabetes, 2) sjogren syndrome or dry mouth syndrom, 3) stress, 4) using heat during winter, need humidifier... Check with your dentist for definitive diagnosis. Palliative treatment included good oral hygiene to prevent superinfection and plenty of fluid to prevent dehydration. ...Read more
When I get a canker sore I bite them off and I have a habit of just biting my tongue until it’s raw. How could I possibly resolve this problem?
I'm allergic to tetracycline. Would that be similar to tricyclics? Taking amitriptyline for 2 wks. Noticed red raw tongue few days ago. Allergic?
Very different meds: There is no cross allergic sensitivity to tricyclics in presence of tetracycline allergy, but I cannot conclude that your "red raw tongue" is unrelated. See your doctor asap, and get this checked out and start therapy or change meds, if needed. ...Read more
Underside of my tongue and lower front bottom gum teeth are slightly sore and feel raw (few days). light smoker -havnt smoked recently. What's wrong?
Hard to say...: Without being able to look at your teeth, radiographs, knowing when your last dental exam and cleaning was, or even your age, the best advice is to see a local dentist who can actually see you and provide needed services, if any. ...Read more
I have a strange non painful spot inside lower lip. It's not swollen or anything just feels raw with my tongue. I have a dentist appointment in two we?
Wait two weeks: A general rule of thumb is to have any lesion in the mouth that persists two weeks or more evaluated by your dentist. Most lesions like you describe are benign but may still need removal if they persist. ...Read more
I am 25 years old and I am a smoker. My tongue hurts andit has been raw on the left side for two months. There areno sores, it is only raised slightly on the side. Sometimes, the left side of my throat also hurts. What should I do?
See a dentist: Anything that causes pain lasting 2 months needs to be evaluated. It could be as simple as smoothing or restoring a broken tooth. But, it could be a tumor or something serious as well. It could also be caused by trauma such as overzealous oral sex as well. In any event you must have it checked to make sure it is nothing serious. ...Read more
Woke up this morning and the roof of my mouth is so sore. Hurts when I eat even when tongue touches it. Feels raw?
Wait: Wait a couple of days. Saline rinses. OTC pain meds. Careful with food. If it persists beyond a few days, see an oral surgeon ...Read more
M58, for couple of days I ate raw cabbage which caused my mouth to burn. Now I see several ulcers on rear end of tongue and adjoining floor of mouth?
Allergy: It appears you are having an allergic reaction to the cabbage. I recommend you stop eating cabbage and see your doctor for an examination. She can prescribe a "magic mouthwash" concoction which will decrease the discomfort. She'll also examine you and make sure there isn't an infection or others problem going on. Good luck. ...Read more
Boyfriend had red spotches all over his face after performing. Oral sex. On me. Next morning. His tongue was sore and felt raw. No stds. What is it?
10days postoperative tonsillectomy. I believe my mouth is full of thrush surgeon says didn't think so. But tongue and throatvery raw. What should I do?
Try Hydrogen Peroxid: Rinse and swish around in your mouth some diluted hydrogen peroxide. A few capfuls in an 1/8 cup of water. Then spit it out. ...Read more