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Why Does My Tongue Hurt So Bad
Not sure: Please give more details...Any changes in color? Any lesions? Any swelling? There is a condition called burning mouth syndrome that can be quite bothersome. For a good review of this disorder please visit http://www. Nidcr. Nih. Gov/oralhealth/topics/burning/burningmouthsyndrome. Htm. ...Read more
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
Tongue: Infection may cause tongue pain. Some people are clenchers at night which can cause local tongue trauma. You should check it out ...Read more
Tongue: Hard to tell from your description. May be infectious or trauma. Suggest you see an ENT to check it out ...Read more
Yes: Tongue piercing comes w continued pain as well as swelling, tenderness, bleeding & bruising for around 5 days. If the swelling makes it difficult to breath then you need emergent medical evaluation to ensure that your airway does not become compromised. If the tongue is seeping drainage that is other then white-colored or that is malodorous – then please seek medical care for a possible infection. ...Read more
Hey my taste buds on the tip of my tongue are super bright and it kinda hurts but it's not bad pain?
Deficient in iron: A bright pink color on the tongue is most often caused by a deficiency in iron. See your PCP for evaluation and tests. Take care. ...Read more
I bite my tongue when I fall asleep sitting up, but not when I lay down. It doesn't really hurt, is it bad that this happens?
Of course; as stated: Tongue biting, especially repetitive, is clear pain-inducing, body-destructive, self attack. Two issues: (a) What is happening in your mind to drive this behavior while asleep in sitting position & (b) what & how much damage occurs each time along with how well (or not) the results of healing (never fully duplicating original anatomic structure/function before injury). ...Read more
I bit my tongue and it got cut and now is a white bump and it HURTS Is there a way to make it stop hurting so bad and would it be bad to peal the bump?
Leave it alone: Try a salt water to rinse the mouth. And see doctor if not going away. ...Read more
What can I do about a cracked tongue? My tongue is very badly cracked at the sides and middle. Eating is becoming very painful. My tongue sometimes gets very swollen and hurts very badly. Why can I do about this? Is there medication or home remedies I can
Could be: When most doctors refer to tonsillitis, they mean infection (viral or bacterial) of the tonsils at the side of the throat (palatine tonsils). There are also tonsils at the back of the tongue (lingual tonsils) if the location of the pain is truly in the back of the tongue, several diagnoses are possible. Lingual tonsillitis, infected taste buds or if you are a smoker, more serious problems. Ent. ...Read more
Probably just time: It depends upon what it actually is. You can see a dentist right away or wait it out and see if it goes away. It's your call for now depending upon how much it hurts and how concerned you are. If it is not gone completely in 2 weeks, it should be looked at by your dentist, even if all discomfort is gone. Warm salt water rinses may make it feel better. ...Read more
Need to examine: It not feasible to be sure, but you probably have a mucous cyst. It is not dangerous but may need to removed surgically. You may see an oral surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I have a small lump on the underneath of my tongue. It is a little longer than wider and it hurts really bad. What could it be?
See doctor: And have it checked. Could be an infection or oter type of lesion. ...Read more
I have a patch of greenish yellow on the side of my tongue towards the back. Hurts so bad. What can it b?
? injury: Could this be the result of an inadvertent biting of the tongue or injury from a jagged tooth? Viral tongue infections of the tongue are usually more diffuse although a herpes simplex infection is still a possibility. Because of this as well as the severe discomfort, I recommend that your Physician or an otolaryngologist examine you soon. In the meantime try bathing the tongue with warm, salt water ...Read more
My frenulum hurts badly after french kiss. It hurts when I lift my tongue up and whenever I move my tongue. Should I go to hospital?
This appears to be post-traumatic. Try sipping ice water. If not relieved, can use Clear. Ease Lozenges - one 4x a day melt in mouth between cheek and gums.
Rest your tongue - you can text, but not talk! ...Read more
Out of nowhere my tongue got really sore and it hurts really bad to eat I have not ate any spicy foods it's been like this for 2 days?
Mouth sore: Unclear from your description if you have tongue swelling. Also, not sure if you are able to swallow all other types of foods (besides spicy types). You will need an examination of your tongue. Descriptions usually don't help as much as a direct exam of any rash / skin / mucosa problem. Good luck - see a physician right away. ...Read more
Hello I have sinusitis and its hurts like mad so when it gets proper bad I panic and it causes me to think im going to swallow my tongue. Is anxiety?
My tongue hurts really bad for about 2 days straight and I saw a couple of bumps on the side of my tongue and I can feel many bumps on my soft palet..
Needs to be seen: This would need to be seen by a dentist. There is no way to diagnose your symptoms without actually seeing you. It may of dental origin, medical origin, or combination of both; tongue bumps may be normal anatomy. ...Read more
I have raised bumps on the sides of my tongue and on the back of my tongue. Looks like inflamed skin. Doesn't hurt. Looks bad. Infectious?
No: No, unlikely. The very far back and sides of the tongue are always bumpy and rough. This is the "lingual tonsil" and is a part of normal anatomy. ...Read more
I am experiencing difficulty swallowing. How do I know if my tonsils are bad my tonsils are touching my tongue and it hurts when I sallow.?
Time 2 c ur doctor: That's why they are there, to help you with your health, you may need Rx medicines, good luck ...Read more
I noticed I was getting a bad taste behind my tongue & bad breath, today I noticed I have bumps in the back of my tongue, doesn't hurt. What is it?
Wisdom teeth on bottom row hurt bad No sign of teeth but the gum on my left hurts most I can lift with tongue and open little on top. Impacted? Normal?
Impacted, see DDS: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-24. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more
I had wisdom extractions on the 24th of april my tongue on the left hurts so bad like it's been bitten but there is no sore. What can I do what happen?
Date of surgery?: I'm not sure when you first wrote your question, but this is a problem. See oral surgeon ASAP for evaluation/recommendations. If procedure was done by general dentist, still see oral surgeon. ...Read more
I have tiny ulcers on the tip of my tongue and under my tongue that hurt really bad. Almost like a burning sensation. What is it?
Needs evaluation: Ulcers really need to be evaluated for a diagnosis and treatment plan. If it doesn't go away within 7-10 days, you need to have them evaluated by an oral surgeon. ...Read more
Ripped the webbing that connects my tongue to my mouth. I did it 3 hours ago. It hurts badly but doesn't look as bad, swollen, or purple.
Should heal but...:
Ouch! That webbing is called the frenulum. If it continues to bleed then go the ER or urgent care to get stitches, but as long as it's no longer bleeding it should heal fine. Avoid moving your tongue too much. Some ice might relieve pain; you could also try Tylenol (acetaminophen) and the homeopathic remedy Arnica.
The mucous membranes of our mouth heal remarkably quickly so it should feel much better by tomorrow. ...Read more
I have receding gums but on one side they're all red down to my teeth they don't hurt or anything it just looks bad also my tongue is kind of white?
Receding gums: Make an appointment to see your dentist or a periodontal specialist. ...Read more
Mouth has becomesensitive after I let my GERD get bad anytime I eat crackers or toast or cookies chocolate bumps will rise on tongues an cheeks hurt?
Controlling the acid: As you know, gerd will introduce stomach acids into the mouth. Stomach acid has a ph of 1, similar to hydrochloric acid. Keep your gerd under control so acid is not introduced into your mouth. Severe, uncontrolled gerd can literally melt your teeth. The bumps on your tongue and cheeks are probably due to the irritation of the acid. ...Read more
Following a real bad toothache, came this lump that feels really big but I can't see it. It's under my tongue in the same spot I had the toothache. It's hurts really bad. Can you tell me what that is?
Treatment to Tooth??: Rarely does the infection from an absceesed tooth swell to the tongues side of the lower jaw (mandible). As the previous clinician advise, d see your dentist for advice care and a referral to an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more
Absolutely: Infected teeth affect more than just the tooth; they affect your entire mouth, ear, throat and other areas. You need to get rid of the infection to preserve your overall health. See a dentist! ...Read more
I had a really bad tooth ache so I took some co-codimal which took away the pain but neck is now slightly swollen and it hurts to move my tongue?
Pea-sized lump on left-front of tongue. Tender, hurts when agitated. Present for years. If accidentally injured [bit bad], will shrink, then regrow.
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