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Got sores on my tongue they have been occurring normally when I don't eat but they have become persistent now even if I eat twice a day. Causes?

Got sores on my tongue they have been occurring normally when I don't eat but they have become persistent now even if I eat twice a day. Causes?

Difficult to tell: In this forum, your symptoms and possible causes are very hard to determine without actually seeing the sores (are they red, white or ulcerated)? Are they flat or elevated? Are they single or clustered?
Possible causes: infection, vitamin deficiency, medical issue, allergic reaction, trauma etc.
See a dentist for their expert evaluation. ...Read more

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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


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Started With Sores On My Tongue- Losing My Voice- High Fever 103.5 Tynenol Brought It To 102.6 My Neck Is Stiff Sore Weak With Bad Headache Causes? ?

Started With Sores On My Tongue- Losing My Voice- High Fever 103.5 Tynenol Brought It To 102.6 My Neck Is Stiff Sore Weak With Bad Headache Causes? ?

Aseptic meningitis: Headaches and stiff neck could be symptoms of meningitis. There are actually many forms of meningitis- the bacterial forms being the most worrisome. Given the tongue sores and the laryngitis I suspect a virus, but I would still recommend you go to an ER or doctor now to be evaluated properly. True Tylenol (acetaminophen) will bring down a fever but it's only a BandAid and it sounds like you need real treatment. ...Read more

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What causes sores on the tongue?

What causes sores on the tongue?

Lots of things: See your general dentist or an oral surgeon when you have these sores present for a definitive diagnosis. The diagnosis will determine the cause, if known (for some types of sores, the cause is not well understood). ...Read more

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What causes large white sores underneath the tongue that appeared overnight?

What causes large white sores underneath the tongue that appeared overnight?

Need eval: This could be viral, canker sores or trauma. The only way to tell for sure is by see your dentist for an exam. ...Read more

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What are the causes of canker sores in your mouth on your cheeks and on the tip and sides of your tongue?

What are the causes of canker sores in your mouth on your cheeks and on the tip and sides of your tongue?

Canker sores: The cause of canker sores is not well understood. It often occurs during times of stress in areas that get irritated from toothbrush, food or sharp tooth. Make sure what you have are canker sores. See a dentist just to make sure if you get them often or they do not go away in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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What causes canker sores on tongue and why do they hurt?

What causes canker sores on tongue and why do they hurt?

Canker sores: Are the most common oral lesions. A canker sores on tongue affects the ability to eat comfortably. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more

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Left side of the tongue has irritated tastebuds and scratches like cuts that cause pain but are not open sores. Also have tingly sensation. Why???

Left side of the tongue has irritated tastebuds and scratches like cuts that cause pain but are not open sores. Also have tingly sensation. Why???

Ans: Well what have you done? Did you eat hot or spivey foods or scrape the tongue on something you put into your mouth. This area is very vascular and will resolve fast but stop irritating the tongue. Be careful what you put into your mouth ...Read more

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What might be the cause of red spots on my tongue and sores in my mouth?

What might be the cause of red spots on my tongue and sores in my mouth?

Canker sores: Canker sores or aphthous ulcers cause red spots on the tongue usually surrounding a white center and are found in other areas of the oral cavity. ...Read more

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Can analgesic throat lozenges cause tongue sores?

Can analgesic throat lozenges cause tongue sores?

Possibly: Some analgesic throat lozenges contain benzocaine, one of the "-caine" family (novocaine/procaine/marcaine/etc) of analgesics; some people develop an allergic reaction to benzocaine. Menthol is another ingredient that may cause reactions. Eucalyptus is a third ingredient that may be associated with allergic reactions. See a fp/allergist to find out if this is your situation. ...Read more

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Help! Could strep throat causes sores tongue and mouth?

Help! Could strep throat causes sores tongue and mouth?

See doctor for strep: Strep can cause a sore throat and mouth. Virus can also cause pain and sores. If you think you have strep it is very important to see a doctor and get it treated asap. Strep is contagious and can cause serious infections. ...Read more

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23 weeks past HIV exposure. Negative rapid and duo combo tests. But have white tongue and sores under the tongue. What may be the cause and conclusive?

23 weeks past HIV exposure. Negative rapid and duo combo tests. But have white tongue and sores under the tongue. What may be the cause and conclusive?

Not sure: It could be due to many causes: thrush, strep, viral infection, medication or supplement, irritation from mouthwash or toothpaste, etc. See your doc for a thorough history and physical. ...Read more

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I have sores In both corners of mouth that burn when tongue touches. I've been under stress. Would that cause them?

I have sores In both corners of mouth that burn when tongue touches. I've been under stress. Would that cause them?

Mouth sores: Sounds like it may be herpes simplex which can be exacerbated by stress. There are medications available by prescription that can help ...Read more

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Can using too much non-alcoholic mouthwash following a tongue piercing cause irritation and gum sores?

Can using too much non-alcoholic mouthwash following a tongue piercing cause irritation and gum sores?

May be both: The prolonged and excessive use of mouth wash, can alter the bacterial flora of the mouth causing the ulceration,
and the presence of tongue jewelry also contribute to the inflammation and ultimately ulceration s ...Read more

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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?

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

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What causes big red sores on back of tongue and down throat? Very painful

What causes big red sores on back of tongue and down throat? Very painful

Possible herpes: A herpes viral infection can cause these lesions. I recommend that you consult an otolaryngologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Son had fever for 4 days. NML 2 day. 2 whitish "sores" on his tongue red around white what would cause this? On amoxicillin. Gums red Swollen

Son had fever for 4 days. NML 2 day. 2 whitish "sores" on his tongue red around white what would cause this? On amoxicillin. Gums red Swollen

Herpes virus: Your son has herpes virus - most likely type 1 herpes virus that causes ulcers or blisters first 1/2 of tongue and causes swollen gums. The fever to be treated with Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen). popsicles, water ice, ice cream, yogurt on cold spoon should keep him hydrated. If he refuses to eat or drink and is peeing less, he may need some lidocaine or magic mouthwash to numb gums and tongue & seen by dr. ...Read more

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Can 500mg of ERY-tab for acne cause sores on tongue and dark cloudy urine? Is this an adverse reaction?

Can 500mg of ERY-tab for acne cause sores on tongue and dark cloudy urine? Is this an adverse reaction?

Rare: Liver toxicity from erythromycin is rare but well described. STOP this med and see your DR. It is not a very good treatment for acne, anyway. First identify if there is a liver problem, deal with whatever it is. Adult female acne is related to hormones. Menst regular? Birth control hormone? Best treatment is likely to be the correct birth control pill (Yaz, etc) and/or spironolactone. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin/clarithromycin/omeprazole cause mouth and tongue sores? If so, how do I relieve the soreness?

Does amoxicillin/clarithromycin/omeprazole cause mouth and tongue sores? If so, how do I relieve the soreness?

Oral Sores: You did not mention why you are on these medications. You would have to be seen by dentist and\or physician in order to establish the cause of your mouth and tongue sores and how best to alleviate the problem. ...Read more

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Can it be that a cold sore causes someone to have swollen gums, canker sores, and causes tongue to have missing taste buds?

Can it be that a cold sore causes someone to have swollen gums, canker sores, and causes tongue to have missing taste buds?

Cold sores: What you describe is not just the cold sore causing other oral problems but a possible systemic infection
sometimes strep throat can result in all these symptoms so please see your doctor to resolve the problem. ...Read more

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Dx tmj. I have jaw tenderness, ear discomfort but can't figure out why my tongue hurts. There r no sores or swelling. Can TMJ cause the tongue pain?

Dx tmj. I have jaw tenderness, ear discomfort but can't figure out why my tongue hurts. There r no sores or swelling. Can TMJ cause the tongue pain?

Yes: The nerve to the tongue passes just in front of ear. If you have chronic inflammation in the joint tongue may be sore. But can also be from other causes. Have you asked your Dentist to take a look? Have you asked for an Orthodontic Consultation to asses occlusion and function? ...Read more