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What to do with sores on the tongue? Its painful when I eat on the sides of the tongue

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Aphthous ulcer?

Aphthous ulcers are quite common and most adult experience it at some point.
It is often small of around 1/3 in in size, whitish base with red rim. Despite small, it can be quite painful. The exact cause if not known, but believe to have some autoimmune components. Otc sorethroat spray, motrin/aleve may help. Steroid rinse/paste may help. Herpes ulcer causes some pain too. Consult doc ..Good luck.

In brief: Aphthous ulcer?

Aphthous ulcers are quite common and most adult experience it at some point.
It is often small of around 1/3 in in size, whitish base with red rim. Despite small, it can be quite painful. The exact cause if not known, but believe to have some autoimmune components. Otc sorethroat spray, motrin/aleve may help. Steroid rinse/paste may help. Herpes ulcer causes some pain too. Consult doc ..Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Gregory Boger
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See your doctor

He may prescribe ointment or paste to help.
He may recommend a biopsy be performed usually in the office. There are common causes which are not harmful and there are some causes which can lead to cancer.

In brief: See your doctor

He may prescribe ointment or paste to help.
He may recommend a biopsy be performed usually in the office. There are common causes which are not harmful and there are some causes which can lead to cancer.
Dr. Gregory Boger
Dr. Gregory Boger
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