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What could be causing soreness under the tongue as well as a patchy white spot?

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Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Thrush

Candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection (mycosis) of any of the candida species (all yeasts), of which Candida Albicans is the most common.
It is also commonly referred to as a yeast infection.

In brief: Thrush

Candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection (mycosis) of any of the candida species (all yeasts), of which Candida Albicans is the most common.
It is also commonly referred to as a yeast infection.
Dr. Christopher Nicora
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sore under tongue

Most likely thrush.
Leukoplakia? See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. Make sure you dental and oral hygiene is meticulous and consistent. If you are a smoker, consider quitting. If the lesion does not resolve after treatment for thrush, particularly if you are a smoker +/- drinker, you should see an ENT for examination and possible biopsy to rule out a more serious condition.

In brief: Sore under tongue

Most likely thrush.
Leukoplakia? See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. Make sure you dental and oral hygiene is meticulous and consistent. If you are a smoker, consider quitting. If the lesion does not resolve after treatment for thrush, particularly if you are a smoker +/- drinker, you should see an ENT for examination and possible biopsy to rule out a more serious condition.
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