My mouth & tongue are sore, the tongue is swollen & sensitive to heat, it also has a rippled appearance around the edge of it, also the top of it looks cracked, when this first started, I also had hard bumps come up on the inside of my mouth and around the edge of my tongue, the bumps seemed to break & secrete icky tasting stuff, however they never turned into ulcers, I have tried everything from treatment for Thrush, anti-biotics, anti-bacterial mouthwash, and anti virus medication. They even did a swab, which showed normal flora for a mouth. The sores have subsided but the tongue is still sore, & swollen, and there is some numbness around the left side of my lips. I also have trigeminal neurialgia on the left side. I am also wondering if this might be shingles or herpes simplex1.What to try next????
Bumps and sores on the tongue can be caused by allergic reactions, oral herpes simplex virus infection, canker sores, tuberculosis, bacterial infections, or early-stage syphilis. Sores can also be caused by allergies or other immune system disorders.
Although small bumps on both sides of the tongue are usually harmless, a bump on only one side may be cancerous. Unexplained red or white areas, sores, or lumps on the tongue may be signs of cancer and should be examined by a doctor. Most oral cancers grow on the sides of the tongue or on the floor of the mouth.
Tongue discomfort can result from irritation by certain foods, especially acidic ones or by certain ingredients in toothpaste, mouthwash, candy, or gum. Some drugs can cause tongue discomfort, as can injury and infection. Intense pain of the entire mouth can be caused by burning mouth syndrome.
Usually, it is a process of elimination to find out just what is causing the discomfort. Tongue discomfort not caused by an infection is usually treated by eliminating the cause. For example, the person may try changing brands of toothpaste, discontinue irritating foods, or have a sharp or broken tooth repaired by a dentist. Warm salt-water rinses may help.
I hope this helps you discover your tongue condition.
I've never heard of burning mouth syndrome, what are the symptoms & what is the treatment? How does one tell if they have it? Is there a test, any other thoughts would be helpful. I have already done alot of what you suggest.I haven't changed any of my eating habits or hygine products, this problem just kind of snuck up on me until it became intolerable. If there is any thing else I could suggest to my Dr. I would appreciate it.
Burning mouth syndrome causes chronic burning pain in your mouth. The pain from burning mouth syndrome may affect your tongue, gums, lips, inside of your cheeks, roof of your mouth, or widespread areas of your whole mouth. The pain can be severe, as if you scalded your mouth. The cause is unknown, but many people find relief by taking B Vitamins.