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Recently, my tongue has become extremely sensitive. Everything seems to irritate it, from spices to vitamin c tablets. I used to eat very spicy, peppery foods, and now i can't because my tongue is super sensitive. I don't know whether this is a vitamin/mineral deficiency, a systemic ENT problem, medical or dental. What do you think is wrong here? I hate eating bland food.
Dear Customer,There are many possible reasons for your symptoms, and it will take a thorough diagnostic session with your medical doctor to clarify the reason. I will elaborate on some of the possibilities:
These are just some of the possible reasons for the onset of tongue sensitivity. Although there is always the possibility that the cause is local (for example, a rough edge on a dental prosthesis), the more common reasons for tongue sensitivity such as you describe are due to systemic conditions. For this reason, I thin it would be most appropriate to first consult with your medical doctor for a formal diagnosis.Good luck!