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My tongue keeps swelling and is very painful and my teeth

Customer Question

My tongue keeps swelling and is very painful and my teeth (left side near wisdom) are hurting, also have dull sore throat. Food irrates and makes worse! What is going on. I'm in tears!
JA: Have you noticed any swelling in the gums? When was your last visit to the dentist?
Customer: Haven't noticed swelling. 8 months ago
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dental
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Struggling to even eat a banana. It burns my mouth.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Also taste a mild salty taste in my mouth
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Tip of the tongue burns the worst
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Where will my answer appear?
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 2 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
Since when are you having this issue?
Do you have any other symptom? or past illness?
Did you have any test?
Did you consult doctor or take any measure?

Can you send picture?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
2 weeks
Only other symptoms is everything seems salty
No past illness
Had strep test and it was negative
Yes, I'll send a picture
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 2 months ago.

When did you have strep test?

When did you consult doctor last? Which specialist?

Did doctor prescribe any medicine?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
A milkshake even aggregates
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Scrambled eggs do not both me
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Seemed to be eating a salad before all big incidents
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 2 months ago.

I saw your picture.

When did you have strep test?
When did you consult doctor last? Which specialist?
Did doctor prescribe any medicine after the test result?

Did you try any measure?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Had strep two weeks ago
Saw my internal medicine physician last week
No MEDS prescribed
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Internist thought it was an allergic reaction
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
It seemed to be going away and now it's back in full force
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I discontinued soda
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Strep was negative and even sent away to be cultured
Also negative
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 2 months ago.

Thank you for the information.

Salty taste, burning sensation of the mouth can be caused by a few conditions.

Viral infection, cold is a common cause.

It can take time to resolve even after the viral infection improves.

Reflux is another common cause for burning tongue, salty taste in the mouth.

If you have reflux you can try to take antacid or nexium for a few days to check whether it helps.

It may result from a mouth infection like yeast or gum infections, sinus infection, allergy etc.

Dehydration, vitamin and mineral deficiencies can have role.

You should take bland soft diet till the symptoms improve.

From systemic or general causes diabetes, hypothyroidism, Sjogren's disease, dry mouth, neurological disorders may cause it.

As it is going on you need to be checked by doctor again.

Prescription antifungal medicine, steroid can help in these cases.

You can try to take some home measures.

Yogurt with lactobacilli can help to reduce the symptoms.

Fresh boiled vegetables & fruits can help to correct vitamin deficiency.

Pl try to take adequate fluid, vitamins supplement till you see doctor.

I hope this information helps.

If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.

If you are satisfied, please rate my answer as good or excellent.