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Hi, For the past couple of days I have had a soreness in the

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Hi, For the past couple of days I have had a soreness in the back of my tongue. The soreness increases when I swallow, yawn, or move my tongue around. Is this something muscular and is there something I can do to make it heal faster?

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

mysticdoc :

Do you see any ulcer or redness?

Customer:

No ulcer, maybe slight redness but it's hard to tell

mysticdoc :

ok

mysticdoc :

can be from the hot beverages.

mysticdoc :

also sometimes viral infectino can cause this.

mysticdoc :

there is no treatment necessary

mysticdoc :

But for pain, you can us cepacol spray ( sore throat spray).

mysticdoc :

It should get better on its own over a week or so.

Customer:

it doesn't feel like a regular sore throat. It;s a muscular type pain near where the tongue meets the lower jaw.

Customer:

Could an infection cause this?

mysticdoc :

yes it can --more likely viral nifection.

mysticdoc :

Bacterial infection unlikely since the symptoms are not that severe.

Customer:

okay. I tried massaging the muscle from the outside, but if its an infection I should just let it be, right?

mysticdoc :

yes correct

mysticdoc :

Cepacol throat spray can be used

mysticdoc :

Abreva is another OTC ointment that may help with the pain.

Customer:

Ok. Like I said, it feels like muscle pain (like I pulled or overworked a muscle) but if you say it is caused by an infection then I'll just deal with it, maybe take some ibuprofen. Thanks!

mysticdoc :

that will be fine

mysticdoc :

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