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I have a sore on the side of my tongue that hurts when it runs

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I have a sore on the side of my tongue that hurts when it runs across my teeth or i touch it or I chew sometimes. I have looked at it in a mirror and can see an inflamed spot. It is hard to not poke or irritate it. Should i worry about it? It has been there about 24 hr
Hi,
Smoking and alcohol history?
Are you taking any medicines?
Tongue bite?
Spicy food,hot beverages?
Have you tried any medicines?
Any other medical illness?


Thanks dear.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I don't smoke but do drink and have the past few days. I have not bitten my tongue and no to all other questions. It seems like an inflamed papilla on my tongue. It hurts, is annoying and distracting.

Hi,
Thanks for providing additional information.
I understand your concern and it's my pleasure to help you in every aspect.
As per your description,possible differential diagnosis may include Aphthous ulcer,Cold sore,Inflamed papilla.
You can try Orajel and do betadine oral gargles.
Also start a multivitamin containing B complex.
Drink plenty of water.
Avoid spicy,hot food.
Motrin and Claritin can be helpful.

If your symptoms'll not improve or you develop white blister on the centre of sore then it's good to see a dentist for a clinical exam.




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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks. As an RN this is what i thought to do. I feel better though having my interventions validated by a doc.

Hi,
You are most welcome.
Try Orajel and Motrin.
If your symptoms'll not improve then consult your dentist.


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