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My tongue has become red, raw & extremely painful in the last

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My tongue has become red, raw & extremely painful in the last week. What could cause this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello!There are several possible causes...Have you possibly injured your tonguecwith something hot such as coffee?? A thermal injury would be a possible cause ...Have you had recent antibiotic treatment? Thrush is frequent secondary problem often following antibiotic treatment ...More long term cause of glossitis ( inflammation of tongue) may include B12 deficiency ...You may benefit to try gargles with cold salt water Your doctor may be able to evaluate and perhaps a solution to include some Lidocaine may relieve pain if this is quickly healing ...Treatment of thrush if indicated may include Nystatin or Diflucan ... I hope that this information is helpful for you.Let me know if you have further questions or discussion.I will be happy to get back with you.If my answers have been helpful and to your satisfaction then please remember to leave positive feedback Thank you and Best Regards,Anthony Bray MD