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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD)
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Chip: I wanted to see if you could help me

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For Dr Chip : I wanted to see if you could help me
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Hi--I'm here

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you remember me talking with you about my mouth and tongue about a month ago?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Yes, of course

But before we go any further, I'd like to ask you to reverse the negative rating you gave me on this question since that was very unfair

http://professional.justanswer.com/chat/index/803c7adf92f94d8f98a4652c87211950#

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can I make it up with a positive rating here?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

That's fine--just so you know I did consider it unjustified.

What's the question?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well all the symptoms for the most part had gone away except for the fact that the sides of my tongue still looks the same, within the past week I have gotton a sore throat, cough and cold and still have it now and the sides of my tongue have been sore again, is this from the smoking because I have been taking the Prevacid like the doctor had told me, a multivitamin every morning along with the super B complex vitamin
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Are you asking if all that would be from smoking?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
because I don't know why it's sore again
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

I take it you've been smoking for quite some time and didn't just recently start again?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
correct
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Then, no, it wouldn't all be just from smoking. But of course you could have either a cold virus or a viral pharyngitis

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Would this be something else like mouth cancer or any other cancer or something else bad? I also had another episode of acid reflux because I had got home late from work a couple of nights ago and ate and then not thinking I laid down
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

You've got to stop thinking of the word bad with things like this. There's no way to deal with someone who wants to know if something is "bad" except to say no it isn't, but that doesn't help you when I say it

No, absolutely this isn't any kind of cancer and certainly isn't anything bad

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What would be causing the inflammation and or soreness?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Like I said before--either a cold or a viral pharyngitis but certainly nothing bad

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It was like this for a couple months where it was sore, also the inflammation did get a tiny bit better I think but it's still there, I'm going to quit smoking and see if it gets better
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

So what more do we need to talk about?