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my tongue hurts. it feels different than usual. (raw and dry)

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my tongue hurts. it feels different than usual. (raw and dry) why?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 5 years ago.
Hello
burning tongue can be form may reasons
Allergy
unknown causes
B vitamin deficiencies
Thyroid disease or diabetes
Dentures
INfections in the mouth
Over stimulation from too much brushing, mouth wash, etc.
Damage to the tongue
GERD....acid reflux disease


So as you can see, this should be looked at by your doctor; some lab tests should be run to see if this needs treatment by treating an underlying cause such as B vitamin deficiencies, which can be measured on lab tests.
Good luck
let me know if you have further questions

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

why would i have vitamin b def? what would cause a mouth infection?

i don't think it could be any of the other answers? other then unknow!

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 5 years ago.
As an example, B12 deficiency could be cause by a lack of intrinsic factor which is necessary for absorption.
Thyroid disease could be hidden until tested.
You could be having an allergic reaction to something you have not identified.

Bacteria are always in the mouth, so are yeast, sometimes can cause an infection
Acid reflux can cause this, and sometimes can have no other symptoms except this.

Good luck again

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
<p>could it be realted to a cold? i've been not feeling well?</p><p> </p>
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
stuffy nose, coughing, sneezing, slight headache and tired.
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 5 years ago.
Yes certainly
viruses can act like this
if so, though, it will clear up
if not, see your doc
good luck again

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thank you.

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i hope my creidit card information is safe.

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 5 years ago.
yes should be fine but talk with customer service about that if you are concerned
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good luck again

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i already accepted answer and got accept confirmation. thanks again
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 5 years ago.
you are welcome