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All day today my tongue has felt numb. It feels like there

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All day today my tongue has felt numb. It feels like there is a coating on the roof of my mouth, and my lips are swollen. It began last night, and has gotten worse through out the day. Eating irritates my tongue. Drinking a Dr. pepper made it burn. Decreased sense of taste.
I did not change or add any medications. Didn't eat anything new, or that I don't eat on a regular basis.
What can I do to get rid of these symptoms?

**Was just looking at my tongue - it looks like each individual taste bud is swollen. THe whole tongue, but more so on the tip and sides.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, MD replied 6 years ago.



It seems possible that you have developed an inflammation of the tongue - the condition is called glossitis. Glossitis may be due to viral or bacterial infection. If there is superimposed fungal infection, it can feel like there is a coating on the tongue.


Please consult a doctor - if the inflammation is severe you may need an antibiotic. You will also need blood tests to check for anemia or vit B deficiency.


Meanwhile, please rinse your mouth with a chlorhexidene mouth wash available without prescription at any pharmacy. Also take Ibuprofen, 200mg thrice daily for 3 days. Continue to drink plenty or water to flush out your mouth.


I hope this helps.

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