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My lingual frenulum is sore when i move my tongue, 2 days

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My lingual frenulum is sore when i move my tongue
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: 2 days nothing makes it better
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no had sore throat before this but it is subsiding
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 2 months ago.

Hi, Dr. Ashori here, please let me review the information and I'll reply shortly.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 2 months ago.

The frenulum is a very thin skin that doesn't get a lot of blood supply. Any irritant or a virus or infection can cause it to be painful. You have the option of giving it time to resolve or you can have an oral steroid cream prescribed. Do you have a picture of the skin?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No I could try to take one w cell. It is painful whenever I move my tongue any direction below the tongue in that area.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Even when I swallow
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 2 months ago.

Sure. That would indicate the inflammation which I was referring to. So that could be from irritation or a benign infection. Nothing you mentioned would lead me to think that it's anything serious.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
What can I do to reduce the pain. Salt water?
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 2 months ago.

You can gargle with salt water. You can rub virgin coconut oil on there. You can find some numbing medication/creams in the dental section of a pharmacy or drug store.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 2 months ago.

Hope it feels better soon.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 2 months ago.

Please let me know if I can still help you with this and if you have any other questions for me.

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Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 2 months ago.

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