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Cause and remedy for glossitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
User :   Hello i notice that i have red spots under my tongue and would like to know what can it be..
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   How can I help you?
Doctor :   Since when have you noticed this spot?
User :   i actually just notice it now. i have like alittle itch so i went to look and have red spots
Doctor :   Do you have pain at that region?
User :   no pain
User :   now i am taking an antibiotic called cephalexin can this be the cause of the problem
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have diabetes/hypertension?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have fever?
User :   no i feel very good
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Let me explain/
Doctor :   The cause for those red spot is probably glossitis.
Doctor :   It could have occurred secondary to the antibiotics.
User :   ok
Doctor :   There are other factors that may have contributed to it, like that of
Doctor :   increased stress, vitamin deficienies, hot spicy food.
Doctor :   I shall suggest you some measures to help you.
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   1. Take B complex capsules, one capsule a day for 1 week.
Doctor :   2. Avoid hot and spicy food.
Doctor :   3. You can get glycerine lotion or creams
Doctor :   This can be applied over the red spot to reduce the itching and discomfort while taking food.
Doctor :   4. These spots generally improves in 2 to 3 days time,
User :   now all these are over the counter?
Doctor :   Yes, all these are available over the counter.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other queries?
User :   now can i do like anything with tea
Doctor :   As long as you do not drink it hot, it is fine.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   thats all thanks
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form too.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   bye
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