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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   The right side of my tongue has hurt for almost 2 weeks. I've also had discomfort under my chin, a sore throat on and off, some pain in my neck, and post-nasal drip. My GP said allergies and put me back on my allergy meds. My dentist looked and said tongue is fine. Can I stop worrying? Will this just go away, or what could be the cause? 42 year old female no history of smoking or drinking.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   u have seen dentist and he said u have no dental poblems. Is that right?
User :   yep. he really looked carefully and said he couldn't see anything. didn't offer an explanation. Both he and my GP checked my nodes (nothing swollen).
Doctor :   Very good
Doctor :   post-nasal drip is the very good clue to diagnose allegies.
Doctor :   The drip tickles on to throat and cause inflammation and cause sore thorat
Doctor :   do u cough and phlegm?
Doctor :   fever?
User :   but what would cause my tongue to hurt? it almost feels like one of my molars is disturbing it, but dentist says no. no cough, no phelgm, no fever. feels like mucous is coming down back of throat sometimes. The other symptoms have been getting better since going back on zyrtec (which I take all spring and summer) but the tongue still hurts. Just worried it could be something they can't see.
Doctor :   Dentist gave clearance. GP diagnosed it as Allergies. There is no other cause for the pain. Take one Becomplex vitamin daily
Doctor :   Apply Glycerine gel on the toungue
User :   what is glycerine gel? capsule i can get at the pharmacy?
Doctor :   it is medicine
Doctor :   it is gel
Doctor :   I dont kno
Doctor :   w
Doctor :   Some times anemia cause soreness on tongue
Doctor :   Get iron studies
Doctor :   CBC, serum iron, ferrtitin, TIBC which will tell u whether u have any anemia/iron deficinency
User :   i have annual physical coming up so that test will be included. thank you. will try to find glycerine gel. it's not a med i need a prescription for?
Doctor :   I think it does not need prescription
Doctor :   Talk to pharmacist he will helpu
Doctor :   Did I answer ur query
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   i am here. thank you. just wanted reassurance that i didn't need to see someone else like an ent. this problem seems weird. not easy to find information about it.
Doctor :   it takes time to heal
Doctor :   But get the basic tests
Doctor :   CBC,BMP, IRon stidies
User :   so anemia is the only issue you can think of if it continues? b/c as I said I will have that bloodwork soon for my physical.
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Bye
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