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Black lines, lumps on side of tongue. Cancer symptom?

i observed few black lines on the side of my tounge. there are also 5 to 6 lumps near it,like pimples ..its not painfull and dosnt interfere in food taste.i will also like to inform you that i rarely use tounge cleaner once in 3 4 months.i googled it and saw it may be a cancer symptom.i dont eat tobacco any alcohol or smoke . even in my family no body has it..please help me thank you
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Black lines on the tongue surface can be because of improper oral hygiene , ulcerations , use of certain medications , long term fever , dehydration and mouth breathing habit.

Clean your tongue gently with a tongue scraper or a soft bristle toothbrush .
Take vitamin suplements .
Drink lots of water.
If fever , cough is present the condition will resolve once the illness go away.
Consult to a Dentist and get checkup done .

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

Thanks for posting your query.

The lesion may be of aphthous ulcer type.

I would suggest you to take plenty of nutritious rich food.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Floss your tongue daily.
Vitamin becosules,iron and folic acid tablets can be administered.
In severe cases,steroids has to be administered after consulting with your dentist.
Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Indu Thakur's  Response
hi, thnx for your query,this is normal . no need to worry, maintain good oral hygiene and use tounge scraper. if you like go to a dentist for complete oral check-up.

hope this is help ful.
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