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Discomfort on tongue, covered with red spots after eating cold stuff. Why is this happening?

Some time yesterday i began to feel a slight discomfort on my tongue . I realized it only hurt when i ate something cold . I didn t think much of it because the pain went away after a little while. Then today again i ate something cold, i looked in the mirror, and my tongue was covered in little red spots. They are pretty small and spread out throughout the tongue without any specific clusters any where. But it got me worried.
Asked On : Sun, 1 Jul 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Red spots on tongue can be because of several reasons traumatic injury due to tooth grinding , biting causing traumatic injury.
It can be due to vitamin deficiencies folic acid and vitamin B 12.
Bacterial and viral infections scarlet fever.
Allergy to certain food stuffs.

Maintain a good oral hygiene .
Clean the tongue with tongue cleaner or a soft bristle tooth brush.
Take vitamin suplements.
Drink lots of water.
Visit to a Dentist and get a checkup done .

Hope thus helps out.

Regards..
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

your history suggests that you have deficiency of vitamin B.

sometimes an apthous ulcer can also lead to such symptoms,also any allergic reaction can cause this.

for this you can start with vitamin B supplements for 15 days.

locally you can apply dologel for immediate relief.discontinue usage of any locally irritating agent like particular foodstuff,or tooth past.

meanwhile maintain good oral hygiene.

hope it helps.

thanks.

take care.
Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Hi
Welcome to HCM

I would to tell you that red spots on tongue indicate inflammation of tongue & it can be due to various reasons:-
-some allergic reaction against foreign substance
-vitamin deficiency
-bacterial or viral infection
-some bad oral habit like tobacco-chewing or smoking
-traumatic bite

You need to take vitamin supplement & maintain proper oral hygiene.
Also rule out the cause & get it treated accordingly.

Take Care
Regards
Dr.Neha
Answered: Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Varun Mishra's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm,
Red spots on tongue can be small blood bumps. several reasons possible . the most common reason can be the deficiency of vitamin B in the body. Secondly, it can be some sort of allergic reaction against foreign substance. these allergens here can be a foodstuff, toothpaste or its ingredients and even medicines. Try to stop using these stuffs and notice the change. Thirdly, bacterial infections in mouth can be the reason as well.
try to maintain oral hygiene by regular brushing and cleaning of tongue, gargling with benadryl or other antacids also. and visit the dentist asap.
thanks
Answered: Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hi there,

Appearence of red spots indicates inflammation of tongue mucosa and it may be caused due to several reasons like deficiency or certain vitamins especially vitamin B12 and vitamin C.

Maintain good oral hygiene by practising regular mouth rinsing with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like betadine or chlorhexidine.

start with multivitamin supplements for 7 to 10 days and vitamin C lozenges will help in resolving the problem.

avoid alcohol , carbonated drinks , tobacco chewing and smoking as these may worsen the area affected.

you can apply topical oral antiseptics like dentogel over the affected which helps in giving soothing effect and reduces burning sensation.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

It could be due to vitamin B deficiency.

Allergic reaction due to foreign bodies like food products,toothpaste etc

sometimes bacterial and viral infections could also lead to red spots on tongue.

candida infection also leads to spots on tongue.

visit your dentist and get clinical evaluation done.

meanwhile observe and also start vitamin b complex for 15 days.

Hope it helps.

thanks.
Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hi there,

Appearence of red spots indicates inflammation of tongue mucosa and it may be caused due to several reasons like deficiency or certain vitamins especially vitamin B12 and vitamin C.

Maintain good oral hygiene by practising regular mouth rinsing with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like betadine or chlorhexidine.

start with multivitamin supplements for 7 to 10 days and vitamin C lozenges will help in resolving the problem.

avoid alcohol , carbonated drinks , tobacco chewing and smoking as these may worsen the area affected.

you can apply topical oral antiseptics like dentogel over the affected which helps in giving soothing effect and reduces burning sensation.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepthi Reddy's  Response
Hi,
Thank you for the query.
Red spots on the tongue usually appear when suffering from flu or sore throat or cold or gastric reflexes,or weak immunity as well. Taking cold things might be an aggreviating factor for the present infection .
I would advise you to take multvitamin supplement and keep your tongue and oral cavity clean .
See your dentist so that clinical examination will rule out the exact cause for the infection .
Hope this information helps you.
Answered: Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

The red spots on tongue may be due to -
Aphthous ulcers.
Allergic foods taken.
Vitamin deficiencies.
Tongue thrusting.
Traumatic injury.
I would suggest you to include plenty of vitamin-b12,c rich foods.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Avoid salty/spicy artificial foods.
Apply anaesthetic gel on the effected site to relieve pain.
steroids can be taken in severe cases.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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