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I had smoked a lot and had junk food due to this tongue is getting white with pus bulge and it pains. Why is this happening and is this tongue cancer ?

Within this month I have smoked a lot under pressure my sleeping pattern was changed completely irregular eating habit and more of spicy junk food I noticed my tongue getting white later it went away now I have a deep cut like wound at the base of tongue after examining i found a small whitish pus bulge around the wound now it is paining can feel the cut since last month I have been ignoring oral hygiene This wound has really scared me Need help from doctors my mouth does get dry at times and bad breath is a problem as well Am i suffering from tongue cancer white patches that come of when rubbed or chewed by teeth. deep cut like sore at the base of tongue. extreme dryness in the mouth loss of appetite the cut/sore shows a little pain. pain in the ear - minor
Asked On : Fri, 15 Apr 2011
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Dentist, Orthodontics 's  Response
the cut at the base of your tongue is due to injury caused by a crispy potato chip which you told is regular part of your daily diet.
until you shift to a healthier diet the cuts and ulcers will keep appearing. drinking carbonated drinks which are diuretics( meaning they lead to loss of precious water from body) is making the production of saliva less which in turn making your mouth dry and smelly.
as such you dont seem to have any cancer symptoms but smoking eventually gonna predispose you towards it.
see a dentist as soon as possible and in the mean while you should
start drinking water
avoid hard and soft drinks
shift to balanced diet
take cap doxycycline 500 mg 2 times a day for three days
tab orthodex 2 times a day for 3 days
take care
Answered: Sat, 14 Jul 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Anand Babu M's  Response
Hi welcome to Healthcaremagic

The above signs and symptoms are suggestive of Aphthous Ulcer.. the ulcer on the tongue is due to vitamin deficiency.. good oral hygiene is needed, you can take Vitamin tablets daily once for 15 days, which will enhance the healing... Tab.Becosules daily once in morning for 2 weeks are enough.. good, oral hygiene, and nutritious food will prevent.. The effects of smoking will be seen late age, you must stop smoking...
Answered: Wed, 22 Jun 2011
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