Thanks for writing to us.
The red patch on the tongue anterior right side could be due to any of the following ;
A)Benign geographic tongue; An innocent lesion . To be left as it is as it is painless and symptomfree.
Deficiency;-To be supplimented with B-Complex or multivitamins.(C)Infective Aetiology ;in addition local application of choline salicylate/benzalkonium chloride/lignocaine gel will relieve your pain if in addition infected.An antisceptic betadine
mouth gargling can also be done.
D)Erythroplakia;It is a REDDISH VEVETTY THICK pre-malignant lesion occurs in people with predispositions such as Smoking/Spirit Consumption/Spicy food/Sharp tooth impinging/Syphilis
In any case the diagnosis is established only after HPE(Histo path examination) report is obtained after Biopsy
of the lesion and the lump and then further treatment can be instituted by a General Surgeon
Wishing you a quick recovery,
Dr Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan