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Reddish bumps on the back of the tongue, excessive saliva production, whitish tongue. Difficulty in swallowing. Remedy?

I have these reddish bumps on the back of my tongue accompanied by EXCESSIVE saliva and a very slight amount of whitish-yellowish coating on my tongue--again, only in the back. I cannot chew well as the bumps are very irritable. Swallowing , even water, is also a little difficult. This has never happened to me before so I m a little concerned. fyi A few days ago I got a canker sore and have been rinsing with salt water. The sore is still there. I ve also been very stressed lately.
Asked On : Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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Dentist 's  Response

Welcome to HCM,

Do you have any pain in these reddish bump? If pain is there then it can be apthous ulcers...

There are various reasons for it to,anxiety,certain vitamin deficiency...any hormonal changes..etc...but its recurrent in nature....

In your case proper clinical examination is required for proper diagnosis...

You can take vit B12 supplements..and chlohexidine mouthwash...

Get your proper check-up done...

Take care...
Answered: Sun, 4 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
is this the first time do you get such lesions?
visit your dentist and get it checked clinicaly.
final diagnosis can be made only by biopsy you have the habit of tobacco/pan chewing?usually such problams arise in case of oral submucus fibrosis.
difficulty in opening mouth,swallowing food,blanching of oral mucosa are the associated symptoms.
discotinue the habit and corticosteroid drug therapy are the line of treatment in such cases.
if this is a case of aphthous ulcers,plenty of vitamin-b complex supplements has to be and tab.wysalone are the other drug of choice in such cases.
Answered: Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

According to your clinical symptoms i suppose that you have developed a condition known as oral submucous fibrosis.
I would suggest you to visit to the Dentist and get the checkup done.
Also mention if you are having guthka chewing, smoking habit.
Corticosteroids can be administered.
At home take lukewarm saline rinses, antispetic mouthwash rinses.
Take multivitamin suplements.
Maintain a good oral hygiene.

Hope this helps out,

Answered: Sun, 4 Aug 2013
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