Pea sized nodule in tongue, painful, affecting speech, tooth pain, jaw pain, glossitis
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1. A painful tongue nodule with tenderness, heaviness in the tongue and difficulty speaking, swallowing and chewing is a sign of glossitis.
2. This may be infection because there is a change in color. It will usually not be cancerous.
3. Is there a change in the texture of the swelling? Is it smoother than the rest of your (normal) tongue? Is your tongue coated? Did you accidentally bite your own tongue?
4. Do you have any swelling at the corners of your mouth? If so, then this is known as angular cheilitis and then the eye symptoms may be related. This is usually due to deficiency in Vitamins especially B2 . B6 and anemia.
5. If your discomfort is not severe, you may schedule a routine appointment with your doctor who may require to prescribe you antibiotics, anti-fungals, medicated gargles, pain killers, steroids and other supportive medication. If your discomfort is severe, do not hesitate to go to an ER. The tongue is a very vascular organ and infection may spread quickly.
6. Remember to avoid any food or drink which irritates the tongue and to correct any nutritional deficiencies which can give rise to such a condition. Maintain good oral hygiene. Glossitis responds well to treatment.
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