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Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Good morning. I have a small white, pimple-like thing on my tongue. First noticed it yesterday. It is on the underside of my tongue, on the side near the front of my tongue. Very painful, at times my tongue feels "burning", red and swollen.
Foods are tough, nothing crunchy, spicy, acidic, or chewy.
Medical history positive for GERD, gastroparesis, psoriatic arthritis.
Meds include methotrexate, 7.5 mg/weekly, protonix, celebrex, nucyenta.
Using coconut oil on my tongue, letting it melt, then sort of gargaling wIth melted oil, then spitting it out.
Dry mouth toothpaste and mouthwash as well as sore mouth rinse and diluted hydrogen peroxide have all failed to alleviate the pain.
Never had this before. Quite painful, especially when I feel that my tongue is swollen and it rests on my teeth, lower right side molars.
Thank you.
Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Aphthous ulcer

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to Healthcare Magic and thanks for putting up the query
You are probably having aphthous ulcer. It is better if you can send me the pictures of the lesion so that I can suggest you better.
Use hexidine gargles till than. Take paracetamol for pain.

Follow up with the pictures.
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 1 hour later
Is hexadine OTC?
Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Aphthous ulcer

Detailed Answer:
Yes it is available over the counter.
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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