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Suggest treatment for sore tongue

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Dr. Honey Arora


Practicing since :2011

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Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 in Dental Health
Question: the point of my tongue is sore
Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 43 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Seems like inflammation, needs more details..

Detailed Answer:

I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns..

As per your complain soreness of tip of tongue can be due to a number of causes and can range from slight inflammation to ulceration..

Please answer the following questions so that I can guide you better..

1. Is the tip of tongue is red or can you see any Ulcer/ sore on it?
2. Since how long is the soreness present?
3. You've taken Amoxicillin for tongue soreness or any other infection and for how many days are you taking Amoxicillin?
4.Did you burn your tongue with any hot food?
5.Do you have a dry mouth?
6.Do you have tongue biting habit?
7.Any sharp edges of teeth?

Please revert back with answers.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Honey Arora 6 hours later

Dr Honey

I am 75 yrs, average height & weight, I enjoy good health, no medication
3 days ago, my Dentist recommended I take amoxycillin 500mg ( 20 tabs )
Because I had an infected tooth.

I have not taken amoxcillin for 36 hrs

I took 3 tabs over 24 hrs, the tooth problem seems to have improved, however
I now have discomfort with my tongue .. which I think has been caused by the amoxcylin .

On the point of my tongue I have 1 or 2 little white dots .. like small ulcers, the end of my tongue is quite sore and tender if I rub it agains my teeth

This sorness has only been present for 2 days .. since commencing the amoxycillin.

I have not burnt my tongue from hot food

I have drunk aerated ( fizzy ) drinks in the past 36 hrs

I do not have tongue biting habits

I do not have any sharp edge of teeth

My tongue is still of normal color

I have bathed the tip of my tongue in clean warm water .. which seems to have slightly reduced my discomfort

Can you please suggest any other product or procedure to reduce my discomfort

It is Sunday 9-45 am in Melbourne, I am unable to see my Dentist or Doctor for another 24 hrs

Thank you

Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
Seems like allergic reaction to Amoxicillin..

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back...

As per your answers it seems that you have developed Canker Sores with inflammation of the tongue tip as a side effect of antibiotic Amoxicillin intake..

Do not worry as the symptoms will improve gradually as the antibiotic intake will be stopped..

As of now for symptomatic relief you can start gargling with warm salt water..
Take Vitamin B complex tablet daily..
You can also apply numbing gel over. The sores and sore area of tongue to atain relief..
Avoid spicy foods..
You can also apply ice over the tongue for reducing Inflammation..

Any further questions are welcome..

Hope this helps..

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina

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