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A painful bump on the back of my tongue. Not visible and seems to be irritating. What is the medical cure for this?

I have a slightly painful bump on the back of my tongue,so far back that's its not really visible and it seems to be just an irritated taste bud or something,the painfulness almost made me think I was getting sick or something of the sort..wen I brush my teeth I go back really far...is the brushing too abrasive for that area? And wat can I do to make it go away?
Thu, 9 May 2013
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Hello, Small blisters on tongue that are caused by mild viral mouth infections tend to heal on their own within a couple of weeks days. Tongue blisters that do not go away even after a long time or the ones that recur and spread to other parts of the mouth should better be examined by a qualified doctor.
In case of viral infections, taking antiviral medicines advised by doctors is the most effective blisters on tongue treatment. Rinsing the mouth with lukewarm salt water is also beneficial.
Take proper precautionary steps to avoid spreading the infection (whether viral or bacterial) by maintaining proper oral hygiene and resisting the temptation to touch the affected area again and again.
Plus, the application of topical medications containing numbing agents can help ease the pain. Apply some zinc cream on the affected area to facilitate the process of healing. The application of honey is also beneficial in this regard. Take vitamin B complex pills if the tongue sores and blisters are caused by vitamin B deficiency. Regards, Dr.D.P.Bura
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A painful bump on the back of my tongue. Not visible and seems to be irritating. What is the medical cure for this?

Hello, Small blisters on tongue that are caused by mild viral mouth infections tend to heal on their own within a couple of weeks days. Tongue blisters that do not go away even after a long time or the ones that recur and spread to other parts of the mouth should better be examined by a qualified doctor. In case of viral infections, taking antiviral medicines advised by doctors is the most effective blisters on tongue treatment. Rinsing the mouth with lukewarm salt water is also beneficial. Take proper precautionary steps to avoid spreading the infection (whether viral or bacterial) by maintaining proper oral hygiene and resisting the temptation to touch the affected area again and again. Plus, the application of topical medications containing numbing agents can help ease the pain. Apply some zinc cream on the affected area to facilitate the process of healing. The application of honey is also beneficial in this regard. Take vitamin B complex pills if the tongue sores and blisters are caused by vitamin B deficiency. Regards, Dr.D.P.Bura