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Bump on the tongue that has turned sore after picking. What could it be?

What do you suggest i do. Three days ago i had a bump that rise on my tongue . It was painful and located on my foliate papilla. I pick at it and now it a sore on my tongue. Its soooo painful, i cant eat nor can i speak. And i no for sure its not a transmitted sexual dieseas cause all i do with my mouth is eat and kiss. So do you think i should let it heal on its own or should i visit to emegency room... Cause its real painful
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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thanks for your query
Bumps on your tongue other than normal taste buds may be a cause for concern at first. However, there are many different causes for abnormal bumps to form on your tongue, many of which are completely harmless.
there are many things that can make your tongue to become sore or cause painful bumps to form---
Trauma. Accidentally biting your tongue or Smoking excessively can irritate your tongue and make it sore.
Canker sores
.Enlarged papillae can form a painful bump on your tongue.
Most bumps on the tongue clear up on their own, but your doctor may recommend surgical removal of a bump if your ability to eat or swallow is adversely affected. Medications to fight infection can also be prescribed by your doctor in the case of open tongue sores. You should Practicing proper dental hygiene
Answered: Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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