Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
197 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
  • question-icon

    How can soreness in the tongue be treated?

My tongue and the muscles around it are so sore from coughing. My cough is more just hacking and producing little, yet, I keep doing it. I can barely talk or eat. My throat is red but likely just from coughing. There are no spots on it. What can I do to lessen the muscle pain?
Thu, 26 Apr 2018
Report Abuse
Dentist 's  Response

You have symptoms of soreness in the tongue which seems to be due to laryngitis, acid reflux, nutritional deficiency of Vitamin B12 and folic acid, and could be due to stress.

I would suggest you visit an oral physician once and get it examined. Go for blood and throat swab test once and start treatment accordingly. Take light food and do not lay on the bed immediately after having food. Do warm saline gargles as well. You can apply an ointment like Mucopain and you can take medicine like vitamin B12 supplements. Do soda bicarbonate gargles. Avoid intake of sharp and spicy foods.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Harry Maheshwari
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

My tongue is very sore on the surface and cannot eat anything spicey, hot or fizzy my mouth is also sore and if I eat any meat, chicken, or...