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    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
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Hello,

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.

Regards,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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