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Red flat lesion on left of tongue since recovering from pneumonia. Cause?

Good Morning! I am a 40 year old mother of three children. Over the past year I contracted pneumonia and noticed that ever since I have recovered I have developed a red flat lesion on the left side my tongue . The lesion tends to correspond to how much exercise I m doing (believe it or not). However when I take at least 5 days off from exercise the lesion begins to grow. Please advise on what s going on? Is this related to the health of my lungs? I look forward to your response.
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Pneumonia is inflammation of lungs and it can be bacterial or viral .

Tongue lesions can be a secondary oral signs of pneumonia.other reasons include stress ulcers which are long standing and painful, apthous ulcers, traumatic ulcers especially seen on sides on tongue.

Red flat lesion on tongue in the elderly group people usually associated with smoking can be Erythroplakia.

such lesions often show malignancy. do no panic but consult your doctor as soon as possible as such lesions should not be ignored.

mean time maintain good oral hygiene.rinse your mouth with lukewarm salt water, apply topical numbing agents over the lesion

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Wed, 8 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

The red lesions may be aphthous ulcers type.
The ulcers are arised due to-
Vitamin deficiencies.
Anxiety and stressful works.
Poor oral hygiene.
Hormonal disturbances.
I would advice you to maintain good oral hygiene.
Take plenty of fruits and nutritious rich diet.
Avoid anxiety as well as stressful jobs.
Vitamin becosules and iron supplements has to be taken.
Please do visit your dentist for further clarifications and diagnosis.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Wed, 8 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

After reading your clinical history i suppose that the tongue lesions formed is secondary to pneumonia, other than this it can be due to stress, nutritional deficiencies,trauma, beningn neoplasms.
I would suggest you to visit the Dentist and get the checkup done, take an biopsy test if required.
Take multivitamin tablets.
Use lukewarm saline rinses and antiseptic mouthwash gargles.
Maintain a good oral hygiene.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Mon, 6 May 2013
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