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Small white spot on tongue, mouth ulcer. Cause of concern?

Hi, I have had a white small skin tag looking spot in the middle of my tongue for about 3/4 days now, I have had one of these in the past but thought nothing more than an inflammed taste bud, however, I have become more aware of this one and now the left side of my tongue has a little ulcer which hurt alittle, do I have anything to worry about or can this be a stress related symptom.
Asked On : Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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Thanks for asking the query,

White spot on the tongue can be due to ulcerations.
Oral ulcerations are caused due to deficiency of vitamin B specially B3 and vitamin C, Pernicious anaemia can also be the reason. So please rule out by taking blood test and approaching the physician

Apply steroid ointment 1.5% cortisone acetate topically over the affected area.
Use vitamin suplements , please avoid intake of hot and spicy food.

Use saline water gargles 3-4 times a day, this will give a soothing effect.
Use antiseptic mouthwash solution like chlorhexidine twice daily

Take balanced diet, fruits like oranges, carrots, green leafy vegetables.
Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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