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Suggest treatment for red lumps on tongue

Hi my tongue has red lumps and at the back holes lots of them where I can see the vein s sticking out, on upper side there is also a black thread vein sticking out looks like was dragged through hedge. My larynx is also v white in colour n looks distressed I can see d blood vessels clearly. It's sore n I'm getting lots of mucus stuck in throat n hav to keep throat clearing n taking inhaler more. History: chronic bronchitis serious barking cough throat damaged since then - I also have no gag reflex. This bronchitis was then followed by chronic muscle spasms n the onset of gastritis so I had acid reflux too. Do I think my tissues r permanently damaged? I only could see one ulcer at back of throat but it's now a hole skin never grew back but now all back of tongue is covered in holes. Iv also gotten really badly malnourished with all d tummy prob but am eating better now - dairy n gluten free stuff. Iv been to a n e quite a few times n all docs say throat is normal but its clearly not n is very visible at this stage. I need ent please help!
Mon, 21 Aug 2017
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi.
Thanks for the query..

As per your complain bumps of the back of tongue along with irritation and pain in throat and an ulcer can all be due to acid reflux..

Due to the acid refluxing in throat and mouth there is irritation and inflammation of the mucosa leading to inflammation of the tongue papillae as well as soreness in throat..

So first of all get the acid reflux treated by proton pump inhibitors like Omeprazole and antacids like Milk of magnesia..
Avoid spicy, acidic and heavy meals..

For soreness in throat and inflamed tongue papillae you can gargle with warm saline solution..
Gargle with specialised mouthwash like Magic Mouthwash..

Hope this helps..

Regards..
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