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What causes burning sensation on the tip of the tongue?

I've been eating almonds a lot lately and lately I've noticed after one or two the tip of my tongue feels funny, sort of like after you burn your tongue on hot coffee. The initial pain fades but there's that funny feeling and you can't really taste anything for a while after. It's like that and lasts for about an hour. Why is that?
Tue, 1 Aug 2017
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi..
Thanks for the query..

It looks like there is inflammation of the tip of the tongue that can be due to eating too much of almonds that are probably hard..
It can cause inflammation of the tongue papillae and give you a sore feeling..

However it is temporary and will resolve once you avoid over eating hard foods..

For now you can do warm saline gargles, do cool compresses over the tongue tip, take soft diet and avoid spicy and hard foods..
Drink plenty of water..
If still there is no improvement or it worsen get it clinically examined by a dentist..

Hope this helps..

Regards..
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