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What causes tongue sensitivity?

lately I've been experiencing sensitivity at the tip of my tongue i though it was spicy or sour foods but even when I drink wine or eat chocolate I experience the same as with spicy foods I have checked for lacerations and there are none it is becoming a problem when eating
Fri, 27 Oct 2017
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Hi..
Thanks for the query..

Sensitivity of the tongue tip while eating can be due to inflammation of the tongue tip caused due to a number of causes like injury with any sharp tooth, tongue biting, nutritional deficiencies etc..

It can also be due to beginning of Burning mouth syndrome .

So first of all start applying Lidocaine gel over the tongue tip to reduce inflammation..
Take a Becosule tablet daily.
Suck ice pops and do warm saline gargles..
Avoid irritant foods..
In case if you do not see any improvement in a week consult an Oral Physician and get evaluated..

Hope this helps .

Regards.
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