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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes ulcers on the tongue?

My tongue is bright red with white tiny sores on back of tongue. Burns like fire it i eat ketchup,salsa,sodas anything with spice. Toothpaste burns also. I have had this for a few months Dr gave me meditating to swish and swallow did not help fabled salt water and used hydrogen peroxide nothing works. Please help. I do have false teeth. Thanks and God Bless.
Mon, 30 Apr 2018
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As per your query, you have ulcers on the tongue which seems to be aphthous ulcer also known as canker sore and could be from irritation from hot and spicy food, acidic food, minor trauma and due to deficiency of vitamins like vitamin B12 and folic acid.

Usually, they go away in a few days without any treatment and if they persist for a longer period as in your case then consult oral pathologist for proper diagnosis and to find out the underlying cause.

For now, do beta-dine rinses and take a diet rich in multivitamins. Drink plenty of water and avoid intake of outside food.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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