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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes ulcers on the tongue?


I am 70 year old. I have finding problem inside the tonge.Always two wound comes twin side of tonge. I hd checked so many times.

It will correct for some time. after some day it will automatically started with pain.

for that I am not able to eat.

Plz suggest me what I will do
Tue, 13 Oct 2015
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As per your complain recurring episodes of eruption of ulcers on either side of tongue points towards a condition Recurring Apthous Stomatitis or Recurring Apthous Ulcers..
It can occur due to a few common conditions like tongue injury caused by sharp teeth, Nutritional Deficiency iron, Vitamin B12 and folic acid, stress, immune deficiency conditions like Diabetes, acid reflux etc..
You should consult an Oral Physician so that a thorough clinical evaluation can be done to rule out the exact cause and treatment can be planned accordingly..
Aa of now for relieving the pain you can apply a numbing gel containing Lignocaine or Choline Salicylate over the sores for relief..
Gargle with 1:1solution of milk of magnesia and Benadryl can help..
Soda bicarb solution in water can also be used for gargles..
Sucking ice pops and gargle with cold water can also relieve by reducing Inflammation and pain..

Hope this information helps..
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