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What do sore red spots on the tongue indicate?

I KEEP GETTING SPORE SPOTS ON MY TONGUE THAT ARE RED AND INSIDE OF MY LIP FEELS LIKE ITS RAW WITH LOTS OF BUMPS. IT GOES AWAY AFTER AWHILE WITH SALT WATER AND PEROXIDE BUT ALWAYS RETURNS. COULD THAT BE YEAST EVEN THOUGH ITS NOT WHITE OR COULD FLONASE NOSE SPRAY CAUSE IT? I ALSO THOUGHT MIGHT BE EARLY WARNING OF DIABETES . IT RUNS IN MY FAMILY.
Sat, 3 Feb 2018
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi..
Thanks for the query..

Red spots on the tongue along with raw feeling and bumps on the inner lip can be due to inflammation inside mouth causing Stomatitis and Glossitis and the red bumps on the tongue can be due to lingual pappilitis that is inflammation of the tongue papillae..

It can be due to a number of causes like Nutritional Deficiency [Iron, Vitamin B12 and Folic acid] , hormonal changes, acid reflux, tongue trauma due to some sharp teeth or tongue biting habit, excessive intake of sour and citrus foods, uncontrolled diabetes etc..

You need to consult an Oral Physician or a general dentist in this regard to get evaluated and treated..

For now you can do warm saline gargles.
Gargles with 1:1 solution of benadryl and milk of magnesia can help..
You can also gargle with specialised mouthwash like Magic Mouthwash if available in the pharmacy in your area.
Apply numbing gel over the sore for relief from pain especially during eating..
Take a vitamin b complex tablet for a period of 15 days..
Avoid spicy, sour and acidic foods..

Hope this information helps..

Regards..

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Dentist Dr. Himayun Mir's  Response
Hello and Welcome to Health Care Magic,
I have been through your query.


Rough Red Bumps that you included in the query suggest the signs of Aphthous Ulcer. Apthous Ulcer can be red, erythmatous, painful but it heals on its own within a week or two. Apthous Ulcer is a common condition found in many individuals. It can have many causes, stress being one of the most important. However, Genetic causes also have been associated with it.


I suggest you to have a visit to your nearest Dentist for examination of the same and order to Rule out any other cause.


Meanwhile if you were my patient, i would have prescribed you with local anesthetic medicine for the ulcer site.


Thanks and Welcome,

Dr Himayun Mir
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