Patient Comments: Tongue Problems - Treatments

What treatment did you receive for your tongue problem?

Comment from: mausoo, 13-18 Male (Patient) Published: August 05

A big wave came unexpected and knocked the daylight out of me. When I fell my left pointing finger went all the way back and it started to swell right away. I went to the doctor. X-rays show I have damaged ligaments.

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Comment from: Painful, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 02

My pain started after doing a lot of heavy lifting at the start of this year. I could no longer turn over in bed especially on my left side but the pain started under my right ribs. This gradually worsened and I thought I had bad gastritis. My doctor diagnosed costochondritis. I am still having tests. It is so painful I cannot sit upright for long or lift anything heavy. Pain goes right through to my back and all over my upper torso. I have to take painkillers as soon as I wake and any movement makes it worse. I cannot take anti-inflammatories so this makes it worse.

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Comment from: 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 07

I was diagnosed with lichen planus and I was prescribed clobetasol. But, the sides of my tongue are swollen and when I use the antibacterial mouth wash it burns.

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Comment from: Madenzo, 35-44 Male Published: May 29

My tongue developed deep cracks on it, and a white layer appeared when I woke up in the morning. Sometimes I feel pains on my tongue so that I can't wash my mouth.

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Comment from: getaclue, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: December 07

Geographic tongue just does not go away. It is a sign of vitamin B deficiency. My son had it for two years with everyone saying that it shouldn't hurt and that it will go away. It did hurt and hardly ever went away. All he does now is make sure he drinks vitamin water and takes his B vitamins.

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Comment from: Frustrated, 45-54 Female Published: May 23

This frequently happens to me, my tongue goes numb and the color is whitish. This last for about 30-40 seconds and always happens when I go outside during cool or cold nights. I was a previous smoker who quit 2 years ago.

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Comment from: Nursey, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 30

My tongue feels rough like a cats. It feels as though I burned it. The papilla are raised on the sides. My tongue is pink and sore, and my teeth seem to irritate it further.

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Comment from: sally, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 23

For my tongue problem I used daktarin gel, nyastastin, and diflucan.

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Comment from: kitten, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 17

I have had a sore tongue since last November when I had cold sores and then after they went I got ulcers in my mouth, they went and left me with a sore tongue. I have difficulty eating, sleeping also my speech is getting worse. I cough a lot when I try to swallow certain things it can be food or drink, sometimes if I talk for a while my mouth dries out but mainly I have plenty of saliva that I drool which sounds awful but I can't help it. I have seen lots of doctors but they don't know what is causing the problem.

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