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Odd sores on tongue.

(10 Posts)
Goober Sat 06-Sep-08 20:52:59

They start small and over about a week they get bigger then shrink again. They are sore, sometimes so sore that I can't eat. Nothing like an ulcer to look at. The area becomes very flat, red and smooth and sometimes cracks too. The one I have right now is in the centre of my tongue, but I have had them on the edge before which is real agony.
Does anybody get similar? Or know what it might be?


Bluestocking Sat 06-Sep-08 21:00:27

Sounds like geographic tongue. I get it sometimes. Both the dentist and GP have told me that no-one really knows why this happens, although it may be associated with mild vitamin B deficiency (can't remember which B, sorry). My dentist's advice, which did help, was to scrub my tongue gently with a soft toothbrush, and use a saltwater mouthwash as often as I felt like. HTH.

girlandboy Sat 06-Sep-08 21:09:27

I had something like this. Roundish patches where the taste buds disappeared, which were incredibly sore. My doctor prescribed a gel (I think it was Daktarin) because apparently it was a fungal infection, (but not oral thrush because that gives you white patches). It cleared up in a few days.

ladytophamhatt Sat 06-Sep-08 21:11:19

Oh I've been getting a really sore tongue too.

Right on the tip, really bloody painful.
I have 2 little spots that are realy realy feels like a pin being suck in my tongue.

ladytophamhatt Sat 06-Sep-08 21:12:36

really really even

Goober Sat 06-Sep-08 22:04:29

This patch I have at the moment is about 10x 6mm and bad.

SmallShips Sat 06-Sep-08 22:31:48

i had something similar sounding when pregnant but only on the sides of my tongue, GP said it was iron and B12 deficiany. I havent had them since taking multi vits with iron.

Goober Sat 06-Sep-08 22:32:56

I am taking multi vitamins with iron too.

SmallShips Sun 07-Sep-08 15:53:16

perhaps a fungal infection, if you are taking vits and eating well. I did tend to get more sores when i was run down. Are you feeling ok aside from the tongue? Perhaps a visit to the GP or dentist might give you more of an idea? You have my Sympathy anyway, its sore and annoying!

Goober Sun 07-Sep-08 16:25:19

Am very run down. Yes, I have lots of negative stuff going on right now. That never helps does it. Thanks.

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