What Causes A Sore Tongue?


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Babz Bell Profile
Babz Bell answered
As with a great deal of ailments regards the body it can be caused by a number of things.
As the tongue is predominately made of muscle, a sore one may be the consequence of infection, inflammation, trauma, malignancy and other abnormal processes of the tissues. Glossitis is a common condition and is an inflammation of the tongue that also results in tongue swelling and discoloration. It is caused by irritants, infection or other disorders.
Other possible causes of a sore tongue could be:
Enlarged papillae are when one or more of your taste buds become tender or irritated. It usually manifests with a painful pump on the tongue.
Burning tongue syndrome is the evocative name for a syndrome suffered by some post-menopausal women.
Excessive smoking can aggravate your tongue and make it sore.
If you're feeling particularly stressed then it could be canker sores. These mouth ulcers on the tongue are very common and the majority of people will at some point in their life get them.
Accidentally biting your tongue or scorching it with hot food or drinks can result in a sore tongue, though this will disappear as the damage heals.
If you have lumps or bumps on your tongue that to not disappear after a maximum of two weeks then you should consult your local doctor or family practitioner as it may be oral cancer. Please do not be alarmed, the majority of sore tongues are caused by nothing as serious as cancer although please bear in my mind that a great number of oral cancers will not be painful in the initial stages. Do not assume the nonexistence of pain means everything is fine.
Finally, medical conditions, including diabetes and anemia, can have a sore tongue as a symptom.
Any concerns, visit your doctor.
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Gina answered
When one eats too much sugar, it causes an overgrowth of a yeast called Candida. It makes the tongue very sore and raw. The medical term for this is called "Oral Thrush" which is yeast overgrowth. The way to stop this immediately is to take cortisone. The way to stop it in a few days is to use a good anti-candida natural product called Candidastat. This helps kill off yeast overgrowth. Also, a good probiotic helps to kill off yeast overgrowth. The most important change to make is to stop eating too much sugar and taking antibiotics for too long. Antibiotics kill of the good bacteria in the mouth which promotes candida overgrowth. Too much sugar consumption on a daily basis is also a common cause of yeast overgrowth.
Ashley Bennet Profile
Ashley Bennet , 5 years as a certified nutritionist at American Society for Nutrition, answered

In fact, it is very hard to identify what can cause a sore tongue; however, there emerge another factors. It is thought the presence of accidental biting the tongue or injuring the tongue as you brush teeth can be partly committed to this problem.

Plus, it can be the result of hormonal changes, a viral infection, stress, and excessive consumption of spicy and salty foods, lack of essential nutrients like B complex vitamins, iron, zinc and folic acid...

You can read more on Home Remedies for A Sore Tongue

Bikergirl Anonymous Profile

Yes,there are many reasons you might experience a sore mouth/tongue..but I find the most common and often overlooked is using An overly contaminated toothbrush.  Change your toothbrush every 3 months .

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