The specific symptoms youвre experiencing will help your doctor identify the cause of your tongue problem. A burning sensation on the tongue may occur in women who are. It can also occur due to exposure to irritants, such as cigarette smoke. A bright pink color on the tongue is most often due to a deficiency in iron, or. An
can also cause this. A is usually a result of smoking, drinking alcohol or poor oral hygiene. White lines or bumps may be an inflammation called oral lichen planus. People think this occurs due to an abnormal immune response that may occur from an underlying condition, such as or. If your tongue appears to be furry or hairy, itвs most likely caused by a course of antibiotics. to the head or neck can also lead to this symptom.
It can also develop if you consume too much of an irritating substance, such as coffee or mouthwash, or if you smoke. Tongue pain usually occurs due to an injury or infection. If you bite your tongue, you may develop a sore that can last for days and be very painful. A minor infection on the tongue isnвt uncommon, and it can cause pain and irritation. , or taste buds, are small, painful bumps that appear after an injury from a bite or irritation from hot foods. A is another common cause of pain on or under the tongue. This is a small, white or yellow sore that can occur for no apparent reason. Canker sores, unlike, donвt occur due to the herpes virus. Some possible causes are mouth injuries, abrasive ingredients in toothpastes or mouthwashes, food allergies or nutritional deficiencies.
In many cases, the cause of a canker sore is unknown and referred to as an aphthous ulcer. These sores usually go away without any treatment. Other, less common reasons for tongue pain include, and irritating dentures or. can also be a source of tongue pain. This is a very severe pain that occurs along a damaged nerve. Neuralgia occurs for no obvious reason, or it can occur due to: A swollen tongue may be a symptom of a disease or medical condition, such as: When the tongue swells very suddenly, the likely reason is an allergic reaction. This can result in difficulty breathing. Difficulty breathing due to tongue swelling is a medical emergency. If this occurs, you should get medical help right away.
Most bumps on the tongue arenБt serious, but some are. Cancerous usually appear on the sides of the tongue rather than on the top. The most common type of cancer to develop on the tongue is. Oral tongue cancer appears on the front part of the tongue. The lump may be gray, pink, or red. Touching it may cause bleeding. Cancer can also occur at the back, or base, of the tongue. It may be harder to detect, especially because thereБs no pain at first. It may become painful as it progresses. If cancer is suspected, your doctor will probably take a tissue sample for examination under a microscope (biopsy). Treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, depending on the type and stage of cancer.