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Raised sore bumps on left side of tongue

  • Posted By: menolady
  • May 2, 2011
  • 10:38 AM

I am so glad I came across this forum. I thought I was the only person to have this problem! I have had it now for about a year and it's driving me mad.
My doctor puts it down to stress and I am so fed up with that diagnosis.
From time to time (though I have it more than I don't have it), my tongue gets really painful, always down the left hand side where i have had teeth out (so I am not biting on it). It gets raised red lumps, often one white lump amongst them and is so, so sore. At the same time the papillae on the top of my tongue often get raised also. It feels like my whole left cheek should be swollen when I look in a mirror, but it isn't. Sometimes it goes away for a short while, then suddenly flares up and I dont know why.
I gave up smoking thinking that would help but it had little effect, so I think that altho smoking may irritate the condition it does not cause it.
I have suspected food allergies (pasta being one) but my doctor said "if you were allergic to wheat you would have known long before now" (I am over 50), so denied my request to be tested. I am considering private allergy testing now as I am at my wits end with this and in pain today as I type this. I don't think anyone who hasn't experienced this has any idea how bad this can be.

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  • I am so glad I came across this forum. I thought I was the only person to have this problem! I have had it now for about a year and it's driving me mad.My doctor puts it down to stress and I am so fed up with that diagnosis.From time to time (though I have it more than I don't have it), my tongue gets really painful, always down the left hand side where i have had teeth out (so I am not biting on it). It gets raised red lumps, often one white lump amongst them and is so, so sore. At the same time the papillae on the top of my tongue often get raised also. It feels like my whole left cheek should be swollen when I look in a mirror, but it isn't. Sometimes it goes away for a short while, then suddenly flares up and I dont know why.I gave up smoking thinking that would help but it had little effect, so I think that altho smoking may irritate the condition it does not cause it.I have suspected food allergies (pasta being one) but my doctor said "if you were allergic to wheat you would have known long before now" (I am over 50), so denied my request to be tested. I am considering private allergy testing now as I am at my wits end with this and in pain today as I type this. I don't think anyone who hasn't experienced this has any idea how bad this can be.I have the exact same issue. What we have in common is mine is also on the side where my extractions are. I'm thinking it's the plastic flipper I use as a denture. Or, Polident which is how I clean it.
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  • I posted this earlier on another thread it might give you hope. After you had your teeth removed you have changed eating habits or most folks I am aware of have temporarily changed eating habits. I thought cigarettes was the culprit also but not in my case, but a seriously habitual problem. Those bumps are very painful and the only relief was to gargle with sea salt which burned a lot but it helped some. Try to eat anything but food groups which are known allergy groups and be faithful with diet for 2 weeks (14) days. I surely wish you well. Below is original Post. RogerI had mouth problems growing up and physicians were under the impression they were common and for me and to avoid acidic foods etc. OK, for the last 20 years I tried many remedies.For myself I solved my problem. All my life I consumed legumes of one variety or another and later in life for health, I started a soy based diet, big prob, the more I consumed the worse the problem. I have been on diet without legumes, and don't forget peanuts are a bean of sorts, and no more painful white dots. Allergy's are sneaky, look at your diet and do some mental research to possibly discover a link. I hope this helps some and it may have nothing to do with food groups for others. Please feel free to ask me any questions I would love to help. I hope I haven't double posted Folks. Best wishes.
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    • August 10, 2011
    • 07:21 PM
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