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extremely painful tongue

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 26, 2010
  • 00:10 AM

Its saturday and since thursday I have had an extremely painful tongue, pain fluctuates during the day. I get this about twice a year. I thought the last time (from a nurses opinion) it was thrush, but i don't have any white marks or anything. Yogurt sometimes temporarily helps (not completely) but it usually comes back. This is the first time my throat has hurt with it as well, but not like a regular sore throat, more like it is strained.

My tongue at times feels slightly swollen and i have a hard time talking.

I currently can't go to the doctors (my insurance kicks in 7 days) and would like to have a clue to what is it before then.

Anyone have any ideas? It's painful and I'd like to not to have this again in 6 months if i can help it.

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  • Is there any abnormal coating (furry) on the tongue? Is the tongue smooth? Are you running a fever? Are your tonsils red and swollen? Do the glands under your jaw feel swollen or sore? Do you have any other symptoms?Since this happens a couple times of year - does it occur during any particular months (i.e. Is it associated with holidays & holiday eating styles?) (Allergic reaction). Sit down and make a list of the foods you have eaten lately. Keep a running list to take to your doctor. Check with your pharmacist if you take any medications - it could be a medication reaction or side effect.Is there any history of anemia or thalassemia in your family?Is there any particular time of day that the pain is worse or better?Do you use a multivitamin? Sometimes vitamin deficiencies can cause the tongue to become inflamed.
    blueempress 28 Replies
    • December 27, 2010
    • 07:35 AM
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