Q. There is a white raised line on my tongue. What could it be?

Answered by
Dr. Naveen Thomas
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 28, 2017 and last reviewed on: Aug 21, 2019

Hello doctor,

The left side of my tongue has been hurting for a few days, and there is a white raised line on it. What do you think it could be? The image is attached.

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentistry Endodontist Paediatric Dentistry Periodontist
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Hello,

Welcome to iclinq.com.

I have seen the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

  • It seems to be an inflammation of the tongue mucosa either due to common mouth ulcer erupting below the tongue or a tongue bite which occurred while chewing the food.
  • If it is an ulcer forming, it will resolve in two days time, when it bursts out. It will then heal in a week's time.
  • You can take an anti-inflammatory medication like Aceclofenac or Ibuprofen if necessary. Such inflammation has a normal course of two weeks in which at least four to five days will be painful before it heals.
  • Frequent ulcerations are caused by either a vitamin B complex deficiency or due to eating patterns. General health conditions like diabetes can also cause them.

Hope your doubt is cleared.

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