Q. What are the pus like covered sores on tongue?

Answered by
Dr. Rachna
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
Published on Nov 05, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have two sores on my tongue. The sores have a clear to yellow pus like covering on them. What can it be? Please advise.

Dr. Rachna

Dentistry Oral Implantologist
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Sores can heal better by avoiding acidic or highly salty foods and any other substances that are irritating. An anesthetic such as Lidocaine may be used as a mouth rinse. Sucralfate and Aluminum-magnesium antacids can be soothing when applied alone.

Some mouth sores can be treated with a low-powered laser, which relieves pain immediately and prevents sores from returning. Chemically burning the sore with a small stick coated with silver nitrate may similarly relieve pain but is not as effective as a laser. Also, advise you to do warm salt water rinses to keep the infection at bay.

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