Q. After every meal, I feel soreness at the root of my tongue. Why is that?

Answered by
Dr. Deepti Mathur
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 01, 2020

Hello! I'm 28 years old and currently have a medical issue. Every time after a meal I feel this sort of soreness in the root of my tongue. It feels like the root is pushing the tongue up. The same happens when I drink coffee and coca-cola. I was wondering if I could get some help diagnosing the issue. I'm an asthma patient but don't feel like the two are connected. Thanks.

# There is soreness in mouth after meals it can be due to salivary gland disorder.Sialedentis (infection of sublingual glands) or sialolithiasis (stone in glands).
> Take plenty of fluids
>Suck on lemon if it's stone it will go
> For infection take antibiotics
Tab O2 twice daily for 5 days after meals if patient is alcoholic then take Tab Augmentin 625mg twice daily for 5 days after necks.
>Do warm saline rinses.
• If it doesn't heal with conservative approach then visit a surgeon.
•For asthma steroid Inhalers are used which cause dryness of mouth and salivary gland disorders.Rinse once you take the same or use spacer.
The Probable causes:

Salivary gland inflammation or stone in gland dict

Investigations to be done:

Occlusal xray

Differential diagnosis:

Any other lump or ranula in floor of mouth

Probable diagnosis:


Treatment plan:

As mentioned

Preventive measures:

As mentioned

Regarding follow up:

After following regimen

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