Tongue Injury

Tongue injury occurs due to trauma to the tongue, which can occur accidentally while eating, sleeping, stress, seizure, and sports. Small injuries do not require any medical treatment. But if the tongue bleeds excessively with pain, then it is necessary to consult a doctor immediately. Applying cold compress helps a lot. Taking Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen helps to provide some relief from pain and swelling.

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Does a recurring patch on my tongue mean cancer or HPV?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old, not an athlete or obese. During resting, especially at night, my heart rate is as low as 50 bpm. I feel perfectly fine; the only way I notice it is by checking it. During the day, I checked it, and it was 85 bpm. While at work and exercising, it gets up to 150 bpm....  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have been working out extensively, like going to the gym or running, it can cause a lower heart rate than others. Your heart rate naturally drops in sleep or when you are more rested than when you are physically active. The fact that you have been able to incr...  Read Full »

Why is the lacerated wound on the right side of my tongue still paining?

Query: Hello doctor,Sharp teeth lacerated the lateral border of my tongue. I let the injury heal naturally. However, the right part of the laceration still hurts. What should I do? Pain is from the end surface of the right part of the laceration. I am not taking any medicines for the same. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to When there is a laceration injury, the hurt will take several days to heal. Please follow the instructions given to you in the follow-up messages.  Read Full »

I got bad indentation on my tongue from the wire connected to the molar bands. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I got a wire on the roof of my mouth that connected to molar bands, and I have a bad indentation on my tongue from it, and it looks like it is going to bleed soon. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sometimes during mastication, the wires around the molar band get extruded and flared. Usually, they are blunt, but sometimes they can cause trauma. I suggest you, please get it folded or cut so that it remains disconnected from the tongue. If not possible, please ha...  Read Full »

My granddaughter has a severe cut on her tongue. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My granddaughter has a severe cut on her tongue. I am worried. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. If the cut is small and the bleeding has already stopped, there is nothing to worry about. It should heal within the next week. I suggest applying a topical anesthetic gel like Orajel (benzocaine topical) for p...  Read Full »

Is my father's sore throat and difficulty in swallowing related to the oral gel prescribed by his dentist?

Query: Hi doctor,My father is a 75-year-old diabetic patient and he underwent a bypass surgery ten years ago. He is taking blood thinners. He has had sore throat pain while swallowing food or liquid for the past five days. His dentist prescribed an oral gel. Is it related?   Read Full »

Dr. Patil Pratik Pramod

Answer: Hi,Welcome to more details about the dental procedures. When was it done? Your father has pharyngitis (inflammation in the throat), which causes swallowing difficulty. Send me images for diagnosis. I suggest (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicin...  Read Full »

The closed feel in my throat with mere swallowing saliva gives me a choking feeling. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had this issue for two to three months now and my symptoms are changing. It started with my throat feeling like it was closing every now and again and between my ears and jaw was sore for weeks. My tongue feels swollen and irritated all the time with little red dots around the ed...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Having read through your symptoms I think, if any of doctors could not find any particular cause it might be what we call as burning mouth syndrome with globus sensation. It may be due to certain local conditions like ill fitting dentures, jagged sharp or carious tee...  Read Full »

Is my tongue itchy because of using tongue cleaner?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an itchy tongue. I can describe the itching like putting a needle on right and left corners of the tongue. I am using steel tongue cleaner for the last 15 years and I have stopped now. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Are you a diabetic person? Has the tongue problem reduced after you stopped using the tongue cleaner? Revert back with the asked details to an ENT otolaryngologist online -->  Read Full »

How long does numbness last after tooth extraction?

Query: Hi doctor, Three months back, I had a wisdom tooth extraction. Still, I feel tongue numbness. What is the solution?  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The tongue numbness is caused by nerve injury or irritation at the time of giving local anesthesia before your tooth removal or even due to the closeness of the roots of your tooth to the nerve bundle. However, this is usually transient and there is a gradual recovery of ...  Read Full »

My tongue bleeds on brushing with white spots on uvula. What does it indicate?

Query: Hello doctor,My tongue hurts and bleeds when brushed. White spot on uvula area and white and small red dots on the roof of my mouth. Also, a yellowish color is seen on the roof of my mouth.  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The condition is called aphthous stomatitis. It usually follows a brief period of stress to be emotional or physical, as a febrile sickness. You need to take a short course of antibiotics, topical analgesics, anesthetics. Multivitamin supplements and antacids can be ...  Read Full »

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