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Old 6th June 2006, 1:02 PM   #1
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Little white sores under my tongue

They just showed up over night, unless they have been developing for awhile and I just never noticed. Also, I have 2 really bad ulcers from biting myself, don't know if that has anything to do with the sores but its just weird to me all the sudden I have such mouth issues. I did some google research and couldn't really find a whole lot of info. The most info I found was on oral cancer, cysts and clogged saliva ducts. Now I'm really freaking out!! I did smoke on and off for 2 years but havn't smoked in about a year now. Has anyone else had this? Well, some are white, some are just raised flesh colored bumps. They hurt a little, more irritating than painful. It just feels like I've bitten my tongue, only there is no way I could have underneath. Altogether there are about 8 or 9 tiny bumps. I don't have insurance so going to a Dr. would be too expensive to pay out of pocket right now.
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question: is there ANY chance it could be an std? not meant to be insulting btw
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question: is there ANY chance it could be an std? not meant to be insulting btw
No its ok. I was pretty sure someone would bring that up. I checked out all kinds of pics and also I've been tested so I don't believe that is the case. Most of STDs in the mouth are on top of the tongue. I thought maybe it was thrush but afer reading and looking at pics, I don't believe thats it either.
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Did you burn your tongue or eat anything extremely salty, sour, spicy, etc recently?
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Did you burn your tongue or eat anything extremely salty, sour, spicy, etc recently?
Actually yes. My mothers wedding was this last weekend and I ate so much food I nearly burst. I think thats what caused the first 2 ulcers, but I get those from time to time from biting the inside of my mouth or eating something too sweet or salty or burning it. but why would it take this long to all the sudden show up? and why underneath?
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sour candy has caused that for me before. have you eaten sour candy recently?
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sour candy has caused that for me before. have you eaten sour candy recently?
nope not recently. I ate alot of fudge tho, so much it made the top of my tonge raw for a day or so. but again, that was last weekend.
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Are they really really tiny, like smaller than a pinhead? It could be inflamed tastebuds. If you can't go to a doctor right away see if they go away in a week. If not then you should get it checked out.
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ugh, fresh pineapple, if it hasn't properly ripened, kills my mouth this way. Sounds like you got into something that was too acidic for the environment of your mouth.

my guess is to treat it like you would cancre sores, gargling with mouthwash and using a mild toothpaste ... they ought to dissipate on their own.

or, do like the daddy from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" suggests: Put some Windex on it!
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ugh, fresh pineapple, if it hasn't properly ripened, kills my mouth this way. Sounds like you got into something that was too acidic for the environment of your mouth.

my guess is to treat it like you would cancre sores, gargling with mouthwash and using a mild toothpaste ... they ought to dissipate on their own.

or, do like the daddy from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" suggests: Put some Windex on it!

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Are they really really tiny, like smaller than a pinhead? It could be inflamed tastebuds. If you can't go to a doctor right away see if they go away in a week. If not then you should get it checked out.
THere are tastebuds under my tongue? but yea, there small, not pinhead small, but small. Some of them are on those 2 purplish fleshy lines that go in a v shape on the bottom of your tongue
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You positive it's not thrush? It sure sounds thrushy to me. Can you go see your dentist?

I would try salt water rinses - always seemed to work better for me than mouthwash.
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Once I had about 20 intensely painful little white sores in my mouth. I could hardly open my mouth and ran straight to my doctor, who sent me to a specialist. He diagnosed it as a viral flareup (NOT an STD), but didn't name the virus.

If this is what you have, it will go away, but until then you may want to cover the sores with Zilactin. It took mine from EXCRUCIATING to uncomfortable. Tiny little tube costs about $10 - but I would have paid $100if necessary. And the condition did self-resolve in about 4 days.

"Zilactin medicated gel relieves pain and speeds healing of canker sores, fever blisters and cold sores. Zilactin forms a tenacious, occlusive film on the oral mucosa that holds the medication in place. The film can last up to 6 hours, allowing pain-free eating and drinking.

"Zilactin-B: Zilactin-B is a medicated gel containing benzocaine that forms a smooth, flexible and occlusive film on the oral mucosa. It is specially formulated to relieve pain and shield the mouth sores, canker sores, cheek bites and gum sores from the environment of the mouth. The film can last up to 6 hours, allowing pain-free eating and drinking."
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Update

This morning they seem to be better. They don't really hurt, but they are still there. I am using some Orajel ulta mouth sore medication. I bought it for the ulcers but they work for the other sores too. They film us and the pain relief last for about an hour, maybe less. Long enough to eat something.

Outcast, I really don't think it is thrush. That is the first thing I thougth of so I looked it up and the pictures doesnt look the same and the symptoms arn't the same. Me and SO looked up some other stuff online last night, and have concluded its from eating too many sweet/salty foods over the weekend of mom's wedding. I'll just wait it out, if it gets worse then I'll just have to make an apt. somewhere
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ok never mind, it is getting worse. those two v strips on the underside of my tongue are white and hurt. And there are little white tiny bumps around it. On one of those 2 strips its at the top of it near the tip of my tongue it is swollen, kinda bubbly looking. I tried that orajel on it and it didn't even work!! Now I'm getting worried again. My SO said he has had those 2 strips enflamed before. I'm kinda thinking maybe it is an inflamed or clogged saliva duct.
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