Red Spots On The Tongue, Large In Number And Sore?

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Good evening, I want to ask, on 11 August, it hurt on the tongue, so at first my lips were swollen and the edges of my tongue had red spots. The longer it hurts to talk let alone eat. Well, the peak was on 12 August, which at first the red spots turned white like canker sores and I really can’t speak to just open my mouth it hurts so much to eat. On the 13th, I went to the hospital for a checkup and thank God after 2-3 days I was cured but my tongue felt numb but I could only taste spicy and sweet to salty I couldn’t taste it until now. And starting yesterday how come the red spots appeared again huh? What do you think the cause is, doctor? Is it because I use braces? And how do you handle it? R nThank you doctor🙏

1 Answer:

Hello Betty,


There are several diseases that can cause red spots on the tongue, including:

Traumatic ulcer. Nodes are caused by wounds after being bitten, exposed to sharp parts of teeth / food / stirrups, due to exposure to hot food or chemicals. Usually nodules appear only on the affected area, redness on the edges, usually heal on their own after 7-10 days.

Canker afternoon. The cause is unknown, it could be stress, consumption of acidic fruits such as oranges, lemons, etc., or it could be a symptom of another disease. A nodule that appears in the form of canker sores, the center is sunken white, the edges are reddish, the number can be large, painful, can be accompanied by fever and enlarged lymph nodes in the neck area.

Shingles. HSV-1 virus infection often affects the mouth area including the tongue. Rashes appear which usually affect only one side of the tongue, they are numerous, very painful, usually heal on their own after 10-14 days.

Hypersensitivity reaction. Could be due to allergies to drugs. Accompanied by other allergy symptoms such as swelling of the lips, red rash on the skin, itching sensation in the body

Hand, foot, mouth disease. Usually attacking children, complaints appear many canker sores and pain in the mouth, especially the back of the tongue and near the throat. These rashes also appear on the hands and feet.
Erythema multiformis

If your symptoms recur, you should check with your doctor again. This could indicate that there are other causes that have not been resolved. To reduce pain complaints from rashes that appear on the tongue, you can do the following:

Gargle with salt water or mouthwash which is an antiseptic
Avoiding foods that are too hot, temporarily substituting food for liquid or softness
Replace toothbrush with softer bristles
Eat foods with balanced nutrition and contain lots of vitamins
Avoid smoking
Take pain relievers if necessary. You can also apply some ointments to the mouth area to reduce pain.

That's the explanation from me, hopefully it's useful.


Dr. Saphira Evani

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