Sore Tongue

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Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Emergency department

Sanshiro Kato

Sanshiro Kato, MD

Emergency department

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Tongue pain could be a result of injury, inflammation, sores or hot foods/ liquids.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Numbness / sensory disorder

  • Fever

  • Unexplained weight loss of 5% or more in 1 month

  • Peripheral cyanosis

  • Facial edema

Possible causes

  • Candidiasis (oral, hands and feet)

    Normal human skin contains bacteria and fungi. Candidiasis happens when the fungus overgrows and invades the skin. Risk factors include warm moist environments, and a weakened immune system.

  • Anemia

    Anemia is a disorder in which the body's tissues don't get enough oxygen due to insufficient healthy red blood cells. There are several types anemia with various causes, the most common being iron-deficiency anemia which is a result of insufficient iron. Iron is required to produce haemoglobin, a substance in the red blood cells which help carry oxygen.

  • Hypothyroidism

    A disorder where levels of thyroid hormone in the body are abnormally low. These hormones are needed for growth, development and metabolism.

  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Pellagra
  • Herpes simplex
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

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  • Do you have tongue pain?

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Medically Reviewed By:

Maxwell J. Nanes

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Emergency department

Sanshiro Kato

Sanshiro Kato, MD

Emergency department

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Developed by doctors.

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