Sore tongues can make it difficult to eat or chew, but most cases aren't too serious. Irritants like cold sores and hot foods can cause it to feel sore and swell. If your tongue stays sore longer than a few days and you're not sure why, visit a nearby Carbon Health.
- A sore tongue can be a symptom of various conditions or factors that affect the tongue or oral cavity. Some common causes of a sore tongue include mouth ulcers or canker sores, which are small painful lesions that develop on the tongue or inside the mouth; oral thrush, which is a fungal infection that can cause white patches on the tongue and inside the mouth; or a tongue injury or burn, which can cause pain, swelling, and redness.
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