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tongue pain

why is my tongue sore, numb and tingling and ulcers on my mouth all of a sudden
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It is difficult to comment without examining. The symptoms could be due to various reasons. It could be due to iron deficiency anemia, pernicious anemia and other B-vitamin deficiencies, aphthous ulcers, oral lichen planus, erythema multiform, pemphigus vulgaris, syphilis, yeast infection; exposure to irritants such as hot foods, or spices,  tobacco, alcohol;  allergy to toothpaste, mouthwash, breath fresheners, dyes in candy, dentures, food items, coloring agents, or blood pressure medications like ACE inhibitors. It could also be a mechanical irritation by a jagged tooth edge or a denture.
Please discuss this with your doctor. Maybe you should also have a dental checkup. Go over the list, something may strike you. If you have IBS or other gut problems or a poor diet then any deficiency could be the problem. You can take a multivitamin pill but it would be good to know the exact cause before starting any treatment. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
Try a toothpaste that does NOT have Sodium Laurel Sulfate or any other toothpaste with variations on that name Sulfite Lauryth etc.  Keep following doctors treatment plan until mouth is well.  Use only a few flavor of Tom's toothpaste that say its SLS free
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