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Often I have severe pain within my tongue, usually at night, next day I have blistery looking, very sore to the touch, spots on the sides and top of tongue. Usually lasting a couple days until the next time. I take several medications for HB, MS and cymba

By Anonymous January 7, 2018 - 5:59pm
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Do you have any idea what causes this to happen?

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

You need to look up the side effects for all your medications to see if mouth sores are one of them - they could well be.
You may be experiencing canker sores - No one is entirely sure what causes them in everyone, but here are some theories.

So far as researchers have been able to determine, canker sores do not appear to be caused by viruses or bacteria, although studies show that some people may develop them as an allergic reaction to a bacterium in the mouth.

They may also be the result of a faulty immune system where the body defends itself against and destroys normal mouth cells.

Studies in Britain have found that 20 per cent of occurrences happen where there are deficiencies in vitamin B12, folic acid and iron. American studies haven’t shown this connection, but it may be because of different criteria for the study subjects.

Other studies have shown a link between Vitamin C deficiency and the development of canker sores.

Your immune system may low due to your medical conditions. Since this is an ongoing concern for you, please contact your doctor.

January 8, 2018 - 4:54am
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