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Tongue lesions

Also known as White spots on tongue, Ulcer on tongue, and Sore on tongue

Tongue lesions is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of tongue lesions are oral mucosal lesion, oral thrush (yeast infection), and aphthous ulcer. Other possible causes, such as burn, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with tongue lesions often receive excision, cat scan of head, biopsy, other non-or therapeutic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx, other or therapeutic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx, diagnostic ultrasound of head and neck, diagnostic procedures on ear and cancer chemotherapy .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with tongue lesions include nystatin topical product, acyclovir, anastrozole (arimidex), azelastine nasal, triamcinolone nasal product, sitagliptin (januvia), tolazamide, norgestrel, chlorpheniramine / phenylpropanolamine, estradiol / testosterone, gentian violet topical, diflorasone topical and butalbital (g-1) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for tongue lesions include age 1-4 years age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
1.9x
1-4 years
2.3x
5-14 years
1.0x
15-29 years
0.9x
30-44 years
1.0x
45-59 years
0.8x
60-74 years
0.9x
75+ years
0.7x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.1x
Hispanic
1.2x
White
1.0x
Other
0.7x
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