The word lesion is enough to make your skin crawl, so a lesion on your tongue would definitely be something to squirm about. If you have a tongue lesion, you may be looking for the reason why.
Tongue Lesions Causes
Tongue lesions are symptoms of many health problems. They can show up if you are under significant, sustained stress, if you are pregnant and have large hormonal changes, if you have a cold or virus, and if you use tobacco products or drink alcohol on a regular basis. Other causes include malnutrition, anemia, mouth ulcers, prescriptions for other health problems, or eating extremely hot, acidic, or spicy foods and beverages.
All of these factors lead to changes in your mouth. These things affect what you put in your mouth to eat and the amount of time you make for oral hygiene. Bad oral hygiene habits contribute to increases in tongue lesions.
Types of Tongue Lesions
Tongue lesions can be any kind of sore, bump, or spot on the tongue. These include canker sores, enlarged papillae, tongue trauma (biting or cutting the tongue), Oral Thrush, black hairy tongue, and Kawasaki disease. Oral cancer and HIV are also possibilities.
There are many other types of tongue lesions, but each type can cause pain in the tongue if it is not treated properly. If your tongue lesion does not heal in 4-10 days, see a doctor and have him or her check how serious it is.
Treating Tongue Lesions
Treatments for tongue lesions vary depending on the type of lesion. If your tongue lesion is particularly painful, there are many prescribed and over-the-counter numbing agents available to ease pain. Other antibiotic or medicated treatment requires help from a doctor.
Oral hygiene is an important factor in preventing tongue lesions, especially brushing your tongue. The Orabrush was invented for doing exactly that.
The Orabrush has micro-fiber bristles made specifically to pull bacteria on your tongue that cause bad breath and tongue lesions. No other tongue cleaner is more effective and making and keeping happy tongues.