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Experience:  MBBS, FCPS (R) General Surgery. Years of experience in Emergency Medicine.
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My husband has very deep sore splits on his tongue...he wanted

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My husband has very deep sore splits on his tongue...he wanted to know if there is anything to ease the soreness ..also what causes them..drink, foods etc...
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.
Hi and thanks for the query.He can apply OTC lidocaine 5 percent gel on the sores to ease them.They are caused by a lot of conditions, acid reflux, vitamin B 12 or folic acid deficiency, behcet's disease, medications, smoking etc. Sometimes, there is no cause identified. Hot or burning hot foods and beverages can cause ulcers otherwise, there is no association of a particular food product with these splits.The best course of action will be to see his GP and have his full blood count and vitamin B12 and folic acid levels done.
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.
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