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I've had a slightly stingy sore tongue on the front top part

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Hi there
I've had a slightly stingy sore tongue on the front top part of my tongue for several weeks without any visible signs.
About a week or so ago a small pus spot occurred on the inside of my cheek which came and went twice. Also the inside of my lower lip became red with a couple of tiny ulcers but that has now gone.
I have tried a chlorohexidine mouthwash but that hasn't helped.
I'm 71, non-smoker, tee-total, eat healthy organic food, go vegetarian 2x a week get plenty of exercise.
I do take 7.5mg of ramipril which keeps my blood pressure in the range 125-128/70-74.
I take a 500mg garlic supplement.
I have had a stressy month last month as I am studying for an OU degree in maths and exams were looming.
Any ideas?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Possibilities

Acid reflux. Pain in the mouth can be the only symptom.

Stress.

B vitamin deficiencies.

Medications

excess stimulation, such as with mouthwash

dental procedures

thyroid disease

diabetes

Hormone imbalance.

More specifically in terms of meds, ace inhibitors and you are taking one.

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