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I have a bit of a problem with my tongue.. please see

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I have a bit of a problem with my tongue.. please see pictures below.
My symptoms: Sensitive/burning tongue around the edges, lump on bottom/underneath tongue on one side that is painful to compress/touch. All around tingling and weird feeling tongue. My tongue has felt weird/dry/tingly for a few months now but with no pain or sensitivity.
About me: 23/M Heavy Smoker - Sometimes forget to brush my teeth - Usually brush most mornings.
What do you think? Should I see a dentist or can it be treated at home?

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I am Dr. SH and will be helping you out with your concerns today.
I am sorry to hear about your problem.

This seems likely to be a viral infection or could be related to smoking as well.

I myself have had this problem very frequently, at least once a year.

This usually goes away on its own.

Just keep applying OTC bonjela or any OTC brand that would help with this (you can ask your local pharmacist to help you).

This should go away in a week or two at the most.

Let me know if you have more questions.
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Kindest regards

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