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What is up with my sister's tongue?

I went to see my sister last night and she is doing this strange thing with her tongue -- she keeps sticking it out, seemingly unaware she is doing so. She has a host of medical issues and seems to be caught in an anxiety spiral at the moment about one health issue in particular. Could this tongue thing be a legit side effect of her existing health issues or a manifestation of her anxiety? [more inside]
posted by megancita on Jul 14, 2014 - 13 answers

Why does my tongue feel too big for my mouth?

For the past week I've been constantly aware of my tongue resting against my molars. It feels like my tongue's just a touch too small for my mouth. What gives? [more inside]
posted by harperpitt on May 28, 2014 - 13 answers

My tongue hated the drugs- please help me not be miserable

Last week I came down with shingles but before it was diagnosed I thought I had diverticulitus. So I have been on 2 antibiotics and an antiviral medication. [more inside]
posted by shaarog on Feb 5, 2014 - 11 answers

Will I wake up with two tongues tomorrow?

I cut the tip of my tongue vertically about 2 to 4 mm deep, right down the center. Will it heal, or spontaneously split in half, or what? [more inside]
posted by 256 on Feb 7, 2013 - 13 answers

I'd like to give that doc a good thrushing.

I went to the doc because I thought I might have oral thrush. His diagnosis was so far in a different direction that I'm kind of baffled. Hope me? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Nov 30, 2012 - 25 answers

My tongue feels burned and hurts whenever I swallow, what would help it heal?

What will help me heal a tongue "burned" by an old Cold-Eeze lozenge? [more inside]
posted by alice_curiouse on Aug 26, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I stop my tongue being so gross?

My tongue is white and cracked. How do I stop it being so gross? [more inside]
posted by peppermintfreddo on Aug 10, 2012 - 15 answers

So what might cause tongue lumps?

What besides HPV could cause these bumps on my tongue? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2012 - 13 answers

Why is my sleep interrupted by a painful tongue sensation?

Why do I get a sharp pain in my tongue asI drift off to sleep? [more inside]
posted by Ollie on Nov 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Why is my dog obsessed with metal?

Why is my dog obsessed with finding coins and putting them under her tongue for extended periods of time? [more inside]
posted by ooklala on Jun 2, 2011 - 9 answers

It's a mouthwash. It's on the tip of my tongue. And killing me.

Why does listerine burn the tip of my tongue? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Sep 16, 2010 - 10 answers

Got the plague. Left me with allergies.

What turns your tongue black underneath & leaves you with a dozen new allergies afterwards? Assume it's not Pepto Bismol or yeast. [more inside]
posted by Ys on Feb 11, 2010 - 8 answers

Can babies typically twist their tongues completely over?

My eight month old daughter can (and frequently does) horizontally rotate her tongue 180 degrees in her mouth. Is this something that children her age can typically do, or should I be negotiating with a circus? [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley on Jul 10, 2009 - 24 answers

My Mouth Feels Awkward

When I get nervous my mouth feels awkward. My tongue doesn't sit right in my mouth and I can't keep my mouth still. I come to the hive for advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 28, 2009 - 7 answers

I already hated going to the dentist...

Tell me about your experiences with dental paresthesia, please... [more inside]
posted by Vervain on Mar 16, 2009 - 5 answers

My sore bitter tasting tongue

Why is my taste bitter and my tongue has some sore white spots? [more inside]
posted by Grums on Feb 27, 2009 - 12 answers

When am I gonna flush out this Thrush?

I was diagnosed with Oral Thrush and am being treated with Diflucan. How long before I'm back to 100% normal? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Feb 16, 2009 - 22 answers

What is the name for my speaking...style?

There is a characteristic to my speech in which my lips are often pursed tightly together when I speak. It's not a lisp, nor is it a tongue thrust. My wife says it's because I have a long tongue, so the opposite of a lisp. Anyone know if this even has a name? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Oct 28, 2008 - 2 answers

Oh my god it burns -- but not in the right place...

My tongue tingles when I have the urge to urinate. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2008 - 13 answers

Tongue spasms. Horrible pain. Help!

I regularly sprain my tongue. It happens often enough (and is painful enough) to make me curious about how and why this happens, and if it can be prevented. I have never met anyone else who experiences this. [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on Apr 12, 2008 - 12 answers

What do I do with beef tongue?

Help with all things beef tongue. I bought a tongue from the farmer's market and am clueless how to handle it. I read this thread and need more detail. Peeling? What do you mean, it needs to be peeled? How? Can I overcook it? Should I eat it in a stew, or some other way? What are your favorite tongue recipes? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Mar 18, 2008 - 20 answers

Advice for good piercing shops in NYC!

Any recommendations for good piercers in NYC? [more inside]
posted by heartofglass on Feb 4, 2008 - 11 answers

How do doctors remove a person's tongue?

What is the procudeure for a total glossectomy? [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Jan 7, 2008 - 3 answers

Sublingual Grapefruit Seed Extract Incident

I used straight, undiluted Grapefruit Seed Extract under my tongue and now I have sublingual inflammation and a burning sensation on the tip of my tongue like I've sipped tea that is too hot. [more inside]
posted by pranalaxmi on Oct 29, 2007 - 10 answers

White tongue

My tongue is white and has a thin white film and there is a bitter taste in my mouth. I use a scraper, floss and brush regularly and use mouthwash and h2O2. How do I get it to turn pink.
posted by Noodles on Oct 11, 2007 - 17 answers

Tongue Biting: Why, and How to Stop?

How can I stop biting my tongue? I mean literally biting my tongue until it bleeds. Why do I do this? [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Oct 4, 2007 - 16 answers

I have black hairy tongue! Yikes! Advice?

Following some dental adventures, I seem to have some lingua villosa nigra, aka "black [hairy] tongue". Reportedly harmless, but is there anything (a) I should know or worry about, and (b) I can do to quash it on the double? [more inside]
posted by cortex on Aug 9, 2007 - 11 answers

What is my (whistling) malfunction?

Why can't I produce the classic taxi whistle (you know, two fingers in mouth, very loud)? And I've just spent quite a while in the attempt, following these directions. [more inside]
posted by timepiece on Mar 2, 2007 - 19 answers

TongueFilter: Why does my tongue burn so easily?

TongueFilter: Why does my tongue burn so easily? [more inside]
posted by stance on Feb 16, 2007 - 17 answers

Can you put superglue on your tongue?

Can you put superglue on your tongue? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Dec 9, 2006 - 23 answers

Pros & cons of getting my tongue pierced?

I'm 28 and I'm thinking about getting my tongue pierced. What cultural & medical pros and cons should I be aware of? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2006 - 38 answers

Advice on this growth on my tongue?

In the last two weeks, a weird nodule has formed on the bottom of my tongue. I think it's a ranula, but I'm not a doctor and can't say that for certain. I don't have health insurance, but I gotta get rid of this thing before it gets massive and more painful. What kind of doctor do I see to get this removed? How much will something like this (getting a "thing" on your tongue removed) typically cost? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2006 - 16 answers

Shoe tongue falls to left! DIY solution?

The tongue of my left shoe keeps falling over to the left, causing discomfort, ankle bruising, and general grumpiness. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Mar 4, 2006 - 12 answers

Tiny Tongue Sores

Every once in a while I get these very very small white-ish sores on my tongue. They hurt like crazy - especially if I eat sugars or citruses. What are these things and what can I do to get rid of them? [more inside]
posted by crapples on Jan 11, 2006 - 26 answers

my tongue defines grime

As Withnail said in "Withnail & I"; "Look at my tongue. A grey yellow sock." [more inside]
posted by soundofsuburbia on Dec 21, 2005 - 13 answers

I bit my tongue!

A few days ago, I bit my tongue while eating. A steady care regime of "do nothing and wait for it to fix itself" hasn't worked. How can I help the process along? [more inside]
posted by billybunny on Jun 18, 2005 - 6 answers

Bit my tongue

Damn you chicken fajitas!
I bit my tongue really badly last night. [more]
posted by ssmith on Jan 14, 2005 - 20 answers

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