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Viral Tongue

Viral Tongue

In General practice we see tongue pain may be caused by a viral infection – such as an infection that causes hand, foot and mouth disease (Coxsackie virus).

Another virus is the cold sore virus (caused by herpes simplex virus HSV).

A sore or painful tongue is usually caused by something obvious and visible, although there are a few less obvious causes you should be aware of that may need treating.

There are many causes of such an appearance of the tongue including: Geographical, aphthous ulcers and oral thrush.