Many diseases can cause a person to develop tongue
lesions or other oral lesions. Tongue lesions can take on a variety of forms.
These oral lesions can be located anywhere in the mouth, on the gums or tongue.
Tongue lesions are a symptom, not an actual disease. If someone has oral
lesions for no reason, they can usually be surgically removed very quickly.
Usually, tongue lesions are caused by a viral infection like thrush. A person
will know they have oral lesions if they see or feel them. Usually, the mouth
will be painful. Eating and swallowing might be uncomfortable. The sores that
form inside of the mouth will be a red or whitish color. There are many
treatment options available for someone with tongue lesions. Determining which
one will work best depends on what type of condition is causing the oral
Diseases: viral infection, fungal infection, HIV/AIDS, tongue cancer, lip
cancer, HPV, ankyloglossia, acute tonsillitis, chelitis, Steven Johnson syndrome,
Symptoms: redness, swelling, white bumps, pain, trouble swallowing, mouth
sores, swollen glands, swollen gums, bleeding gums