The types of oral ulcers are diverse, with a multitude of associated causes including: physical or chemical trauma, infection from microorganisms , medical conditions or medications, cancerous and nonspecific processes. Two common oral ulcer types are aphthous ulcers and cold sores or fever blisters. Cold sores around the lip are caused by the herpes simplex virus. Trauma to the mouth is a common cause of oral ulcers.
User:Adam78/List of tongue-twisters - Wikiquote
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I was actually preparing for the worst when I clicked the pic it was taking a while to open so I did something else, then clicked back…jesus that is severe and I dunno I gotta disagree with Janet, I think its worse than hairy tongue. I clicked the wiki link an was going through the list like you shannon.. I am a regular reader as well and quite honestly there is not an image you could post that would scare me away. Keep it up! Although the wiki made me grimace a tad.
I need to come up with some rules, I guess. I want this to be a sub for strange, shocking medical cases, but with a strong scientific sense. Try to name the post with it's correct medical nomenclature, and if possible, use the text box to give as much info as you can: what causes it, how, why, etc. This is a sub for med students, doctors and people who are interested in knowing more about some weird ass pathology. Comments don't have to be exclusively medical.
The tongue consists of a body and root and is attached by muscles to the hyoid bone below, the mandible in front, the styloid process behind, and the palate above, and by mucous membrane to the floor of the mouth, the lateral walls of the pharynx, and the epiglottis. A median fold frenulum linguae connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth. The surface of the tongue bears numerous papillae of three types: filiform, fungiform, and circumvallate or vallate. Taste buds are present on the surfaces of many of the papillae, esp.