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What Causes Tongue Ulcers?

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Depletion of the body's essential nutrients causes tongue ulcers. This is correlated to stress, lack of sleep, general physical fatigue, injury by biting, viral infections, oral thrush, oral candidiasis, herpes and cancer. Hot beverages are also a known cause of tongue ulcers.
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Ulcers on the tongue are caused by food allergies, lack of oral hygiene, lack of sufficient sleep, and deficiency of B vitamins, zinc and iron, sudden weight loss, and, hormonal changes. These ulcers are also caused by tongue damage or trauma. Mouth ulcers are open sores inside the mouth.
The major causes of tongue ulcers include stress, poor sleep habits, and allergies. It may also result from tongue damage, such from hot beverages, biting of the tongue and physical injury among others.
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