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Glossitis

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
29 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tongue lesion: It is a reddish area of tissue in the middle (median) of the posterior tongue. It is benign and no treatment is needed. It is often shaped like a rh ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
29 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Geographic tongue: Benign condition that is sometime sore. Foods like tomato flare it up. Tongue is has scattered irregular smooth reddish patches. Normally tongue is ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Side effect: Glossitis has been reported with Omez. Ask your prescribing doc about it. http://www.ehealthme.com/ds/omeprazole/glossitis
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
29 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Geographic tongue: Benign condition that is sometime sore. Foods like tomato flare it up. Tongue is has scattered irregular smooth reddish patches. Normally tongue is ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Bussell
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unknown: Geographic tongue is a benign condition where parts of the tongue swell and other parts become smooth, leading to a MAP like appearance. The cause is ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Bussell
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unknown: Geographic tongue is a benign condition where parts of the tongue swell and other parts become smooth, leading to a MAP like appearance. The cause is ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
None necessary: Geographic tongue is a benign condition and needs no treatment. On rare occasions, one may experience some pain with very hot or spicy foods and in t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience in Dentistry
They are different: Rhomboid tongue can be treated with antifungal medications. It is often symptomatic and is believed to represent a chronic candidiasis infection in t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Some times Yes: Geographic is the result of loss of hair like papilla on the tongue , may look scary but harmless most of the time cause is unknown , or if it is du ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: The two clinical pictures may be confused with one another.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Hairy Leukoplakia: Hairy Leukoplakia occurs in immunocompromised patients. If you think you have this condition see a doctor for an exam and diagnosis.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: It is a normal variant in some people.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience in Family Medicine
Need more info: Difficult to diagnose from picture. If the medicine prescribed did not work then you need to get second opinion from your physician /dentist or an ora ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
29 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Geographic tongue: Yes - the patches on the tongue are irregular and look like a map. The lesions will occur in different areas (migratory).
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Atrophic Glossitis: This condition is diagnosed with a complete medical and dental history and a visual diagnosis. A biopsy can help rule out other conditions if the diag ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Information.: Lichenoid mucositis is a noncommittal term referring to a wide range of mucosal lesions which closely mimic oral lichen planus both clinically and his ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience in Dentistry
Tongue ulcers: Some are the result of a viral infection from the herpes simplex virus. Some are mouth ulcers (aphthous ulcers), which are of unknown origin, but are ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Avoid tobacco,hot sp: First of all avoid spicy hot food, tobacco, smoking, toothpaste with additives or heavy flaovoring.For pain use over the counter pain relievers, mouth ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience in Dentistry
Unknown: The cause of lichen planus is unknown. In certain locales, patients with extensive lichen planus seem to be more likely to have a hepatitis C virus in ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Cho
Dr. Denny Cho answered
17 years experience in Dentistry
Stress: Reduce stress to prevent cankers.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
No. : Geographic tongue is a normal variant.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience in Dentistry
Different: Hlp is a variant of leukoplakia and is seen in HIV positive people. Leukoplakia is caused by the epstein barr virus.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mairani
35 years experience in General Practice
Normal: It's also called migratory glossitis. It has a slight female predilection. There are two types of structures on the tongue. Filliform and fungiform pa ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience in Prosthodontics
No: They should not be related. See your family md or ENT md. Throat swelling can be serious and life-threatening. Call now. If this worsens, go to er.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
It depends on cause: Like many symptoms, glossitis can have many causes. It can be caused by iron deficiency or B12 deficiency, in which case those will help, but may be c ... Read More

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