A 27-year-old female asked:
do children outgrow geographic tongue?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 49 years experience
No: This is not a real problem it is just a condition that some people have, like having freckles. There is nothing wrong with this diagnosis.
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Pediatrics 42 years experience
Geographic Tongue: As you know, it is a benign condition, no treatment needed.
There is some association with atopy, exacerbation by stress or by hot or spicy food, anemia, saborrheic dermatitis, diabetes mellitus or pustular psoriasis.
It may disappear over time but it is impossible to predict if or when this may happen.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Can any normal young child get a geographic tongue?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: Yes any child can.
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Last updated Dec 9, 2013
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