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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Geographical Tongue

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What alternative treatments exist for yellow tongue?

What  alternative treatments exist for yellow tongue?

Maybe thrush(fungus): The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of tongue that looks patchy include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Are there effective alternative therapies for dental eruptions?

Are there effective alternative therapies for dental eruptions?

Avoiding dentures: This is an excellent question, and there are ways to prevent a need for dentures. But you have to start early with regular dental check-ups and some kind of Fluoride treatment in childhood. As you get older, take care of your gums with dental floss, toothpicks, or water-pik-like devices. Get problems treated promptly and avoid foods that harm teeth (carbonated beverages, high sugar content foods). ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for dental halitosis?

Are there any alternative treatments for dental halitosis?

Do you have GERD?: Have you been dignosed with gerd? If it is related to gerd then follow the treatment recommendations. Alternatives treatments (pills?) may not help but i think eating fresh fruits and vege's and parsley leaves might besides proper daily home oral hygiene. If you let bacteria grow on you teeth and gums, they will produce the sulfur compounds that cause bad odors. So get soft tooth brush and floss. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments to lichen planus in my mouth?

Are there alternative treatments to lichen planus in my mouth?

Maybe: Most people with oral lichen planus don't need yo do anything because there are usually no symptoms. There is no cure and if it is severe enough for you to have symptoms then you will need either topical or systemic steroids depending on the severity. I am unaware of any alternative treatments for this condition. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments or remedies for dental fluorosis?

Options: Bleaching or veneers. I would try bleaching first. It takes time to see results depending on how bad the stain is however it is less expensive than veneers and easier to maintain. ...Read more

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Are there really effective, alternative forms of treatment for cancer?

Are there really effective, alternative forms of treatment for cancer?

Adjuncts only: "Complementary and alternative" remedies offered to desperate cancer patients range from cynical, vicious scams (these people talk about conspiracies to suppress cures) to very helpful measures that help promote comfort, dignity, good nutrition, physical fitness, and possibly have minor effects on the tumors. Find an ethical guide -- big medical centers often have a resident holist. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments for mouth cancer besides surgery?

Are there alternative treatments for mouth cancer besides surgery?

Yes: Surgery is the best treatment for early stages of mouth cancer. More advanced cancers may be treated with radiationl, or a combination of radiation and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What are the best medications for geographic tongue?

None: There is no medicine for geographic tongue. Nor is thre any need for treatment. It's a normal variant. ...Read more

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Is there any medication for painful geographic tongue?

Is there any medication for painful geographic tongue?

See dentist: Geographic tongue is not painful... There is something else going on with your tongue. See a dentist or oral surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for a fissured tongue?

What treatments are there for a fissured tongue?

Fissured tongue: Most patients with fissured tongue have no significant symptoms and the fissures are mostly cosmetic. There are a couple of syndromes where fissures are common, such as Down's syndrome and Melkerson-Rosenthall syndrome. If this is the case, the best form of treatment is usually to regularly brush the tongue to removed debris and avoid irritation. If you are having symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more

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What are the effective remedies for fissured tongue?

What are the effective remedies for fissured tongue?

None: A fissured tongue is a variation of normal and is neither of concern nor requires treatment (of which there is none anyway). ...Read more

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Looking for effective TMJ treatments?

Looking for effective TMJ treatments?

See oral surgeon: Many treatments exist, but appropriate treatment is based on what the underlying cause is for your TMJ problems. Could be your occlusion, injury to the cartilage, arthritis, or muscle imbalance. E treatment would be based on the underlying pathology. ...Read more

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Which treatment do dentists offer for bleeding gums?

Which treatment do dentists offer for bleeding gums?

Bleeding gums: See a periodontist they specialize in this problem they will find the cause and eliminate the bleeding gums with your help they will do scaling and root planing of the teeth and show you what you need to do to keep it from returning just hope the underlying bone is still healthy so that no other treatment will be necessary. ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatments for melanoma?

What are some alternative treatments for melanoma?

Adjuncts only: If you ignore surgery for melanoma, you will pay for your mistake with your life. If you are interested in vitamins, botanicals and so forth, remember these are only adjuncts. I am not sure I would accept some of therapies for advanced disease that give only a small survival advantage, but I would not pay a conspiracy or natural-medicine talker for telling me untruths. Be savvy. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for hairy tongue?

What are some treatments for hairy tongue?

Tongue scraper: It may require nothing more than using a tongue scraper daily. If you smoke, stop! not only may smoking contribute to a hairy tongue, but is a known carcinogen that causes cancer. More information at: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/black-hairy-tongue/ds01134/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

None that I'm aware: Orchitis is either a viral or bacterial infection of the testicle. If bacterial you need antibiotics. If you are sexually active get checked for a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative therapies for hives?

Are there good alternative therapies for hives?

Not really!: Hives are divided into acute (<6 wks) and chronic (>6 wks). Acute usually are self-limited and go away on their own. Chronic could be due to other health problems, so see your doctor. If there is a known trigger it is treated/removed. If no known trigger, then treatment is usually with a non-sedating antihistamine to suppress the hives. No alternative therapies have been found efficacious. ...Read more

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What are the alternative treatments for dermatitis?

What are the alternative treatments for dermatitis?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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What are the alternative treatments for nummular dermatitis?

What are the alternative treatments for nummular dermatitis?

Nummular derm: Topical steroids are effective. Less erythematous, less pruritic lesions may be treated with low-potency (class iii-vi) steroids. Severely inflamed lesions with intense erythema, vesicles, and pruritus require high-potency (class i-ii) preparations. Penetration of the medication is enhanced by occlusion or presoaking in a tub of plain water followed immediately (without drying) by application. ...Read more