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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
Different: Geographic tongue, or glossitis, is when you have red or light patches that seem to change location on the tongue. It is thought that a deficiency of vitamin b can contribute, but there is no known cause. It is common and harmless. Fissured tongue is also harmless and shows up as deep cracks between the papilla. Sometimes geographic tongue may accompany fissured tongue. ...Read more
Probably: There are many famous people that have a large variety of physical abnormalities. However they have decided to not let any of those abnormalities keep them from their goal in life. ...Read more
No: Fissured tongue is considered a benign condition but it does bother people esthetically. A definitive etiology is unknown. As a dentist, we try to educate patients with this condition on how to clean the tongue with scrapers and mouthwash. You can use a spoon in the meantime to scrape and cleanse the tongue. ...Read more
They don't move: Fissured tongue (also known as 'scrotal tongue, ' 'lingua plicata, ' 'plicated tongue, ' and 'furrowed tongue' is a benign condition characterized by deep grooves (fissures) in the dorsum of the tongue. Although these grooves may look unsettling, the condition is usually painless. Some individuals may complain of an associated burning sensation however it is benign. ...Read more
Uncommon: Oral manifestations of Crohn's disease are less common than intestinal manifestations. However anywhere in the lips, mouth, tongue, or back of the throat can be affected. If you truly have oral manifestations of Crohn's I would make certain you are on strong enough medication for your disease. Some of the oral manifestations can cause serious infections or even disfigurement. ...Read more
I have had Crohn's disease for a few years but have recently developed a fissured tongue.. it is really painful.. is this because of the crohn's?
Maybe: Crohn's disease can involve the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus. In the mouth, it can cause ulcers, fissures, plaques, erythema and other lesions. In addition, malnutrition or deficiency of micronutrients (minerals, vitamins, etc) can cause lesions in the mouth (fissures, inflammation, etc). Both these conditions should be evaluated by your MD. ...Read more
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
Fissured Tongue: I have never heard of any method to improve or reduce the appearance of a fissured tongue. I am assuming there are no medical or systemic complicating factors. Keep your mouth clean and consider using both antimicrobial rinses and a tongue brush or scraper to keep your tongue clean to prevent an bacterial or fungal overgrowths. ...Read more
A fissured tongue: A fissured tongue in almost all if not all cases is a variation of normal and not from any disease or malnutrition. Therefore, probably nothing you do, including taking an vitamins or supplements will make any difference. I wish i were taller... Oh well, it's something i will have to live with and i'm sure my appearance is more easily seen by others than your tongue. ...Read more
Will taking vitamin b complex and zinc help to get rid of a fissured tongue? If not what will? A lot say its benign but i would like to get rid of it!
Probably not but...:
While western medicine considers fissured tongues to be benign, chinese medicine considers it a sign of imbalances in your GI tract. Seeing a chinese medical practitioner may be helpful. See http://www.Rdhmag.Com/articles/print/volume-31/issue-5/columns/the-tongue-a-window-to-other-organs.Html
; http://naturalhealthtechniques.Com/tongue-diagnosis.Htm. ...Read more
Fissured tongue: This is usually a variation of normal and requires no treatment other than extra care to keep it clean with a tongue scraper or a tooth brush used on a daily basis. If you have any other problems or questions, you should see an oral surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more
What can I do for painful tongue fissures? I have an appt on the 25th, but until then i would like to eat. Right now eating makes my tongue burn badly
Pain killer: Until your appointment you can use 2 per cent viscous Lidocaine to kill the pain. ...Read more
Can we differentiate with pictures and explanation between fissured and pathological tongue disease? I am worry and not sure what I have.
Yes and no: Fissured tongue really isnt a disease. It's just a characteristic that some people have. For an example, i've included a photo of fissured tongue. There are differing degrees as well, some more or less pronounced. If there is a concern that you have some sort of pathology, see a dentist for a professional opinion. ...Read more
Hi, I've got a fissured tongue & I'm 16 yo, the cracks are really embarassing. Is there any esthetical treatment? Cause I really want it fixed. Thanks
My tongue has a white film on it and has big fissures. It also has painful canker sores on it. This has been going on for over a month.
Sides of tongue are red, have fissures, sore .The sides look cleared of tastebuds with the exception of enlarged papillae. Under tongue feels dry?
Nonspecific: Non-specific symptoms. Try warm salt water rinses. If symptoms persist, see ENT doc or oral surgeon for exam. ...Read more
A section on the front/tip of my tongue is rough and I am able to move my tastebuds downward. Also, there is a little cut/not exactly fissured. Norml?
No way: No way to tell from your description. Please see your dentist for an accurate answer. ...Read more
Burning Tongue Syndr:
BMS is a chronic orofacial pain disorder that is defined by the International Association Study of Pain as "a burning pain in the tongue or other mucous membranes." Despite continuing research, there is no consensus on cause, pathogenesis, or even the definition of BMS.
see Orofacial Pain specialist for pain management. They are the experts in BMS. ...Read more
White lesions on the side and front of the tongue with fissures and redness it's more visible in the morning and upper quadrant abdominal pain?
Get Examined please: There is no easy way to determine what could be causing the problem. But i would strongly advise that you have it examined as soon as you can so that a solution can be found sooner, rather then later. ...Read more
Anal Fissures: Best treatment is eliminating the cause which is usually trauma secondary to hard bowel movements. If so try increasing the fiber in your diet and if stools are still hard take an over the counter stool softner as directed. If you are still having problems see your physician who may recommend other therapies such as nitroglycerine or nifedepine ointment, Botox or in some cases surgery. ...Read more
First the cause: Before you look for resolution it is important to determine the cause. Recurrent vaginal fissures is not common. Finding the cause is key. An exam, testing and biopsy of the area is a good first start. There may be recurrent candidiasis, condyloma (hpv), vulvar cancer or precancerous changes, lichen sclerosis, lichen simplex chronicus and other causes. ...Read more
Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure ...Read more