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How is geographical tongue treated?

How is geographical tongue treated?

Not usually treated: It is a chronic condition the typically manifest itself under certain circumstances such as eating hot, spicy, acidic or salty foods and stress or hormonal changes. Treatment is typically not necessary unless you have severe pain then a dentist can prescribe you a mouthwash or paste to use. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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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My 12 year old son has a "geographical" tongue. Suggestions?

My 12 year old son has a "geographical" tongue. Suggestions?

It's considered ok: People get geographic tongue patterns sometimes. The reasons are not certain. If there are no painful ulcers or other "ill" symptoms, the geographic tongue is not considered an illness. ...Read more

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Geographical tongue with tiny rrd bumps on the whole tongue?

Geographical tongue with tiny rrd bumps on the whole tongue?

Taste buds: Small bumps on tongue diffusely are normal taste buds. See ENT if you are very bothered by this! ...Read more

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What will help flare ups due to a geographical tongue it is really painful! on a 1-10 scale a 7 i can barely eat and am even losing weight please help!

What will help flare ups due to a geographical tongue it is really painful! on a 1-10 scale a 7 i can barely eat and am even losing weight please help!

See a dentist: Geographic tongue by itself is not painful. You may have something else going on to cause the amount of pain you are experiencing. This needs to be seen to be diagnosed and treated. See a dentist or oral surgeon asap. Meanwhile avoid spicy, acidic foods and drinks, use otc pain relief like advil (ibuprofen) if you can take this. ...Read more

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Geographical tongue with tiny red bumps and burnings sensation?

Geographical tongue with tiny red bumps and burnings sensation?

Geographic tongue: Geographic tongue is also known as benign migratory glossitis. The tongue will have patches on the surface of the tongue that are missing the normal pink papillae and appear as smooth, red "islands," often with slightly raised borders. These patches give the tongue a map-like appearance. These patches then heal and the condition "migrates" to another spot. Usually without symptoms or burning ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between geographical and fissured tongue?

Please help! what is the difference between geographical and fissured tongue?

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

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My tongue swells every time i eat salty food (i.E.-french fries). Should i be concerned?

My tongue swells every time i eat salty food (i.E.-french fries). Should i be concerned?

Probably not.: Salt, spices and acids such as citrus fruits can cause the tongue to swell. As long as it is mild swelling and not making breathing a problem, you probably have nothing to worry about. You may wish to avoid too much salt so the problem won't occur often. ...Read more

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I am having oral fungus i. E on tongue and inner side of my cheeks what should I do I am having this from seven months?

I am having oral fungus i. E on tongue and inner side of my cheeks what should I do I am having this from seven months?

Dentist & physician: See an oral surgeon or an oral pathologist for a consultation. There may or may not also be medical considerations complicating matters, so you may have to see a physician as well. There are medications to treat this. ...Read more

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Sores on the tongue?

Give it two weeks...: If they are still present after two weeks please see a dentist..... ...Read more

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Why is my tongue black?

Black Tongue: Black 'hairy' tongue can be caused by lengthening of the bumps on the end of the tongue, or papillae. They are often rubbed away with eating but can become longer and get stained by food or tobacco products. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can also cause the appearance of a black tongue within 24 hours of use. ...Read more

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Rough tongue, what to do?

Rough tongue, what to do?

Check with dentist: Impossible to answer without an examination. This could be anything from an infection, a wound, swollen taste buds, a buildup of plaque, a buildup of nicotine stain, geographic tongue, cancer, or nothing serious. Have this examined by your dentist. ...Read more

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Tongue is rippled on sides?

Tongue is rippled on sides?

Don't worry: The indentations seen in scalloped tongue are called lateral crenations. For the most part they are benign. ...Read more

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What causes a black tongue?

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Black tongue: Black tongue has been linked to poor oral hygiene, smoking or chewing tobacco , alcohol, cocaine, beverages like coffee, dry mouth, radiation and medications like penicillin, erythromycin , doxycycline etc, http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/hairy-tongue/ ...Read more

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Why is my tongue not smooth?

Not supposed to be: The surface is covered with little bumps (filliform papillae) which contain taste buds. In the back are bigger bulge-y bumps (vallate papillae). A smooth tongue (bald) is an abnormal finding, a sign of (often) nutritional deficiency, e.g. Iron, folate, (folic acid) b vitamin including b12, riboflavin (b2), b6, or niacin. Other causes as well. ...Read more

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Who do to see for my tongue?

Who do to see for my tongue?

Three Choices: There are three primary doctors who can diagnose and treat conditions of the tongue: ear, nose and throat doctor, dentist, and/or oral surgeon. It's hard to know where to begin sometimes. Also, they may refer you back and forth between themselves if you have something unusual. But, you have to start somewhere, so pick the doctor who is most convenient. Generally, i would think, that's a dentist. ...Read more

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Tongue feeling dry and rough?

Tongue feeling dry and rough?

Dry mouth: You may have dry mouth. This will allow the tongue to feel dry ; rough. Check with your md to see what medication you may be taking that can intensify this condition. Also see a dentist to check if you have decreased salivary flow. ...Read more

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Dark patch on side of tongue?

Could be: Pigment or a large vein. Generally nothing to worry about however i would have my dentist check it to be on the safe side as i cannot diagnose inn this medium. ...Read more

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Why is my tongue akways white?

Why is my tongue akways white?

Plaque build up: Plaque build up on tongue and if you do not clean tongue daily with tongue cleaner then it gets thicker layer of bacteria.Or check for anemia. ...Read more