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Dr. William Singer
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Glossitis (Overview)

Inflammation of the tongue.


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Is median rhomboid glossitis a sign of candida or is it similar to geographic tongue?

Is median rhomboid glossitis a sign of candida or is it similar to geographic tongue?

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 the tongue. Geographic tounge is normally not symptomatic. It is a benign condition that does not respond to antifungal medication. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
32 Doctors shared insights

Glossitis (Overview)

Inflammation of the tongue.


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It's been a month since I have an ulceration on my tongue, that was diagnosed with glossitis. The treatment for glossitis never worked. I posted some photos of the ulceration. Please tell me what it is.

Glossitis: Glossitis is a wastebasket term in that any tissue may have an "itis" (or inflammation as this ending implies) associated with it. In this case, it can be infectious, traumatic, chemical, immune system, or neoplastic. You need a skilled examination by a provider who sees tongue abnormalities on a daily basis--an oral surgeon--to plan a course of action. Despite any photos, biopsy may be indicated. ...Read more

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Is throat pain and swelling normal as a result of benign migratory glossitis? And what is the best treatment?

Is throat pain and swelling normal as a result of benign migratory glossitis? And what is the best treatment?

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. ...Read more

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Will taking a vitamin pill every day get rid of glossitis?

Will taking a vitamin pill every day get rid of glossitis?

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 caused by allergies, infections and irritants, in which case no vitamin pill will get rid of it. Like all symptoms, it is important to find the cause and address it at that level. See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002048/ for more info. ...Read more

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What is median rhomoid glossitis?

What is median rhomoid glossitis?

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 rhomboid. ...Read more

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What is benign migratory glossitis?

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 covered by bumps (papillae). In this condition, the papillae will atrophy (shrink) and cause irregular shaped smooth areas. The patches vary in size, shape and location- hence the name benign migratory glossitis (aka geographic tongue). ...Read more

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I have glossitis I have been taken omez?

Side effect: Glossitis has been reported with Omez. Ask your prescribing doc about it.
http://www. Ehealthme. Com/ds/omeprazole/glossitis ...Read more

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Benign migratory glossitis looks like what?

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 covered by bumps (papillae). In this condition, the papillae will atrophy (shrink) and cause irregular shaped smooth areas. The patches vary in size, shape and location- hence the name benign migratory glossitis (aka geographic tongue). ...Read more

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Hi, I would like to know what is glossitis? .

Inflammation: Inflammation of tongue. Non-specific. See oral surgeon for assessment. ...Read more

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Developed benign migratory glossitis months ago, its pretty much constant. Usually how long does it last?

Developed benign migratory glossitis months ago, its pretty much constant. Usually how long does it last?

Depends...: Your condition may last indefinitely. It's widely variable among individuals and most often it will tend to increase and decrease in severity. Occasionally it will spontaneously resolve. If it is bothersome, it can be treated with a topical steroid medication. This will treat the symptoms but will not cure the condition. ...Read more

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How is atrophic glossitis diagnosed?

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 diagnosis is atypical and unclear. There are many causes and therefore a physician would need to evaluate you. ...Read more

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Can albutetol mdi and advair use cause glossitis?

Of course: Possible side effects are glossitis, throat irritation, altered taste, tongue ulceration, chest pain, infection, diarrhea. See your PCP for medication adjustment. ...Read more

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What is geographic tongue or benign migratory glossitis?

What is geographic tongue or benign migratory glossitis?

Migratory glossitis: Also called Geographic tongue. The exact cause of geographic tongue is unknown. It is a permanent benign condition. If you have geographical tongue do not rush to see a dentist, just switch to a toothpaste that does not contain Sodium Monolauryl Sulfate. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of interstitial sclerous glossitis?

Pain swelling: Pain and swelling of the tongue. Very variable appearance and symptoms. Can be related to late stage syphilis.
See oral surgeon or ENT for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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I've been dealing with glossitis a yr now. Come&ago. I observed that wen im tired&stress, it is present but with enough sleep.

I've been dealing with glossitis a yr now. Come&ago. I observed that wen im tired&stress, it is present but with enough sleep.

Evaluation?: Have you seen a doc for this? Not normal, Could be a number of things. See your MD for evaluation/tests. ...Read more

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Does taking any vitamin pill get rid of glossitis?

Does taking any vitamin pill get rid of glossitis?

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 caused by allergies, infections and irritants, in which case no vitamin pill will get rid of it. Like all symptoms, it is important to find the cause and address it at that level. See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002048/ for more info. ...Read more

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Will taking a vitamin pill every day get rid of glossitis?

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 caused by allergies, infections and irritants, in which case no vitamin pill will get rid of it. Like all symptoms, it is important to find the cause and address it at that level. See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002048/ for more info. ...Read more

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What vitamin pill should I take every day to get rid of glossitis?

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 caused by allergies, infections and irritants, in which case no vitamin pill will get rid of it. Like all symptoms, it is important to find the cause and address it at that level. See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002048/ for more info. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
34 Doctors shared insights

Tongue Inflammation (Definition)

Good day; Glossitis is a synonym for inflammation of the tongue. Most frequently in my practice patients bite their tongues which result in pain and swelling. I've biopsied tongues in diagnosing Lipomas; referring these patients to oral surgeons. Other causes of swollen tongue include genetic ...Read more


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