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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is throat pain and swelling normal as a result of benign migratory glossitis? And what is the best treatment?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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