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I just want a normal smooth tongue like everyone else. What can I do?

I just want a normal smooth tongue like everyone else.  What can I do?

What is normal?: Tongues have various types of taste buds scattered about which change the architecture. If you have concerns about yours, perhaps visit a dentist and get a consultation b. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Smooth Tongue (Definition)

No papilla no tongue. Abnormal. ...Read more


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What's smooth tongue from?

What's smooth tongue from?

Several causes: The technical term is atrophic glossitis or bald tongue. It is caused by the absence of papilla which are the small bumps that cover the tongue. Diabetes, anemia, celiac disease and certain nutritional deficiencies are common causes as are anti-cancer drugs. It can also be caused by an inherited nerve disorder called riley-day syndrome. ...Read more

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For 3 weeks, feels like there's a hair in back of my tongue. used tongue scraper and examined tongue but looks normal. What is this?

FOREIGN BODY SENSATI: FOREIGN BODY SENSATION, I would recommend an ENT evaluation to directly visualize the area. If nothing is trapped there, it may be silent reflux irritating the area. ...Read more

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What a normal back of your tongue look like?

What a normal back of your tongue look like?

Normal is: A generic term and can differ between people. Visually you can google normal back of tongue to see images and diagrams. If concerned please consult with your physician or dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My baby has a blue tongue, nothing else is blue... acting happy and normal... whats going on?

My baby has a blue tongue, nothing else is blue... acting happy and normal... whats going on?

Blue tongue: Tough to say without being examined. Baby needs to be checked out and have their heart and lungs checked bc potential sign of cyanosis where showing the baby might not be getting enough oxygen. ...Read more