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Is There A Cure For A Geographic Tongue
Can't: There is no cure for geographic tongue. Most cases of geographic tongue (aka erythema migrans, and benign migratory glossitis) do not have any symptoms so it's not treated at all. Occasionally you will see a patient who has a burning sensation in which case the dentist can prescribe topical anti-inflammatory agents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leave it alone: Treatment is generally unnecessary and will usually go away but may affect another area of the tongue.While there is no known cure or commonly prescribed treatment for geographic tongue, there are several ways to suppress the condition, including avoiding foods that exacerbate the problem.Steroid ointment, such as cortisone products, may be applied topically for symptomatic patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No cure: There is no cure. Only treatment of symptoms. This is a benign lesion and quite common. Some people need to avoid certain foods that are too spicy or salty. Others may benefit from a medicated mouthwash, but in the majority of cases, no treatment at all is neccessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have geographic tongue, indents on side of tongue near back and some small red sores with white border. They occur monthly. How do I cure/prevent?
Geographic tongue.: As a matter of fact, there is nothing much you can do. ...Read more
Come and go, but...: Tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease.Other causes of tongue that looks patchy include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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