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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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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

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Median rhomboid glossitis- can it change from light to dark and back again? Should i worry? Woman age 34 with full set of dentures.

Median rhomboid glossitis- can it change from light to dark and back again? Should i worry? Woman age 34 with full set of dentures.

Proper diagnosis: Has your dentist made a definitive diagnosis of median rhomboid glossitis? If not, it should be looked at by your dentist for other possibilities. If it has been definitely diagnosed, there is no need for concern as this does not neet treatment. However, if there is burning, you might benefit from an antifungal medication. See your oral surgeon for advice. ...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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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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