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Remedies For Tongue Fissures
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
What can I do for painful tongue fissures? I have an appt on the 25th, but until then I would like to eat. Right now eating makes my tongue burn badly
Hi, I've got a fissured tongue & I'm 16 yo, the cracks are really embarassing. Is there any esthetical treatment? Cause I really want it fixed. Thanks
White lesions on the side and front of the tongue with fissures and redness it's more visible in the morning and upper quadrant abdominal pain?
Fissured tongue: This is usually a variation of normal and requires no treatment other than extra care to keep it clean with a tongue scraper or a tooth brush used on a daily basis. If you have any other problems or questions, you should see an oral surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more
My tongue has a white film on it and has big fissures. It also has painful canker sores on it. This has been going on for over a month.
Sides of tongue are red, have fissures, sore. The sides look cleared of tastebuds with the exception of enlarged papillae. Under tongue feels dry?
Nonspecific: Non-specific symptoms. Try warm salt water rinses. If symptoms persist, see ENT doc or oral surgeon for exam. ...Read more
Uncommon: Oral manifestations of Crohn's disease are less common than intestinal manifestations. However anywhere in the lips, mouth, tongue, or back of the throat can be affected. If you truly have oral manifestations of Crohn's I would make certain you are on strong enough medication for your disease. Some of the oral manifestations can cause serious infections or even disfigurement. ...Read more
Fissured Tongue: I have never heard of any method to improve or reduce the appearance of a fissured tongue. I am assuming there are no medical or systemic complicating factors. Keep your mouth clean and consider using both antimicrobial rinses and a tongue brush or scraper to keep your tongue clean to prevent an bacterial or fungal overgrowths. ...Read more
Fissured tongue: Most patients with fissured tongue have no significant symptoms and the fissures are mostly cosmetic. There are a couple of syndromes where fissures are common, such as Down's syndrome and Melkerson-Rosenthall syndrome. If this is the case, the best form of treatment is usually to regularly brush the tongue to removed debris and avoid irritation. If you are having symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
No: Fissured tongue is considered a benign condition but it does bother people esthetically. A definitive etiology is unknown. As a dentist, we try to educate patients with this condition on how to clean the tongue with scrapers and mouthwash. You can use a spoon in the meantime to scrape and cleanse the tongue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They don't move: Fissured tongue (also known as 'scrotal tongue, ' 'lingua plicata, ' 'plicated tongue, ' and 'furrowed tongue' is a benign condition characterized by deep grooves (fissures) in the dorsum of the tongue. Although these grooves may look unsettling, the condition is usually painless. Some individuals may complain of an associated burning sensation however it is benign. ...Read more
I have had Crohn's disease for a few years but have recently developed a fissured tongue. It is really painful. Is this because of the crohn's?
Maybe: Crohn's disease can involve the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus. In the mouth, it can cause ulcers, fissures, plaques, erythema and other lesions. In addition, malnutrition or deficiency of micronutrients (minerals, vitamins, etc) can cause lesions in the mouth (fissures, inflammation, etc). Both these conditions should be evaluated by your MD. ...Read more
Can we differentiate with pictures and explanation between fissured and pathological tongue disease? I am worry and not sure what I have.
Yes and no: Fissured tongue really isn't a disease. It's just a characteristic that some people have. For an example, I've included a photo of fissured tongue. There are differing degrees as well, some more or less pronounced. If there is a concern that you have some sort of pathology, see a dentist for a professional opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A section on the front/tip of my tongue is rough and I am able to move my tastebuds downward. Also, there is a little cut/not exactly fissured. Norml?
Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure ...Read more