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If you develop geographic tongue, will it always be present with your tongue having patches for the rest of your life?

Geographic tongue: Since we don't know the exact cause of geographic tongue, it may be with you for quite some time. The patches will change in shape, size, and location over time. ...Read more

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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


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Dry tongue white patches and raised bumps on back of tongue is it hiv?

Dry tongue white patches  and raised bumps on back of tongue is it hiv?

HIV: This is not indicative of HIV but needs to be checked by a physician. It may be simple thrush but please get it checked ...Read more

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Tongue tropical uncer painful white blister in ack side of tongue white patches on cheek .what i should do?

Tongue tropical uncer painful white blister in ack side of tongue white patches on cheek  .what i should do?

Tongue: could be from dental trauma. Start with salt water gargles but if its been going on for more than a few days you should have it checked out by an ENT. You may also need to see a dentist to look at your bite as and teeth as well ...Read more

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I have yellow-green coating on my tongue, red patches, and my breath smells like a tonsilith (which I do not have at the moment). ?

I have yellow-green coating on my tongue, red patches, and my breath smells like a tonsilith (which I do not have at the moment). ?

Your symptoms: Your symptoms require a one on one medical and dental history and personal clinical examination to diagnose and treat. See either your General Dentist or Primary Care Physician depending upon your best guess as to whether it is dental or medical in origin. ...Read more

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Can a white painless tongue without any patches mean I have dehydration?

Can a white painless tongue without any patches mean I have dehydration?

Maybe/maybe not: White coated tongue is a very non-specific finding. There are more specific physical findings suggestive of dehydration, e.g., weight loss of more than 3%, infrequent urination, dry lips with sticky saliva, etc. ...Read more

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What does white creamy looking discharge from the vergina means & when your tongue has white patches on it ?

What does white creamy  looking discharge from the vergina means & when your tongue  has white patches on it ?

Yeast infection: It sounds like you recently finished antibiotics. Often with a yeast infection, the tongue has white patches on it. This should wipe off and leave a red patch underneath. If you have both oral and vaginal symptoms an oral anti fungal should be uses. The topical medication would only treat the tongue. See your physician. Using probiotics with antibiotic use can help prevent the yeast infection. ...Read more

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I have white patches on tongue with bumps in back of tongue the whit patches go to a v on side of tongue is it hiv?

I have white patches on tongue with bumps in back of tongue the whit patches go to a v on side of tongue is it hiv?

Taste buds: Nope. Those are taste buds. And maybe a bit if a dry tongue. You are not in any way describing an HIV infection. ...Read more

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What are some causes of sore tongue with white patches?

What are some causes of sore tongue with white patches?

White: Anything white, on tissue that should be pink, should be investigated. Could be thrush, lichen planus, candida, albicans, bacterial infection, herpes, leukoplakia, cancer, traumatic ulceration, or many other things. See dentist for differential diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Burning tongue with red patches and deep fissure down the middle. Burn has gone on for 9 weeks?

Burning tongue with red patches and deep fissure down the middle.  Burn has gone on for 9 weeks?

Burning Tongue Syndr: BMS is a chronic orofacial pain disorder that is defined by the International Association Study of Pain as "a burning pain in the tongue or other mucous membranes." Despite continuing research, there is no consensus on cause, pathogenesis, or even the definition of BMS. see Orofacial Pain specialist for pain management. They are the experts in BMS. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: white patches on tongue?

What is the definition or description of: white patches on tongue?

Leukoplakia: Leukoplakia describes a white patch, however it is not a diagnosis. Often the white patch is a fungal infection. See your physician or dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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Enlarged taste buds with white patches on tongue. What are some possibilities as to what may have caused this?

White patches: This could be any number of things, both normal and abnormal. An accurate answer and diagnosis requires additional information and a thorough clinical and visual examination. Any lesion in your mouth that does not resolve within 7-10 days needs to be examined. Call your dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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Smooth, pale patches on tongue. What could this be?

Smooth, pale patches on tongue. What could this be?

Geographic tongue: This condition manifests itself in a percentage of the population. It is usually not painful and is so named because it changes and looks similar to a map. If painful, see a dentist as it could be a vitamin deficiency. ...Read more

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My Daughter is experiencing tongue problems (quality: white patches, black hairy) ?

My Daughter is experiencing  tongue problems (quality: white patches, black hairy)  ?

Thrush : Is common as a cause however a variety of possibilities. See www.dermnet.nz and search tongue conditions for more pictures and info. As dr afraz says an examination by a doctor is a good starting point for making a diagnosis ...Read more

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Can fatty liver cause white patches on tongue? Pls help. I am diagnoised by fatty liver 4 months after delivery.i have white round patches on tongue.

Yes: Yes, the tongue can be involved. http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4565213_liver-disease-affect-body.html See an oral surgeon or ENT doc to make sure that nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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I am suffering from chronic tongue pain and ref patches white patches small blisters for threr yrs is thid pre cancerous?

I am suffering from chronic tongue pain and ref patches white patches small blisters for threr yrs is thid pre cancerous?

Pemphigus vulgaris: Is an autoimmune disease. Women are more prevalent and the disease is usually diagnosed between the ages of 50-70 years, often with oral blisters as the first sign. The blisters typically are painful. There is no cure, but pemphigus is treated with heavy doses of corticosteroids and azathioprine. Many patients with pv are able to have long periods of remission. It is not a cancerous disease. ...Read more

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I have enlarged taste buds on the back of my tongue, they are painful, it almost feels like dry, cracked skin. My tongue has odd white patches, why?

I have enlarged taste buds on the back of my tongue, they are painful, it almost feels like dry, cracked skin. My tongue has odd white patches, why?

See a dentist: Wait a few days and see if your condition improves. Maybe you burned your tongue. If your tongue does not feel better or look better in a few days see a dentist. ...Read more