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What is blue tongue disease?

What is blue tongue disease?

Possible condition: Oral literature doesn't describe a condition with such name. Nevertheless, the tongue can show bluish or reddish in different types of diseases. In an adult like you, it could be inflammation of the blood vessels on ventral area of tongue (varicosities) due to lose of elasticity of blood vessels, showing blue through the mucosa due to venous blood irrigation. ...Read more

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What's strawberry tongue disease ?

What's strawberry tongue disease ?

Not a disease: It is not a disease but rather a symptom of something else going on. It is commonly seen in scarlet fever, vitamin deficiencies, kawasaki syndrome and toxic shock syndrome. ...Read more

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Why can smoking cause tongue disease?

Why can smoking cause tongue disease?

It's a poison: The chemicals in cigarette smoke cause alterations in cellular dna and can eventually lead to cancer. ...Read more

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Can we differentiate with pictures and explanation between fissured and pathological tongue disease? I am worry and not sure what I have.

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 isnt 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 more

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If you have no tongue disease, and no allergies at all. Then its not possible to get a swollen tongue? Afraid it will swell, and that i die. Anxiety?

If you have no tongue disease, and no allergies at all. Then its not possible to get a swollen tongue? Afraid it will swell, and that i die. Anxiety?

Illness Anxiety D/O: It sounds like you could be dealing with Hypochondriasis, which is now termed "Illness Anxiety Disorder" in the new DSM V. Anxiety focuses on fears of having or acquiring a serious illness, although symptoms may not be present or are mild in intensity. There is high anxiety about health, and preoccupation with the risk of developing a condition is disproportionate to actual risk. ...Read more

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What disease make tongue taste bitter?

What disease make tongue taste bitter?

Several causes: Vitamin and mineral deficiencies, metabolic diseases, hormonal and some medications can cause this. See your doctor for an evaluation and answer to your question. ...Read more

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The underside of my tongue is a sickly white color. Assuming something related to diet rather than disease.

The underside of my tongue is a sickly white color. Assuming something related to diet rather than disease.

It is normal: There is nothing for you to worry about. This is normal anatomical structure. This is due to differences in the vascular anatomical structure. If concerned, see your dentist for confirmation. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what "trauma" means? Is trauma a disease? And why does this have anything to do with the tongue? :) thank you very much.

Can anyone tell me what "trauma" means? 
Is trauma a disease? And why does this have anything to do with the tongue? :) 
thank you very much.

=Injury: Trauma means injury. It can be emotional or in this case physical. Trauma to the tongue could be from accidentally biting it, having it irritated from a sharp or broken tooth, or perhaps even from a habit of running your tongue over your teeth repeatedly. Other examples are chemical burns or burns from hot food or remember that movie when that kid got his tongue stuck on a frozen pole outside? ...Read more

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