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What could cause a red, blotchy tongue?

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Dr. David Kam
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Geographic tongue

It can be from chronic inflammation or genetic in origin.
See an ENT doctor if symptomatic.

In brief: Geographic tongue

It can be from chronic inflammation or genetic in origin.
See an ENT doctor if symptomatic.
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Reflux

One cause could be reflux with stomach acid reaching the mouth at night while lying down.
This can result in a sore tongue , damage to the teeth, and possible damage to the larynx.A definitive diagnosis ma require a test with a GI doctor.

In brief: Reflux

One cause could be reflux with stomach acid reaching the mouth at night while lying down.
This can result in a sore tongue , damage to the teeth, and possible damage to the larynx.A definitive diagnosis ma require a test with a GI doctor.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Kenny Chuu
Internal Medicine

In brief: VisualDX

Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist.
The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck!

In brief: VisualDX

Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist.
The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck!
Dr. Kenny Chuu
Dr. Kenny Chuu
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Dr. Jeff Malyon
Dentistry

In brief: Many possibilities

Your tongue can be irritated or change color for many reasons.
Ingredients from mouthwashes and toothpastes can cause problems, as can certain foods. Infections and diseases may cause changes in the appearance of the tongue also. If the coloration lasts for more than a few days, go see your dentist or health care provider.

In brief: Many possibilities

Your tongue can be irritated or change color for many reasons.
Ingredients from mouthwashes and toothpastes can cause problems, as can certain foods. Infections and diseases may cause changes in the appearance of the tongue also. If the coloration lasts for more than a few days, go see your dentist or health care provider.
Dr. Jeff Malyon
Dr. Jeff Malyon
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