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My tongue looks white & goes red on front & it hurts why is it doing this & what could it be?

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Dr. Joe Armel
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Blotchy tongue

A white blotchy tongue with spots of red indicate a condition called geographic tongue.
The red spots are tender most likely because they don't have a thick enough protective layer of epithelium / & taste buds. Hot, spicy foods will often be uncomfortable. To get confirmation on this, see your dentist and discuss possible remedies?

In brief: Blotchy tongue

A white blotchy tongue with spots of red indicate a condition called geographic tongue.
The red spots are tender most likely because they don't have a thick enough protective layer of epithelium / & taste buds. Hot, spicy foods will often be uncomfortable. To get confirmation on this, see your dentist and discuss possible remedies?
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