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Discoloured patches on tongue - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have noticed a bald spot on my tongue over the weekend. After doing some searching online, it seems I may have "geographic tongue". I'm not to sure what I did for this to happen, but what can I do to resolve this issue and is this a serious condition?
Doctor :   HI,
User :   Hello
Doctor :   IS the area discolored when compared to the surroundings?
User :   slight discolor, more like a little red and pink
Doctor :   Do you have numbness or pain over the affected area ?
User :   not really just a little discomfort
Doctor :   Ok, i would advice you to take Multivitamin supplements for 2 weeks to one month for the same
Doctor :   as the commonest cause is deficiency of the vitamins
User :   what are some things that could have happened for my tongue to all of a sudden react like this?
Doctor :   Allergy or a minor trauma ( scratch ) could trigger such an lesion
User :   is it safe to assume that this is not a serious medcial condition? Recently I just a received an Anthrax vaccine, and my arm started to swell, itching, and giving off massive heat. Could that have been what caused this?
Doctor :   is allergy is the trigger yes, the vaccine could have caused it , do not worry its reversible and not serious
Doctor :   and its when you get pain or burning sensation over the lesion , you have to visit a specialist
User :   That's great news to hear!! No pain or burning sensation yet, so taking multivitamins supplements should resolve this issue?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   Dr you have been a great help with situation and giving me a better understanding of how this could have happen and the actions I need to take to thing back on track....Thank you very very much!!!
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Kindly provide your feedback
User :   no no thank you! :-) How do I go about providing feedback?
Doctor :   you will be shown a window after closing this chat
User :   Will do...take care and once again thank you for expert medical advice!
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