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Suggest treatment for fissured tongue

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Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015
Question: hello after about a week my tongue started changing and I wanted to find out why and how can I stop it from happening and splitting
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (15 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Fissured Tongue

Detailed Answer:
Hello again,

Based on the image provided, the diagnosis is a fissured tongue. In my clinical setup whenever I encounter such tongue abnormalities, I try to correct any underlying nutritional deficiencies by prescribing B complex vitamins , folic acid and iron supplements. Oral nystatin drops and metronidazole/ doxycycline can be prescribed prophylactically against fungal and anaerobic infection. Adequate oral hygiene should also be maintained by regularly using mouthwash and brushing your tongue with a tooth paste like hi salz or lasogen.

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Dr. M.S. Khalil
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Brief Answer: Fissured Tongue Detailed Answer: Hello again, Based on the image provided, the diagnosis is a fissured tongue. In my clinical setup whenever I encounter such tongue abnormalities, I try to correct any underlying nutritional deficiencies by prescribing B complex vitamins , folic acid and iron supplements. Oral nystatin drops and metronidazole/ doxycycline can be prescribed prophylactically against fungal and anaerobic infection. Adequate oral hygiene should also be maintained by regularly using mouthwash and brushing your tongue with a tooth paste like hi salz or lasogen. Thanks. Dr. M.S. Khalil