Suggest treatment for geographic tongue

Posted on Fri, 5 Aug 2016 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: i was daignosed with geographic tongue...tongue has ulcers...what is the cause and how do i treat it?
Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Need more details.

Detailed Answer:

As per your complain Geographic tongue is a condition in which there is loss of tongue papillae and it gives smooth appearance to the tongue..

The smooth areas keep changing places..
It is most commonly genetic in origin..

On the other hand ulcers can be due to causes like Nutritional Deficiencies causing Canker Sores, Viral infection causing Herpes etc..

Please answer the following questions so that I can guide you better..

1.Is the Geographic tongue and ulcers stated at the same time?
2.Since how long are both conditions present?
3.Do you have any medical problems?
4.Do you have any known allergies?
5.Are you on any Medication?
6.Do you have dryness in mouth and is the tongue sore and painful?

Please revert back with answers..

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Honey Arora 57 minutes later
The skin starts peeling...starts as a little spot and gets bigger until the one side is peeled then stops and starts over,no allergies,no meds,healthy I think,sometimes a little sore but not bad...trying to send a pic not working

Been happening for a few months what do I do
Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
No specific treatment available,take supportive treatment..

Detailed Answer:

As per your answers Geographic tongue is a harmless condition and will not cause any fatal problem..
It does not have any specific treatment and you can take supportive treatment for relief..
You can start gargling with numbing mouthwash containing Lignocaine for relief from soreness and pain..
You can also do warm saline gargles..
Suck ice pops..
Avoid spicy and hard foods..

Any further queries are welcome..

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Priyanka G Raj
Follow up: Dr. Honey Arora 8 hours later
Based on my discription do you agree with diagnosis
Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
Looks alike..

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back..

As per your description it looks like Geographic tongue but for a better evaluation you can send me Images of your tongue..

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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