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Suggest treatment for split on the tongue

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Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015
Question: Hello my tongue is starting to split and I was trying to see what I can do to get this taken care of
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
fissured tongue, nutritional deficiency, tongue brushing

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query. I have gone through the images which you have uploaded.

As per the images you have uploaded, it is clear that you have a fissured tongue and a coated tongue.

The grooves or fissures over the tongue can be because of the nutritional deficiency. A genetic cause may be possible if you had this problem since long time (probably from birth). The coated tongue also indicates improper tongue hygiene maintenance.

That being said, at this point of time, we need not panic. However it might result in halitosis or fungal infection if you don't maintain the tongue hygiene. Therefore soon after eating anything rinse your mouth thoroughly and do tongue brushing twice daily. You can use mouth wash also.

I hope I have answered your query. If any queries are there reply me back. Take care.
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Brief Answer: fissured tongue, nutritional deficiency, tongue brushing Detailed Answer: Thanks for your query. I have gone through the images which you have uploaded. As per the images you have uploaded, it is clear that you have a fissured tongue and a coated tongue. The grooves or fissures over the tongue can be because of the nutritional deficiency. A genetic cause may be possible if you had this problem since long time (probably from birth). The coated tongue also indicates improper tongue hygiene maintenance. That being said, at this point of time, we need not panic. However it might result in halitosis or fungal infection if you don't maintain the tongue hygiene. Therefore soon after eating anything rinse your mouth thoroughly and do tongue brushing twice daily. You can use mouth wash also. I hope I have answered your query. If any queries are there reply me back. Take care.