What Causes Geographic Tongue?
The white veins appear to be geographic tongue in images I am looking at. So his ear and tongue may be unrelated.
Yes, both are unrelated...
Geographic tongue is seen in vitamin deficiency individuals, it's totally harmless.
Secondly, both geographic tongue and the ear are un-related.
But, during the episodes of mouth breathing, the tongue will get dried up and thus inflammation sets in over the denuded mucosa causing pain.
Adequate rehydration and consuming plenty of vitamins can help in solving this problem to a certain extent.
Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon