What causes geographic tongue?

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Posted on Tue, 13 Dec 2016 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I have been experiencing the surface of my tongue cracking with deep painful fissures near thr distal third.
Sometimes the surface appears white & chalky . Could this be an indication of anything?
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Not a cause for concern

Detailed Answer:
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Geographic tongue, also known as benign migratory glossitis (BMG). This harmless condition is not indicative of something serious and often shows up along with fissured tongue. It may cause no symptoms other than sensitivity to hot and spicy foods.

However, you may like to go through:
http://www.healcure.org/tongue/cracked-tongue/cracked-tongue-causes-symptoms-pictures-painful-treatment-tongue-cracks/

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