What causes purplish discoloration of tongue?

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Posted on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: What can cause your tongue to look purplish as if you had drank red wine even though you have not
had any red wine? Also it can be almost all removed by brushing it.
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Vitamin deficiency

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Discoloration of tongue happens in vitamin deficiency.
You need to take a course of vitamin B complex for a month.
This should help you.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
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