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    What is geographical tongue?

Posted on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: What exactly is geographical tongue? My mom told me its something ive had it since i was a little girl and that doctors never worried about it.
Answered by Dr. Vidya KR 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
harmless condition

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I went through your query and understood your concerns.

Geographic tongue is a harmless condition affecting the surface of your tongue, because of missing papillae over tongue. it can appear at any age, not to worry. Maintain good oral hygiene and zinc supplements do help.

Hope i answered your query. Feel free to ask further related query.


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