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Cracks on tongue, avoid acidic food due to irritation, white sores on upper lips,cheeks and gums. How can the cracks be close?

i am a 29 year old female who has lots of cracks on my tongue , esp the sides which are extremely unsightly. i would like to have the sides of my tongue appear normal looking because it is very shameful to have this condition. I would like to know how i can help with the closing of the cracks of my tongue. I have suffered from this all of my life. I know that acidic foods will irritate my mouth so i try to avoid them as much as possible. I do get white sores that resemble ringworms on my tongue also but they also develop all over my mouth such as my inner and upper lip , inside of my cheeks, and on my gums. They seem to change locations daily which is quite frankly annoying. I also have a 9 year old son who I noticed has the same conditon as i do. I would like to help my son by not letting his tongue look like mine.
Asked On : Sun, 1 Jul 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM forum,
i would like to inform you that it is condition which has a hereditary as well as dietary cause, you have not mentioned anything about your medical history, i assume its fine,
i would suggest you to visit your dentist and get the oral cavity checked thoroughly,
there is a treatment for this problem.
your dentist will prescribe you oral as well as topical medication which will close the cracks over your tongue as well as treat the burning sensation associated with it.
also keep a few points in mind;
do not smoke,
do not consume alcohol,
drink lots of water,
avoid spicy food .
i wish you good health.
Answered: Mon, 23 Jul 2012
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