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Geographic tongue. Painful, u-shaped tongue, difficulty eating

hello doctors. i m kavi from myanmar. i have a geographic tongue disease. i m carrying this disease since 9 years back. The layers of my tongue comes out from tip to the root and vice versa in a slow process. this process is a unbearable pain that i have to suffer. My tongue has a u shape deep cut n eating has become a troublesome to me. please help me out.
Asked On : Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.

Geographic tongue typically doesn't require any medical treatment,sometimes cause tongue discomfort, it's otherwise a harmless condition.

Your doctor may prescribe medications to manage discomfort or sensitivity:
Over-the-counter pain relievers
Mouth rinses with an anesthetic
Antihistamine mouth rinses
Corticosteroid ointments or rinses

Wishing you good health.
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Dentist Dr. Khushboo Bhatia's  Response
No treatment is usually necessary for benign migratory glossitis/geographic tongue. Symptomatic lesions can be treated with topical prednisolone and topical or systemic antifungal medication can be tried if secondary candidiasis is suspected.
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