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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Is geographical tongue related to usage of inhalers?

my husband has geograhical tongue from past 10 years . he has been taking inhaler from almost last 15 yrs. Is the GR problem due to that? His stomach also remains upset and he doesn't enjoy vegetarian food much and finds no taste in it. Keeps demanding spicy food-what is your advice?
Thu, 15 May 2014
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General Surgeon 's  Response
The geographical tongue has no specific causative factors and many times no treatment is needed.

He needs the treatment of stomach upsets in the form of an antibiotic, metronidazole and probiotics for a course of minimum 5 days.
This may help.

Spicy food should be reduced only if he has a direct relation with the stomach issue , otherwise there is no reason to stop this.

Ask him to take Anti-oxidants (multi-vitamins) for a long time.
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