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What could possibly cause geographic tongue?

After feeling unwell and constantly tired i went to see my doctor she sent me for blood tests it came back i had a virus she put this down to glandular fever since then i have also been suffering with bouts of geographic tongue. I'm worried it could infact be HIV and not glandular fever Please help me Thanks
Fri, 10 Jul 2015
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I have gone through your query and can very well understand your health concerns..

As per your complain Geographic tongue is a condition in which there are bald patches on the tongue due to loss of tongue papillae that contains taste buds..
The exact cause of this condition is unknown but it cannot be associated directly with HIV as HIV causes fever or Geographic tongue and not any other cause is not in medical evidence..

GLANDULAR FEVER is caused by a virus known as Epstein Barr Virus and it has no treatment as the disease runs its course and get resolved, and the treatment is symptomatic like taking Tylenol or Ibuprofen for fever and pain, Plenty of fluids and sufficient rest..

For Geographic tongue you can take Painkillers i n case of pain , anti-inflammatory Medication as well as topical steroids application, anaesthetic mouth washes and also Zinc supplements..

You need not to worry and follow the medications if required or you can consult a dentist for further evaluations..

Hope this information helps and thanks for writing to Healthcare Magic..

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