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What is the treatment for geographic tongue?

Hi , I m a mother to a recently turned 4 year old boy . He s very active ,very advanced for his age everything . When he was about 1 1/2 he was diagnosed with Geographic tongue. His pediatrician advised me to stay away from citrus foods and drinks and we have . Later I ve notice that he has been telling me his mouth tends to get hot I could not pin point why checked to see if he had a fever each time no fever puzzling he also has a really hard time speaking, so I started to do more research because his pediatrician basically told me he had geographic tongue and left it at that with no more information on it. I m very concerned because my son isn t talking well at all and he complains of hot mouth and his tongue doesn t ever really seem to clear up. Is this something I should be worried about ? Also my son has a very selected amount of food he will eat and he will not try anything new. Does this have anything to do with his condition? In desperate need of answers. Also should I find him a new pediatrician that would provide me with more information
Tue, 26 Aug 2014
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geographical tongue is normal variant. it is not a cause of concern although there may be some problem with spicy foods.
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