Geographic tongue

What is Geographic tongue?

It is an inflammatory condition of the mucous membrane of the tongue, usually on the dorsal surface. It is characterized by areas of smooth, red depapillation (loss of lingual papillae) which migrate over time.

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Can geographic tongue effect my sons speech development? I have been worried about my 4 almost 5 years olds speech for some time now. I have...

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Hi,

The geographic tongue is a usual finding in children.
It is not a disease in itself.
Also it is not related to the speech development in any...

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I have been diagnosed with geographic tongue some years ago. This condition is suppose to be painless more or less....
However, I have been...

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Geographic tongue though it appears alarming and a concern for the patient and relatives, is apparently a...

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29 year old male here that about 4 years ago started having something called geographic Tongue and my tongue since has tasted somewhat metallic at...

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Hello,

Thanks for query,

Geographic tongue is not associated with HIV infection.

It develops because of ill health or decreased vitamin intake or...

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Doctor: Aside from the symptoms of acid reflux I have a very damaged tong. It started as a biter taste, but has continued with burning pain and...

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I have bumps on and under my tongue

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