What is Geographic Tongue?
Geographic tongue is a condition in which a map-like pattern is formed on the person’s tongue. In this condition, the tongue becomes swollen. Geographic tongue causes difficulty in eating or swallowing but does not cause any health problems. Yes, in this situation one may have difficulty eating spices, salt, and even sweets. In this, small pink lesions and white bulges on the surface of the tongue become spots. Some people may feel a burning sensation on the tongue or a blister on the tongue. Geographic tongue is also known as ‘benign migratory glitis’.
Reasons for Geographic Tongue:
This problem is mainly found in patients with diabetes.
People who have an allergy problem have a geographic tongue problem.
Those who are deficient in Vitamin B may have swelling and other symptoms on their tongue. In such a situation, experts believe that these people are also at risk of geographic tongue.
Women who use birth control pills have a geographic tongue problem.
People with psoriasis have a higher risk of developing a geographic tongue problem.
The problem of geographic tongue is also genetic.
Symptoms of Geographic Tongue:
A person may experience sensitivity to many things such as cigarette smoke, toothpaste, mouthwash, sweets, sugar, hot or spicy foods, acidic foods, etc.
A burning sensation occurs in the tongue.
Mouth and tongue rashes may appear
Rashes or wounds may heal from one part of the tongue and extend to the other. This condition on one side of the tongue can last from a few days to a week.
Mouth sores are red or white.
There are complaints of tongue pain.
Map-shaped lesions are formed.
Swelling comes on the tongue.
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