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Geographic Tongue

Overview

Geographic condition is begnin oral condition which causes map like appearance on tongue. This condition affects 3% of general population. Females are affectes ar twice as males.


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Causes

The specific cause is unknown but it is believed to be associated with Vitamin B deficiency. Also increase in cases is also seen in patients with psoriasis and fissured tongue.


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Signs & Symptoms
  • Soreness or burning sensation
  • Increase in sensitivity to spicy and hot food
  • Map like patches on tongue
  • Bright red patches on allover the tongue
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Prevention

Avoid hot and spicy food items which causes irritation to tongue


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Treatments
Conservative Treatment Modern Medicine

Usually no treatment is required but in case of pain and discomfort anti inflammatory drugs, mouth rinses, topical corticosteroid are adviced by doctors

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