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How long does Geographic Tongue typically last? Does it usually eventually go away? Or is it lifelong? If so, does it come and go? or is it usually persistent?
So I cut the soy out of my diet just as a trial. My geographic tongue remained gone...but I was still taking the zinc supplement. Then I cut out my zinc supplement....Lo and behold my geographic tongue still remained gone. It's been gone now for months and months, no supplementation with zinc and no soy. Go figure!
How long does Geographic Tongue last? What causes it? and is it something you will typically have for the rest of your life once diagnosed with it?
How long does Geographic Tongue typically last? Does it usually eventually go away? Or is it lifelong? If so, does it come and go? or is it usually persistent?
Typically does Geographic Tongue eventually go away or do you have this the rest of your life?
Does anyone know anything about geographic tongue and/or denuded patches on the tongue. I have shown it to 2 doctors (neither are specifically oral surgeons); neither thought much of it (nor any of my 'symptoms'). It's not thrush. It seems like it flares up and then by the time I get to the doc (several days later) it's just a 'minor tongue irritation' (one said people lose papillae all the time). There aren't really the characteristics thick, raised white borders. Does this mean it's not geo.
I went to the doctor and he seemed more interested in explaining why it was called geographic tongue - because the patches look like countries. I guess I should have smiled and said look there's France and maybe if I come back next week we'll discover America but I was remotely annoyed that after the geography lesson all he said was that it was autoimmune and there was nothing that could be done about it.
I exposed myself a month ago (performed fellatio) and within like.. a day or two I noticed I had developed "geographic tongue". Would that be a symptom of HIV infection so close to exposure? I still have it (along with a lump in my throat that won't seem to go away).
To give you a little background I am a 25 yr old guy and since about last november I have had something my dentist calls geographic tongue which is where the taste buds go away and it has a little white line around it usually on the edges of my tongue and I just thought it was strange that out of the blue all of a sudden this appeared.
for many years now, it only developes on the side and frotnal part of my tongue, not in the back side. Does this resemble a geographic tongue or oral thrush? Can oral thrush resolve on its won without medications?
How long does Geographic Tongue typically last in terms of months/years? Is it something that eventually goes away or will this likely recur your whole life?
It's been a number of years since I was diagnosed with geographic tongue. I came onto the forums for another question about exercising, since I've pretty much learned to live with my tongue now, but I thought it couldn't hurt to ask. I know medicine is evolving everyday and although geographic tongue isn't lethal I was hoping there might be some treatment now? The technical name is benign migratory glossitis.
Wow this is a great discussion about Geographic tongue. I have posted on my profile some pictures of how my tongue looks, is this consistent with what you guys are experiencing with Geographic Tongue ? My dentist says this is what I have but its just so strange to have started out of the blue at 31 . Feel free to post or private messag me thanks !
jamo, Its not well understood what causes benign migratory glossitis (a genetic component has been identified, geographic tongue tends to cluster in families and it has been linked to psoriasis, zinc deficiency, viral transmission, allergic reactions/autoimune conditons).
I've had geographic tongue for about 12 years now, with the near-constant presence of lesions of varying size- until recently. A few months back, I noticed that the symptoms were improving somewhat when I used "Advanced Listerine with Tartar Protection" instead of regular Listerine or other mouthwashes. Seizing this opportunity, I started brushing three times per day (vigorously cleaning my tongue each time) and, of course, gargling with the mouthwash afterwards.
This may be a condition called geographic tongue (because the tongue looks like a map) where the tiny bumps on the tongue called papillae fall off. The papillae are able to grow back though. :) The appearance of geographic tongue usually appears as depressed, smooth (sometimes rough or crater like) patches on the tongue.
About 1 month ago I decided to switch my toothpaste (Colgate Total) to a more natural one as I suspected that my geographic tongue could perhaps be an allergy to something my mouth comes into contact with everyday without fail (toothpaste of course). The toothpaste I started using is called Denblan. It's been 1 month now and I am thrilled about the fact that I no longer have Geographic Tongue. No need to apply honey anymore and I can eat and drink what I want without worrying about my tongue.
Hello, The cause of geographic tongue is unknown but it tends to run in families and is associated with several different genes. It is more commonly found in people who have allergies, eczema, and asthma. Some think that it may be linked to stress or diets high in sugar or processed foods, ethnicity and gender. But the specific cause is unknown. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
The couging has subsided, but there's still phelm in my throat. Yesterday I noticed that my tongue was coated in an yellowy/orange color!! I scraped it, and brushed it, but to no avail. Is this a common ailment? Anybody??? Thanks.
very frequently. They do say acid causes tongue fissures and geographic lesions. Do you still have tongue pain?
I can't rule out cancer but I would try the antifungal medication first. It is possible that its geographic tongue but most people who have geographic tongue notice their white/red pattern changes frequently. Have you noticed that or has it started to change recently only? The only way to completely rule out cancer is to have a biopsy performed and looked under a microscope. But if your dentist has ruled it out clinically, I would keep an eye on it and try the anti-fungals.
Hi, I performed an unprotected cunnilingus on an escort girl 3 weeks ago (protected fellatio and protected intercourse) My tongue hurt a few hours later, then had a sore throat and ended with geographic tongue now (two painless round spots on my tongue, they were gone 2 days ago and I have a new one today) Can this be an STD (HIV/Syphilis)? I softly brushed my teeth 3 hours before the incounter and only drunk water. 3 days after the incounter, my spit smelled like vagina.
Thank you for visiting the Family Practice Forum. Geographic Tongue may bleed on occasion. Geographic tongue is a relatively common tongue problem that normally responds to topical steroids. We do not know the cause of geographic tongue and treatment does not permanently cure it. It does however, provide significant improvement of symptoms. The safest treatment is topical Lidex gel applied about 4 times daily, just after meals and at bedtime.
but numbness on the tip of my tongue, swollen (grooved) tongue edges, and enlarged red papuliae on the tip of the tongue are a constant. Lately, in the last 3 weeks, I also began getting blood blisters/purpura on the inside of my cheeks, i.e., on my buccal mucosa, and occasionally on my upper and lower lip. My complete blood count was thrown off, but seems to be improving. Right now everything is within normal range except my lymphocytes (my lymphocytes are currently @ 1.3 ... normal is 1.
Geographic tongue has been linked with various conditions including vitamin B deficiencies, zinc deficiency, anaemia, psoriasis or other skin disorders, allergies or autoimmune disorders, diabetes, stress, birth control pills, hormonal changes. Most thyroid conditions in developed countries are autoimmune - Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Graves' disease. Thyroid antibodies are recommended when thyroid disease is suspected. What other symptoms do you have?
It sounds as though you are describing geographic tongue, an interesting but unimportant condition. The affected tongue develops patches which change from day to day. if you have a good imagination, you can think they look like maps. Cause: unknown. treamtnet: irrelevant. I think your pediatrician's right. Best. Dr.
A few months into the panic and testing, my noticed that my tongue suddenly presented with benign migratory glossitis(diagnosed by an ENT and Oral Surgeon), aka geographic tongue. This drove me nuts thinking I had thrush and further convinced me of HIV. The cough persisted and I started to get an on/off sore throat along with some aches in my neck.
) Geographic tongue has been linked to vitamin B deficiencies, zinc deficiency, anaemia, psoriasis or other skin disorders, allergies, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, stress, birth control pills, hormonal changes.
I am not only talking about the white coated tongue (which covers ALL the surface of the tongue). I am also talking about the irritated tastebuds and tongue soreness I have. Not to mention the foamy saliva ans swollen tongue. I NEVER had any health concern before in my life before this incident. The amount of doctors I have visited in the last 2 years is larger than those I have seen during all my life. And so far, none of them is able to help with my problems.
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