Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What is wrong with my tongue?!

It's called geographic tongue.

Geographic tongue is a condition where the tissue of the tongue will vary in
appearance from one section of the tongue to another.

The location, size, color and duration of the variations is different from person to person
and can even change within the same person over time.
There is no real threat with geographic tongue. Most people with geographic
tongue don't even know they have it. All they know is that they have always
had this funnysection of their tongue that changes texture and color from time to time.
The only main side effect coincidental with geographic tongue is a heightened
sensitivity to spicy foods form time to time. These episodes will occur as
the spots of the geographic tongue go through their phase of appearing and
then disappearing.

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