Friday, July 6, 2012

Geographic tongue

So you look into the mirror at your tongue,
(or you are looking at the tongue of your child)
and you notice that it seems to look patchy.
Some parts are a certain color and others are another color.

What is wrong with you????

What is going on is called Geographic tongue. 

No no no..... that's not what I am talking about.

Yes, that's what I am talking about.
Not nearly as pretty as the 50 states but it more realistic.
It is really nothing to worry about.
It will come and go. It will move around.
That patches will get more and less intense.
When things flare up your tongue may be more sensitive
to acidic foods (tomatoes, lemons, etc.)

There are no known treatments but people say that several things 
have helped them in the past. 
People note that sucking on mint leaves, steroids, and 
antihistamines have all helped to alleviate flareups.

Take home here is that there is not much to be concerned about
death is not nearing (at least from your tongue).

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