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Geographic Tongue

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 22, 2009
  • 05:44 PM

I was wondering if there was anyone else who was experiencing Geographic Tongue. Any suggestions to relieve the symptoms? My mum has been diagnosed with it and lives in agony. The roof of her mouth is raw and her tongue has deep grooves in it, it peels and feels as if it is burnt. Her tongue also has whitish rings on it. She is very healthy and doesn't smoke or drink. She has been off sugar and wheat for months now to eliminate the possiblity of candida. She has been diagnosed with Geographic Tongue by a specialist.

Also for those of you who do experience this, do you have a sore throat too? My poor mum has had a sore throat for the past 3 years. It is recurring and becoming progressively worse. She has had numerous tests and scopes but they cannot help with a diagnosis. The doctors tell her that her throat and vocal chords are raw and inflamed and if not cured can lead to throat cancer. She loses her voice often! We are now wondering if the Geographic Tongue is linked to her throat symptoms. Any suggestions would be great!

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  • Well, I'm no doctor but I'll try to help. Geographic tongue is a benign condition. That is, it doesn't pose any threat to your health or cause any major health problems. Is some good news. Some treatments; Over-the-counter pain relieversAnti-inflammatory medicationsMouth rinses with a topical anestheticTopical corticosteroidsZinc supplementsHowever, none of these treatments has been proved to be effective for everyone. Geographic tongue usually gets better on its own within months, which may lead you to believe an unproven treatment has worked. Geographic tongue can last a year or more, though, and it may come back after a period of remission. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/geographic-tongue/DS00819/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs or If there is any pain or burning, this usually can be successfully controlled with antihistamines http://www.drgreene.com/21_784.html Not sure about the sore throat, geographic tongue doesn't seem to have any related conditions or complications.http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/g/geographic_tongue/complic.htm This might help though:http://symptoms.wrongdiagnosis.com/cosymptoms/sore-throat/voice-symptoms.htm
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