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Red raw patches on my tongue??

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  • Posted By: sabtin
  • January 28, 2008
  • 02:03 PM

I am unable to determine what is causing the infrequent red patches on my tongue. They vary in intensity, shape and size. I cannot determine any particular food or drink that might be causing them. Rarely do they become so raw that they bleed. Funnily enough my mother suffers from the same things so it might be heriditary. I do have allergic rhinitis (constantly) and sinusitus. Otherwise I feel healthy. I don't have it at the moment so cannot post a picture but can do so if need be. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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  • Geographic Tongue?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 15, 2009
    • 03:54 AM
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  • http://www.omnimedicalsearch.com/search.php?type=2&search=Crohn%27s+and+geographic+tongue:p vitamin B deficiency CAN BE A CAUSE ARE YOU DIETING?
    charmaine petzer 176 Replies
    • November 18, 2009
    • 09:50 AM
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  • This is probably geographic tongue. Go to the dentist or doctor and ask them about it.I had this same issue arise out of the blue for no real reason it seemed. I was perscribed some steroid ointment to put on my tongue and it helps the pain, but doesn't seem to prevent the sore spots to form. I noticed that things like rough bread and chips, anything with a rough texture seem to flare it up. This could be anything though.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 18, 2009
    • 06:46 PM
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  • I am unable to determine what is causing the infrequent red patches on my tongue. They vary in intensity, shape and size. I cannot determine any particular food or drink that might be causing them. Rarely do they become so raw that they bleed. Funnily enough my mother suffers from the same things so it might be heriditary. I do have allergic rhinitis (constantly) and sinusitus. Otherwise I feel healthy. I don't have it at the moment so cannot post a picture but can do so if need be. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.It could be VERY likely your tongue is raw from salty food items like, sunflower seeds in the shell, potato chips, etc.
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  • I also am having the same problem.I just joined this site seeing your request.Hopefully we can find answers. My dentist didn't know. They did the cancer exam,and was negative.
    Anonymous 0 Replies
    • October 7, 2014
    • 09:06 PM
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