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Red Spots On The Tongue

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 19, 2007
  • 02:04 AM

Last night i just noticed red spots in the back of my tongue. They don't hurt but it does seem like every time i swallow, something is making it harder. What could the red spots be from?

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  • Try looking up Geographic Tongue. Most say you can't do anything about it, but there seem to be things that help people (non-tartar control ingredient toothpaste, hydrogen peroxide, avoiding your triggers (acidic foods, alcohol, hot things.... varies by person), and brush your teeth a lot (and your tongue if possible). Certain vitamins may help IF you are deficient (B vitamins, zinc). Some say it can occur due to stress, hormonal changes, or allergies. For some, a Benadryl works. (http://msinow.com/home/geographic_tongue.htm)Or it could be something else... depends on the symptoms...Best of luck
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 8, 2008
    • 06:51 PM
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  • Maybe Herpes.Teresa
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