My mother has have this for a very long time, and doctors have given different opinions about what it could be. Doctors have come up to the conclusion that it's caused by her heartburn and another said it is allergies. But I'm not so sure about it, since her symptoms show up in circumstances that don't seem to match with the doctors diagnosis. She also suffers from severe heartburn, gastritis and severe sinusitis.
The heartburn can wake her up every night sometimes for even the slightest alteration in her diet. Everytime she eats highly to fairly condimented foods, for example, her tongue immediately resents it. It also happens for certain smells, like perfumes, detergents, and air fresheners with a headache that tags along every now and then. She even complained that the smell of sunscreen was driving her crazy when she was on the subway one day.
Could their be a layer of some sort that somehow protects the tongue? When her tongue acts up, she can sometimes see the the taste buds swollen.
Is anyone else going through this? I would greatly appreciate your help.