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tongue problems!

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  • Posted By: dutch57
  • April 16, 2007
  • 06:46 PM

:p I have a situation with my tongue that has been going on now for approx. 4 yrs.
I noticed it around 2 separate situations and do not know which one, if any, had anything to do with it.
The first is, I had recently returned from doing mission work in the bush of West Africa. My tongue had a yellowish/orange hue to it. NOt coated just colored.
The second is , I had an old wooden spoon that was my grandmothers, and tasted some soup with it. When I touched it to my tongue, it was as if it had been dipped in alum, and immediately made my tongue feel like I had put alum on it.
Since these two occassions I have been exteremely frustrated. I have obviously lived with this situation but it is a constant aggravation.
My tongue feels as if it is a piece of sandpaper. My taste has been affected. It feels thick and uncomfortable. It is most often yellowish /orange in color, yet not what you would call growth on it. The papillae feel swollen. My family physician says...hhmmmm! It can be embarassing, since the color is predominate. However, it is the sandpapery and uncomfortableness that is driving me nuts. It is certainly aggravated by drinking regular tea, an activity I have done all my life, since I am; a southerner!!!
HELP!!! Any and all suggestions are appreciated. I am a registered nurse.:p

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  • Sounds like you really need to go to an ENT, not a general doctor.
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