Recently I saw a dental patholgist for a chronic tongue problem. He said I have geographical Tongue. It flares up every now and then. Sometimes my tounge gets so irritated that it may bleed slightly. Can this be associated with GT?
Thank you for visiting the Family Practice Forum.
Geographic Tongue may bleed on occasion. Geographic tongue is a relatively common tongue problem that normally responds to topical steroids. We do not know the cause of geographic tongue and treatment does not permanently cure it. It does however, provide significant improvement of symptoms.
The safest treatment is topical Lidex gel applied about 4 times daily, just after meals and at bedtime. Your dentist or doctor should be able to prescribe it for you. There are stronger steroids available but they have side effects. Some patients with geographic tongue have Zinc deficiency and your doctor could run zinc blood levels for you. If you are deficient, zinc supplementation really helps.
I have recently been diagnosed with Pemphigus Vulgaris ( an autoimmune blistering disease) and have been discussing my disease with other PV patients. Several of us have geographic tounge or have children with geographic tounge. Is there a connection?
My one year old son is always getting painful sores in the mouth. There was a time (when he was about five months) he really took a lot of antibiotics and since then, he always gets sores in the mouth. We have seen several paediatricians who give him oral gels to apply for a week or two. This help a lot but as soon as we stop applying them, the condition comes back. We have been informed that he has a geographical tongue. He gets a fever every time this conditions recurs. Our query is, does a child get a fever (especially at night) when he has a geographical tongue? Could he be suffering from something else and how can we help him as this condition really affects his feeding habits.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.