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Ways To Treat Geographic Tongue

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My geographic tongue doesn't go away

Everytime I hear and read that a geographic tongue "just goes away". Its over a year I am having it and it doesn't. It gets worse. I am a wine -merchand and was a good taster. Some periods I can still taste, but mostly it is...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Geographic tongue is thought to be an autoimmune manifestation that can be treated with the use of topical corticosteroids such as Decadron elixir. If you are having persistent problems with this manifestation, I would highly suggest that you visit... Read more »

Geographic tongue and herpes

Dr. Reznik, Does geographic tongue have anything to do with oral herpes? ... Read more »

Geographic Tongue

Is geographic tongue a condition often found in HIV positive patients?... Read more »
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Thrush or Geographic tounge

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Its been 6 months since possible exposure and now I think I have thrush or geographic tounge. The problem is on the front of my tounge. Every morning when I wake up its back white lines of like white stuff. I brush it off and its a little red under... Read more »

Thrush or Geographic tounge

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have white patches on my tounge only mostly near the tip and sides in front. They seem to be like craters with white borders. My tounge also burns really bad. There are also a few tiny little red spots that hurt too. Does this sound like thrush or... Read more »

geographic tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi there, all. So, I have geographic tongue which seems to be a benign condition. However, I read on the Johns Hopkins site that geographic tongue is an unusual form of psoriasis that is more commonly seen in HIV positive people. I tested neg. at... Read more »

Geographic Tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello
This is geographic tongue
Is anyone here with either HIV or just severe stress having a problem with this
http://www.usc.edu/hsc/dental/opath/Cards/GeographicTongue.html
I have this along with some other symptoms
Thank You

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