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GEOGRAPHIC TONGUE - Check it out!

Posted by Anonymous
As soon as the first Dr. told me I had geographic tongue, I looked it up on the web......This site has pictures to prove it........Check it out and let me know what you think. Looks exactly like what I have in my mouth.......

http://www.usc.edu/hsc/de... Read more »

geographic tounge

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i found out by my dentist that i have got geograhic tounge.
i have looked it up all over the net and i cant find anything about it. and how it is caused, and if there is any treatment for it, and will it go away. i am afraid to laugh, or talk due to... Read more »

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 »

To Dylan & Mark Re: Geographic Tounge

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hey Mark and Dylan
Or anyone who knows anyting about geographic tongue
You can read my posts Im one of the original Dirty Dozen and one of the last to fall
One of the main problems I have in acepting I don't have HIV is this Geo tongue Ive had it now... Read more »
Ask the Experts

geographic tongues

What is a geographic tongue?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Geographic tongue is a normal (or non-pathological) variation in the appearance of the tongue-- shedding of the normal layers of the tongue sometimes occurs in patches, resulting in areas of white tissue. In geographic tongue the white patches are... Read more »

Geographic Tongue

In a previously answered question you said the Geographic Tongue is not related to HIV. I went to a specialist to have him take a look at my tongue and he told me I had Geographic Tongue. One of his first questions was if I could be HIV positive....
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
I have not seen any published research, documented evidence or even clinical correlations linking geographic tongue and HIV infection. This is not to say that people living with HIV/AIDS cannot present with geographic tongue, but I could probably... Read more »

geographic tongue

I have had geographic tongue for over two years. My doctors say that it will just go away on its own, but I'm getting sick of it. Do you have any suggestions to get rid of it. I am very self-conscious of it and believe people are looking at...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
As mentioned in a previous response, for severe cases of geographic tongue topical steroids, such as Decadron elixir, can be beneficial. The way you use this medication is to rinse for one minute, then expectorate (spit) 3 to 4 times per day. Do not... Read more »

The Q and your response on the PubMed articel on cortisol and geographic tongue

Dr. Pierone:I am a bit confused by a Q to you (which consisted of an extensive PubMed quote)and your answer.Basically, the quote suggested high cortisol levels for HIV infected people as well as chronic geographic tongue. You seemed to validate both...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Sorry if the previous answer was confusing. I was responding to a question from someone with HIV infection that had high cortisol levels measured by his endocrinologist. I was speculating about whether high cortisol was a bad thing or good thing... Read more »
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Statehealthfacts.org Launches Revised Site With New Look, Updated Data, Including HIV/AIDS Statistics

Statehealthfacts.org : Statehealthfacts.org -- the Kaiser Family Foundation 's online source for state-by-state and national data on demographics, health and health policy -- has a new look and contains updated data. Updates have been made to more... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Positive Days

There's a sore on the back of my tongue. I look in the mirror and stick my tongue out as far as I can and I still can't see it. I can feel it, though. Every time I swallow it feels like someone is squeezing my tongue with a pair of pliers, and... Read more »
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