The tongue is a mirror of your health and it should be checked and cleaned on a daily basis. It is the most flexible muscle in our body, it helps us talking, swallowing and food tasting. When healthy, the tongue is pink and covered with papillae. In this article we will mention the most common tongue-related issues, their causes and gravity.
Thrush or yeast infection is most common in older adults or babies due to reduced immune system (cased by immune-weakening diseases such as Diabetes, Cancer, HIV, leukemia) or certain medications such as antibiotics. In case you have this condition, do visit the dentist to get a medical treatment. Here are the most common symptoms you should be aware of:
- white or yellow patches of bumps on your inner cheeks, tongue, tonsils, gums, or lips
- slight bleeding if the bumps are scraped
- soreness or burning in your mouth
- a cotton-like sensation in your mouth
- dry, cracked skin at the corners of your mouth
- difficulty swallowing
- a bad taste in your mouth
- a loss of taste
vary in size, shape, and color. The cause of geographic tongue is unknown, and there's no way to prevent the condition. There may be a link between geographic tongue and psoriasis and between geographic tongue and lichen planus. In addition, people people with geographic tongue have mild discomfort or a burning or painful feeling. This is often because of hot, spicy, acidic foods, cigarette smoke and toothpaste.