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Old 05-24-2006, 08:25 PM   #1
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Unhappy Geographical Tounge?? HELP!!

I have recently gone to my doctor and he diagnosed me with Geographical Tounge. What in the world it is, I'm not real sure. It's like these areas on my tounge that come up like the top layer of my tounge is coming off. It's hard to explain, kinda sore once and a while. But it's not always like that, sometimes it looks fine, then it comes and it changes areas also. Funny thing is, my Dr. say's I have a healthy, normal tounge. The tounge is changing shape or something like that. But he says it's normal and it will likely go away within time. To be honest with you, doesn't look normal to me.. but I guess I gotta trust him. PLEASE help me.. if anyone has herd of this weird thing!

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Old 05-25-2006, 06:31 AM   #2
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Re: Geographical Tounge?? HELP!!

I also have a "geographical tongue" - nothing to worry about the dentist said. It looks as if there are "splits" on my tongue. It doesn't hurt or bother me at all. My perio didn't even make a mention of it.

Old 05-26-2006, 03:10 PM   #3
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Re: Geographical Tounge?? HELP!!

My husband has this; I think it's kind of cute.

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Old 05-28-2006, 07:20 AM   #4
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Re: Geographical Tounge?? HELP!!

My daughter (now 9 yrs old) has had this since she was an infant. In fact, I was suspected of scalding her tongue with her formula and had many of the pediatric nurses at her clinic giving me some evil looks because of it. LUCKILY, one of the peds there realized right away what it was and from then on, she was known as "the baby with the silly little tongue". Thank GOD they realized what it was and I didn't end up with a visit from child protective services!!!

In some people, when the tongue goes crazy with the lines or circles and whatnot, it can get a little sore. My daughter's gets a little sore every now and then, but it's fairly rare for her and it's nothing unbearable or anything.

Also, according to the pediatrician who diagnosed her, for some people it can actually be a way of telling if you're about to get sick! With my daughter, even since she was a baby, when hers "went silly" as they put it we KNEW she was getting sick.. and sure enough, within a day or so, she would be coughing or sneezing or just generally ill feeling. It's still that way to this day..

So, you're completely normal nothing to worry about at all!

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