A pure tongue, without cracks and plaque, indicates normal functioning of the human body. Dr McKeith says if the coating is at the back of your tongue you need to pay attention to your colon, as you bowels may not be working as they should be. This is a common symptom of pernicious anemia, which is fatal if not diagnosed correctly. Lack of Vitamin B in your body can increase the risk of developing a fissured tongue along with muscle pain, dry skin, and paleness. At other times, the infection develops into thrush or other chronic yeast infections, usually treated with the use of antifungal and anesthetic mouthwash, and intake of digestive enzyme, either as tablets or by consumption of green leafy vegetables and sprouted seeds.
Diamond rhomboid glossitis does not cause pain for a patient, can develop over the years. The absence of the papillae can make the natural grooves in the tongue more pronounced and the patches may hurt if you eat salty, spicy, or acidic foods. Your doctor can help to confirm this diagnosis. Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome Although considered to be rare, this benign condition causes a fissured tongue as well as paralysis in the face. Characteristics of a Cracked Tongue A fissured tongue tends to appear with an obvious central crack running down the middle, with smaller ones branching off or encroaching in from the sides.
Stress can flare it up. Both aging and local environmental factors may also contribute to the small and deep grooves that become noticeable. Possible fissured tongue treatments to alleviate the resultant pain and irritation include pain relievers, anti-inflammatories, Vitamin B Complex supplements, and zinc supplements. I anyone has or had this problem, I would really appreciate any input so I can get my tongue back to normal or fix an underlying condition. The host of that show has had several people she is helping developed a cracked-type tongue.
I know it hasn't always been there because I had to put some stuff on an ulcer in my mouth and I recall looking all over my tongue for more of them, crack was not present at the time. The opinions herein are exactly that, they are the opinions of the author. What Does a Cracked Tongue Reveal about Your Health? I had my tonsils removed at age 52 a couple weeks ago. Did I waste my money on that visit? Tongue Cancer Tumors can form almost anywhere in the body and your tongue is no exception. Wisely select your toothbrush and toothpaste.
Symptoms can include a sore or burning tongue. Common Mouth and Tongue Conditions. Maintain Dental Hygiene Do brush your teeth regularly and clean your tongue to prevent microbes and food particles to occupy the cracks. The cracks may also vary in depth or develop grooves. Since some people grind their teeth when they sleep, you may not realize this is the cause without help. It all sounds to me like geographic tongue.
Biotin is a vitamin B commonly utilized by the body in metabolism and fat synthesis. I was smoking 1 cigar a day. The burning sensation still remains, but is much more tolerable; it is about 70% gone. A thick tongue coat in the center of the tongue body or toward the back of the tongue indicates an overburdened digestive system. First of all, such diseases include gastrointestinal gastritis, colitis, i. I was told to stop brushing my tongue, as well. They are mentioned below Downs syndrome: Almost 8 out of 10 children with chromosomal disorder trisomy have fissured tongue.
In the case of halitosis, mechanical tongue cleansing is recommendable. The habit of grinding your teeth while stressed or unconscious can also result in cracked tongue. Around 2-5 percent of the population in the United States has fissured tongue. I had one episode where my entire mouth tasted metalic for about a week and it all became inflamed. Oral Thrush As mentioned initially, a cracked tongue can be a symptom of a thrush infection, which is brought about by an , which is naturally found on the tongue.
Melkersson-Rosenthal presents with the swelling of the lips one or both , one or more cheeks, eyelids, and in rare cases entire sides of the scalp. Reliably the causes of the disease are unknown, researchers suggest that it may be allergic reactions, as well as irregularities in the digestive system. Keep Away from the Irritants Salty, spicy or acidic foods may aggravate the condition, and hence it is better to avoid eating these food. Do this 2 times per day. Take plenty of plain water to hydrate your oral cavity. A Thick Yellow Coating indicates excess heat in the gut, and that you don't have enough healthy bacteria in your body. Dentists can detect it as well.
Individuals with hairy tongue may notice keratinization and overgrowth of the papillae. A year later and learning to live with it, after tea tree oils, all kinds of remedies. Some observations include childhood development, whereas other observations include no development of cracked tongue until adulthood. I also have a geographic tonuge, but the cracking is a totally different condition. I sometimes thought i'm being a worry wart. What I do is cover the entire surface of my tongue with salt and keep it there 3 - 4 minutes then rinse with water. Damages on the tongue may vary in size and depth.
I went to the doctor and they said it probably is Thrush. Most causes of a cracked tongue have distinctive and telltale symptoms, so a visual inspection followed by a medical history can accurately determine most culprits. The causes of deep cracks, in general, are the same as the causes for the occurrence of small ones. I have found that the granuales work the very best. It may also be observed to be of abnormal status if the diagnosis of the underlying disease requires tongue examination. According to ancient Chinese medicine, the appearance of the tongue can reflect the health of the entire body. The symptoms have been constant the past year.