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Geographic tongue Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
16th Apr '13

I have a geographic tongue and it is hurting so bad right now, it has been for the past 3 days. It flares up every once in awhile and all I know is that the cause is uncommon and it is hereditary, my mom has it, I have it and now my son. Has anyone ever heard of a geographic tongue and know how to relive the pain so I can eat better? I think it would be a lost cause going to my doc cause not much is known about it but I need some relief like soon. I'm also staying away from harsh acidic foods but everything is hurting it.

[Doe Eyed Dirty Lurker] 18 kids; noneya, TN, United States 3245 posts
16th Apr '13

All I have ever really been able to do for mine is avoid trigger foods. I did have a dr recommend swishing with pepto to coat your mouth, it really does help with the pain.

Karev TTC since Aug 2013; 1 child; Crawfordsville, Indiana 2270 posts
16th Apr '13

I have it. I haven't figured out anything that helps it other than avoiding anything that irritates it. It sucks, there's not much you can do for it. :(

Kenzye and Chris' Mommy : 2 kids; Lebanon, Missouri 14524 posts
16th Apr '13

My son has it and it flares up all the time. He loves fruit and that seems to make it worse because of the acidicy of it. Watching to see if theres anything to help!

Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF] 2 kids; West Virginia 15190 posts
16th Apr '13

My son has it, but he's never complained of it hurting even when it flares up. Weird.

Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
16th Apr '13
Quoting [Doe Eyed Dirty Lurker]:" All I have ever really been able to do for mine is avoid trigger foods. I did have a dr recommend swishing with pepto to coat your mouth, it really does help with the pain."


Hmm, I may have to try that thanks. I have heard yogurt helps a little too, but it has to be plain (yuck).

Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
16th Apr '13

I kinda figured as much lol, it really burns right now. I have a couple of lesions too, I guess from eating an orange yesterday.

3 kids; nowhere, ca, United States 46959 posts
16th Apr '13

i have never heard of it, what is it?

Karev TTC since Aug 2013; 1 child; Crawfordsville, Indiana 2270 posts
16th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Alissa (lissapfa):</b>" i have never heard of it, what is it?"</blockquote>




It's a hereditary condition where a person is missing the top protective layer on their tongue. The name "geographical tongue" comes from the shape of the lesions that appear to look like "land masses on a map."




That's how my Dr explained it to me. It's a pretty crappy thing to have.

3 kids; nowhere, ca, United States 46959 posts
16th Apr '13
Quoting *Duhhh-nita*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Alissa (lissapfa):</b>" i have never heard of it, what ... [snip!] ... that appear to look like "land masses on a map." That's how my Dr explained it to me. It's a pretty crappy thing to have."



sounds really crappy :(

weefee 1 child; Paris, France 401 posts
16th Apr '13

I have it, I tend just to avoid the food that triggers it, so I don't eat much fruit. Not great for the health but I can't stand teh weird feeling and teh pain.

Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
16th Apr '13
Quoting Alissa (lissapfa):" i have never heard of it, what is it?"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographic_tongue



This sums it up mostly lol.