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The top of my tongue feels like it is almost raw. There are

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The top of my tongue feels like it is almost raw. There are some white bumps on it and I also noticed a couple of red/brown spots that are pinpoint in size. Any idea what I can do to clear this up?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello
Does this have actual areas where it looks like the top layer of skin is missing?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
OK
That is called graphic tongue.
It is of unknown cause, and is not harmful, and tends to come and go on its own.

Some think B vitamins will help.

Here is what the mayo clinic recommends for treatment

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/geographic-tongue/DS00819/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs

I use homeopathic calendula tincture, 5 drops in a quarter cup of water..rinse 3 times a day until relief then only as needed.

Of course your doc should see this hands on to make sure it is graphic tonuge..which is what it sounds like.

Use reply if you need to clarify


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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Where can I purchase the homeopathic calendula tincture?
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
Health food stores
Or
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They can over night it.

A simple salt water solution can also be helpful.


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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Is it contagious through kissing or oral sex?
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
No
Herpes would be, warts would be
This does not sound like herpes..but again..your doc needs to look.
graphic tongue is not contagious at all..it is considered a genetic problem.
Mayo speculates on this in the post I gave you.


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