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Geographical tongue

Overview

Geographical tongue is also known as benign migratory glossitis or oral erythema migrans. It is a common condition caused by a viral or bacterial infection of the mouth. Geographical tongue is the name of a condition that gets its name from its map-like appearance on the upper surface and sides of the tongue. It may occur in other areas of your mouth, as well.

You’ll be relieved to know that geographic tongue is a harmless, benign condition that isn’t linked to any infection or cancer.

Affecting about 1% to 3% of people, geographic tongue can show up at any age.  However, it tends to affect middle-aged or older adults more often. And it appears to be more common in women than in men.

Nodules on the surface of the tongue become inflamed as you fight off the infection, and you develop irregular red patches surrounded by white lines that give the tongue a map-like appearance.

This can sometimes cause a burning sensation in the mouth and over-sensitivity. Eating acidic, spicy or hot foods can be particularly painful.

Geographical tongue will eventually get better on its own after a few weeks or months. In the meantime, you may be able to manage the pain by avoiding anything that makes it worse, such as certain foods or mouthwash.

The telltale signs of geographic tongue are irregular, smooth, red patches on parts of the tongue. These patches may:

  • Have a white or light-colored border
  • Vary in size, shape, and color
  • Appear one area, and then move to another area
  • Come and go or change very quickly  in days, weeks, or months
  • Last up to a year

You may be unaware that you have geographic tongue until your dentist or other health care provider diagnoses it during an oral exam.

About one in 10 people with geographic tongue may have mild discomfort or a burning or painful sensation. This is often from sensitivity to substances such as:

  • Hot, spicy, or acidic foods
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Toothpaste

Geographic tongue occurs when parts of the tongue are missing layers of small bumps called papillae. They normally cover the entire upper layer of your tongue. Why do you lose these papillae with geographic tongue? Nobody knows for sure. However, because geographic tongue tends to run in families, genetics may be a common link.

Geographic tongue has also been seen more frequently in people with psoriasis and in those with fissured tongue. In fissured tongue, cracks and grooves appear on the tops and sides of the tongue.

Seeing a dentist or doctor is the best way to rule out a more serious problem. In most cases, he or she can diagnose geographic tongue from a description of your symptoms and from examining your mouth and tongue. You may need tests to rule out other medical conditions.

In most cases, any pain or discomfort will get better without treatment. But if you have severe, on-going pain, medication can help. A zinc supplement may be recommended.

There can be other reasons for a sore or painful tongue. Usually it is caused by something obvious and visible, although there are a few less obvious causes you should be aware of that may need treating.

If the pain is persistent and you haven’t accidentally bitten or burnt your tongue, see your GP or dentist. There may be an underlying infection or deficiency that needs treating, and your GP or dentist may be able to advise on pain relief while you wait for it to get better.

If you have a mouth ulcer that fails to heal within a few weeks, or if you have a red patch on your tongue with a white border that changes shape within weeks, see your licensed health practitioner or dentist. You may need to be referred to a specialist.

Oral thrush:  Oral thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth caused by a fungus. It can cause a burning sensation on the tongue, as well as sore white plaques that can be scraped off.

You are more likely to develop oral thrush if you:

  • have recently taken antibiotics
  • have a weakened immune system
  • have diabetes

You should see your practitioner if you think you have oral thrush. If it is left untreated, the symptoms will persist and your mouth will continue to be uncomfortable. If you wear dentures, your chances of getting oral thrush are lowered if you clean your dentures as often as you would clean your regular teeth (at least every morning and night).

Anaemia:  Anaemia is a condition where the amount of haemoglobin in the blood is below the normal level, or there are fewer red blood cells than normal. It can sometimes cause a sore tongue, as well as an altered sense of taste.

There are several different types of anaemia and each one has a different cause, although iron deficiency anaemia is the most common type. Treatment for iron deficiency anaemia involves taking iron supplements to boost low levels of iron in the body, which in turn cures the tongue pain. See your practitioner if you think you have anaemia.

Aphthous mouth ulcers:  Aphthous mouth ulcers are painful sores that can occur anywhere within the mouth and tend to keep coming back. You may be able to manage the pain avoiding anything that worsens it, such as spicy foods or mouthwash.  The ulcers tend to recur less often as you get older, and usually eventually go away for good.

Less commonly, tongue pain may be caused by:

  • a viral infection such as hand, foot and mouth disease or cold sores
  • median rhomboid glossitis, where a smooth red inflamed patch develops on the middle or back of the tongue, thought to result from a yeast infection
  • glossodynia or ‘burning mouth syndrome’, a burning pain on the tip of the tongue that is often seen in people with depression
  • glossopharyngeal neuralgia, where repeated episodes of severe tongue pain are believed to be caused by nerve irritation
  • lichen planus, a long-term skin condition that causes an itchy rash that can also affect the mouth, causing a white lacy pattern and painful patches on the tongue
  • Behçet’s disease, a rare condition that causes inflammation of the blood vessels and can also  lead to mouth ulcers
  • pemphigus vulgaris, a rare and serious condition that causes painful blisters to develop on the skin, as well as inside the mouth, nose, throat, anus and genitals
  • drugs such as reserpine or aspirin sucked for toothache, and certain mouthwashes
  • Moeller’s glossitis, a form of inflammation of the tongue
  • cancer of the tongue, although this is rare

If you have sores in obscure places as well as on the tongue, you may have a skin disease such as pemphigus vulgaris or lichen planus.

As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here.

Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:

Health Protocols

Detoxification Therapy:

  • Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
  • Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.colloidsforlife.com Silver has long been recognised as a powerful natural antibiotic.  Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water.  It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.
  • Try an Enerhealth Botanicals cleanse. Click here to discover more

Hydrotherapy:

  • We recommend regular colonics to remove toxicity from the body.  Read more about colonics by clicking here.  Find a practitionerhere.
  • Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state.  During the programme drink alkalised water, which you can buy from Real Water.

It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:

  • Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
  • Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
  • Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
  • Avoid all fast food restaurants.
  • Avoid all canned food.
  • Eliminate conventional dairy products.  The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows.  If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
  • Avoid conventional beef.  The best beef is organic grass fed beef.

www.grasslandbeef.com  The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.

Supplements:

  • Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
  • Zinc – a lack of zinc can cause geographical tongue
  • A deficiency in Vitamin B12 can cause cracks on the tongue. Moreover, people suffering from geographic tongue report that taking Vitamin B supplements helps their red tongue patches go away.
  • Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met.  The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product.  You can find more details here.
  • Take an Omega 3 supplement:

Krill oil

Fish oil

Cod liver oil

Vegetarian

Prescription and non-prescription medication:

What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking?  Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.

We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:

  • Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
  • Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:

Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.

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  • Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage.  Find a practitioner here.
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress.  Find a local practitioner here or go towww.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
  • Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind.  Find a practitioner here.

Ayurvedic Medicine

As always the fastest most effective way to receive tailored advice to your own situation, you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Ayurvedic practitioners here.

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

Ayurveda treats geographical tongue by looking at pitta calming strategies. Drinking cooling aloe

vera juice and also applying it to the tongue is recommended, as well as chewing fresh mint leaves.

Neem:(Azadirachta indica): Since centuries Neem is considered to be one of the highly regarded herbs. It is has high healing and anti-bacterial properties. It is one of the key ingredients of natural mouthwash and toothpastes. It is effective in controlling the plaque formation.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

To receive bespoke advice based upon your own situation you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners here.

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

In Chinese medicine, cracks in the tongue are caused by long-standing Spleen weakness, and acupuncture is often recommended.

Aromatherapy

The essential oils of clove and myrh are recommended. They should be diluted and used as a mouthwash.

Use 4 drops of essential oil per 25ml of carrier oil.

To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia): It has strong antimicrobial properties and essential oil of tea tree is beneficial in combating bacteria which causes gum disease and tooth decay. To prepare homemade mouth rinse with tea tree oil mix 3 drops of tea tree oil to ½ cup of tepid water.

Homeopathic Medicine

Owing to the principles behind homeopathy it is essential you see a licensed practitioner to receive your own personalised prescription.  Find your closest Homeopath here.

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

Phosphorus, lachesis, Arsenic-alb, and natrum mur

Herbs

Mint & Fennel: Consume refrigerated mint and fennel tea for pain relief.

Aloe Vera: Drinking aloe vera juice or applying the aloe paste directly on the tongue may help reduce the inflammation. Nettle tea as well as fennel tea is also recommended.

Calendula (Calendual officinalis): With its anti-inflammatory properties it is effective in treating tender and irritated gums. It also acts as mild antiseptic. For treating sore gums 1 cup of calendula tea daily is highly effective.

Other

Salt and water: Prepare a mouth rinse with one tablespoon of salt mixed into four ounces of warm water. Rinse the mouth thoroughly with this mix three to five times a day.

Baking Soda: Mix baking soda and water and clean the mouth and tongue with the paste regularly, until the condition clears up.

Peroxide: Apply peroxide directly to the tongue for 1 to 2 minutes. The peroxide may reduce the lesions in some sufferers. Rinse the mouth thoroughly afterwards.

Mint & Fennel: Consume refrigerated mint and fennel tea for pain relief.

Ice: Rub an ice-cube on the affected area for temporary relief.

Aloe Vera: Drinking aloe vera juice or applying the aloe paste directly on the tongue may help reduce the inflammation.

Water: Hydrate the body. Consume water often and reduce the intake of hot beverages such as tea and coffee.

Meditation: Practice meditation and other stress reduction techniques. Relaxation techniques strengthen the immune system and may be beneficial in some cases of geographic tongue.

Yoga: The physical postures and breathing exercises comprising the practice of yoga have long been proven by scientific research to promote feelings of relaxation while simultaneously strengthening the body. Research conducted since the 1970s has shown that regular yoga practice not only relieves stress, and stressful emotions such as anxiety and depression, but also improves blood pressure rates and overall cardiovascular health. Yoga is also effective for reducing pain, improving gastrointestinal and respiratory function, and for improving cognitive function and enhancing sight and hearing.

Note: If you are just beginning to explore yoga, it is recommended that you initially do so under the guidance of a trained yoga instructor who can guide you to become aware of the subtleties involved in each yoga posture as well as the corresponding method of breathing.

Qigong :Is a wonderful form of exercise, breath work and meditation to relieve stress and tension in the body.  See article section for more information about the art of qigong.

The best way to cleansing and purification of the body www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php

Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters

Immune health NC_Newsletter_07-11.pdf

Squeaky Clean (Colonic Irrigation) www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/squeaky_clean.php

Colloidal Silver NC_Newsletter_09-08.pdf

Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong NC_Newsletter_12-08.pdf    

Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT NC_Newsletter_12-06.pdf

Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf

Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf

Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php

Video

EFT for treating disease http://www.garythink.com/eft/physicial.html

Further Information (links and books)

Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics by John McKenna

by Bernie S Siegel

The Healing Power of Nature Foods: 50 Revitalizing Superfoods & Lifestyle Choices To Promote Vibrant Health by Susan Smith Jones

Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis Balch

Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green

Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen

Colloidal Silver: The Natural Antibiotic Alternative by Zane Baranowski

The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal

The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine

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Whole food supplement, Pure Synergy

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E3 Live, Green Superfoods

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Omega-3s, Cod Liver oil

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St. John’s Wort

www.sourcenaturals.com

Sunlight Therapy, Solar Healing

www.solarhealing.com

EMF Chaos Elimination, Q-Link

www.toolsforwellness.com (800) 456-9887

Living Freedom, Emotional Release Work

www.totalintegrationinstitute.com (520) 615-9811

Callahan Technique, Thought Field Therapy

www.tftrx.com (760) 564-1008

Dianetics, Dianetics Technology

www.dianetics.com (800) 367-8788

Neuro Emotional Technique

www.netmindbody.com (800) 888-4638

Bowen, Find Practitioner

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Rebounder, Evolution Health

www.evolutionhealth.com (888) 896-7790

Andrea Butje | Aromahead andrea@aromahead.com – aromatherapy

Carrie Vitt deliciouslyorganic@yahoo.com – organic food recipes.

David Spector-NSR/USA david024@nsrusa.org – meditation, stress

Judith Hoad judithhoad@gmail.com – herbalist.

Kath May kathrynmay@talktalk.net – reiki, tai chi.

Lillian Bridges lillian@lotusinstitute.com – Chinese medicine, living naturally.

Monika monika@healingmuse.com – aromatherapy.

Rakesh  GAC@AyurvedicLifeStyles.com – Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Joanne Callaghan – joanne@tftrx.com   www.RogerCallahan.com Thought Field Therapy (TF) releasing unresolved emotions, stress and illness.

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