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Does taking a vitamin pill every day get rid of Glossitis?

Doctor told my girlfriend to take a multiple vitamin pill every day to get rid of reoccirring glossitis. Doe this sound like a Cure? any doctors out there?

It might help as nutritional deficiencies must be treated.


The goal of treatment is to reduce inflammation. Treatment usually does not require hospitalization unless tongue swelling is severe. Good oral hygiene is necessary, including thorough tooth brushing at least twice a day, and flossing at least daily. Corticosteroids such as prednisone may be given to reduce the inflammation of glossitis. For mild cases, topical applications (such as a prednisone mouth rinse that is not swallowed) may be recommended to avoid the side effects of swallowed or injected corticosteroids. Antibiotics, antifungal medications, or other antimicrobials may be prescribed if the cause of glossitis is an infection. Anemia and nutritional deficiencies must be treated, often by dietary changes or other supplements. Avoid irritants (such as hot or spicy foods, alcohol, and tobacco) to minimize the discomfort.  (+ info)

What is the incidence of autism with eczema, and benign migratory glossitis (geograpic tongue)?

Additionally, do national origins have a statistically adverse side effect with vaccinations or pesticides, as with certain complexions?

There was a recent survey in Wisconsin involving autism in Hispanics. Their rate of autism was much lower than that of non-Hispanics. This suggests a cultural determinant, rather than one of complexion, because the study included white, black and mestizo Hispanics all residing in the same geographic area.

However, eczema in infancy might be added to the list of traumatic allergic reactions which lead to autism--as in allergies to milk, gluten, and maybe even vaccines.  (+ info)

My Mrs has Geographic Tongue or benign migratory glossitis. Anyone know how to get shot of it???

Migratory glossitis is a psoriasis-like or psoriasis-related condition of the tongue resulting in the production of snaky white lines on the tops and sides, often with small parallel grooves adjacent to them. As in psoriasis, these lines "roam" around the tongue, changing locations or appearances on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis. Many times these lines slowly radiate from a central area of smooth red mucosa, i.e. the normal tongue papillae or "bumps" disappear temporarily. The latter appearance often imparts an appearance similar to that of a globe of the Earth, with irregular white lines representing outlines of continents, hence, the common name for this disease: geographic tongue. Occasional patients have no white lines but have instead smooth red patches, sometimes with small grooves at their edges. Migratory glossitis is usually without symptoms, but some may complain of a burning or tingling sensation, often from secondary fungus or bacterial infection, possibly from a developing anemia (unrelated to the geographic tongue). No treatment is normally needed, but antifungal and antibacterial medications may be used for symptomatic cases; topical or systemic cortisone or prednisone may also be effective. There is no malignant potential.  (+ info)

Migratory glossitis/geographic tongue?

Does anyone have any suggestions for treating the pain of migratory glossitis or how to reduce the frequency of the symptoms?
Thanks for the reponses, but I have tried both. Lozenges actually cause more pain. Toothpaste can be unbearable too. Any other suggestions or resources?
Thanks. I do take a multivitamin everyday, and I follow a very stringent oral care regimen. I used to only have symptoms every couple of months, but now it is nearly constant. I've tried to track patterns, and the only thing I can figure is that it's stress-related.

I guess I'm just getting to the point where it is too painful, too frequent, and too embarrassing. I know it isn't any sort of infection and that it isn't contagious, but it's still embarrassing.

Does anyone know if there are any other vitamin/herbal supplements or alternative medicine treatments that have been effective? Information on the net has been spotty and contraditory, and my dentist (relative) doesn't really know a lot about it.

I don't know how to reduce the frequency, save working on decreasing the stress in your life.

As for easing the pain, this works for my patients with mucositis, which is quite painful. It might work for you too. It sounds odd, but it is quite soothing and doesn't taste nearly as bad as it sounds:

1 tablespoon of a 1:2 mixture of maalox and liquid benedryl.

The maalox (or other milk of magnesia type product) helps coat the tissues of the oral cavity and the benedryl is an antihistamine, and thus will help soothe the tissues.

I usually suggest storing the liquids (either the mixture or the individual bottles) in the frig because having the mixture cold is also soothing.  (+ info)

Benign Migratory Glossitis?

i have benign migratory glossitis. for the past few years i have gotten really embarrassed about it. Does someone know of any medication or products that i could use to get rid of this?

Hi, I have found a website that may help with info on condition just click on link below cheers ♥
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i have median rhomoid glossitis?

1'm a 33 year old female whowas diagnosed with median rhomboid glossitis in july 2005.my gums are receding and i have had 5 teeth pulled on the same side .also to the left top of mouth.1 tooth decaying with hollow hole in it.chin has and odor .i have tried alchol and clearsil.only when i rub my chin does it smell.could this be because of this.do people live.i weigh 98 pounds at 5'7 .my throat is sore and don't know why.i have achy arms ,legs, spine for 1 week no body fat tail bone pertruding .could see the bones everywhere on my body.help

You need serious medical help fast. At least go to the library and research your condition. Eat as much good food as you can and some vitamins. Good luck..  (+ info)

Does anyone know a way to get rid of geographic tongue?

it's also called, "benign migratory glossitis" or "erythema migrans."

apply candid mouth paint.. helps if there is a fungal infection along with it.. topical corticosteroids help if it is symptomatic... geographic tongue however is associated with psoriasis.. some times it is also seen in ppl with pernicious anemia.. so there may be an underlying systemic cause too.. its better to rule out the underlying causes..  (+ info)

Match diseases with affected part of human body!?

1.Glossitis-lungs. 2.Myelitis-tounge

3.Bronchitis -spine 4.Meningitis-brain

Glossitis refers to the epiglottis that we all have in the back of our throats = tongue
Bronchitis is an inflammation the bronchioles that are in our lungs = lungs
Myelitis ( Myelo= bone) would effect the spine since it consists of bony material, among other things
Meningitis ( meninges) is part of the Central Nervous System = brain.
I hope that this answered your question.  (+ info)

Weird Spot on Tongue?

I've pretty much diagnosed myself with benign migratory glossitis (after doing some research on the Internet). However, as most of the pictures I saw online had numerous splatches all over the tongue, I only have one circular area that seems to be at issue. Is there any home remedy for this?

you may have a parsite. have you been around any household pets? people don't know this but it is dangerous to let pets lick you on the face around the mouth area. this may be something that is causing it. rinse your mouth with hydrogen peroxide every day 2 times a day and see if it helps heal it. it will taste nasty but read the bottle it is safe to gargle with that. hopefully this will heal it.  (+ info)

Vitam B6 side effects?

I have recently started taking 100mg of B6 to help with my irregular cycles,

But I have come out with big red itchy swelling under my eyes. Would it be related? My lips are also cracked and sore.

Problem is is that I have googled it and found:

'Signs of vitamin B6 deficiency include dermatitis (skin inflammation),
glossitis (a sore tongue),
Prolonged deprivation leads to pellagra, a disease characterized by skin
lesions, eczema..'


'There have been extremely rare reports of allergic skin reactions to high doses of vitamin B6 supplements.'

So, I am confused.

the only other thing i have changed is stopped drinking soy and got back onto small amounts of dairy... but we are talking 4-5 cups tea/ day and a few spoons of yoghurt.


something related to vitamin B:
All the B vitamins must be complete otherwise it'll cause imbalance in other B vitamins.
A prolonged lack of riboflavin (B2) could lead to cracks at the corners of the mouth, a constant sore throat, skin rashes, hypersensitivity to light, and a purple tongue.   (+ info)

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