A “Scalloped Tongue” is a condition where it appears that the tongue has indentations or “tooth marks” around the edges. It is also called “Crenulated tongue”, “Crenated Tongue” or “Pie Crust Tongue”. In “doctorese” it is referred to as lingua indentata.
Beefy tongue is a condition where the tongue enlarges and “feels too big for your mouth”. It can be associated with hypothyroidism i.e. a condition where the thyroid doesn’t produce enough thyroxin.
Dehydration isn’t just “not drinking enough” even if you drink plenty of liquids some could actually increase dehydration and cause tongue problems.
See the “What is a Geographic Tongue?” video here. This is Tim McMahon, when he was in his 20’s, he developed an intestinal problem called Crohn’s disease. It got so bad that he couldn’t eat because of the pain. Needless to say, he lost a lot of weight. He went from a healthy athletic 130 […]
Gluten is a sticky substance that is part of wheat that helps hold bread together. Unfortunately, many people are sensitive to it. If you have this sensitivity it is called Celiac Disease (or Sprue) and eating gluten or wheat, (and to a lesser extent Rye and other grains) can cause stomach pain and actually damage your intestines. Although not commonly associated with Geographic Tongue, there is some evidence that a sensitivity to gluten might play a part in your tongue problems.