Glossitis is a condition in which the tongue is swollen and changes color, loss of papillae causing the tongue to appear smooth.
Symptoms of Glossitis
The following are some of the symptoms of Glossitis:
Causes, incidence, and risk factors:
Changes of the tongue may be a primary condition (not due to underlying disease or event), or it may be a symptom of other underlying disorders (a secondary condition).
Glossitis occurs when there is acute or chronic inflammation of the tongue.
• Mechanical irritation or injury from burns, rough edges of teeth or dental appliances, or other trauma
• Exposure to irritants such as tobacco, alcohol, hot foods, or spices
• Allergic reaction to toothpaste, mouthwash, breath fresheners, dyes in candy, plastic in dentures or retainers, or certain blood pressure medications (ACE inhibitors)
• Bacterial or viral infections (including oral herpes simplex)
• Underlying disorders : iron deficiency anemia, pernicious anemia and other vitamin B deficiencies, oral lichen planus, erythema multiform, aphthous ulcers, pemphigus vulgaris, syphilis, and others
• Yeast infection
• Dry mouth associated with connective tissue disorders, such as Sjogren syndrome
Homeopathic treatment for Glossitis
It’s very important to diagnose the underlying cause for the Glossitis. After that the treatment management is achieved.