Say ahhh to see if you could have one of these common tongue-related health conditions.
Your tongue could reveal surprising secrets about your health. From anemia, to autoimmune diseases, to food allergies, the tongue can sometimes be a good indicator of your overall health. Check out these common tongue-related health conditions to see if your mouth might hold the secret to what's bothering you.
These round ulcers are shallow and painful, and may pop up on the tongue, lips or the walls of the mouth. The tendency to develop aphthous ulcers may be inherited, or they may be triggered by trauma like biting your tongue or lip. Sensitivity to certain foods, certain vitamin deficiencies and diseases such as celiac disease or inflammatory bowel disease may also be a cause of these ulcers. Common topical treatments are designed to ease pain until the ulcers heal. These annoying ulcers tend to heal within 10 to 14 days without any scarring.