1 – If you have slit tongue
A “crack” in your language can develop with age. If you notice cracks in your tongue, they may be harmless. These can be genetically inherited. If you notice a rupture accompanied by an unexplained swelling of the face or lips, contact a doctor. This may be a sign of a rare disease called Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome.
2- If the tongue has a thick white coat
A coarse white coat in your tongue is a sign of tonsil infection called “candidiasis”. It seems more exposed in children and young people, but it can also occur to people who have prostheses, have a weak immune system, or are receiving antibiotics. If you discern, visit your doctor to determine how to treat them.
3- If you have a tongue wound
Biting your tongue can cause an injury. The exact cause of wounds in tongues in most people is unknown, but stress and acidic foods can cause and aggravate them. If your wounds do not disappear within two weeks, have a meeting with your doctor. They may also be a sign of oral cancer.
4 – If the tongue has corrugated edges
If the edges of the tongue are hardened, this may mean that the tongue is swollen. Swelling causes it to clog with the teeth leaving marks. This usually occurs due to allergy, thyroid problems, fever or dehydration.
5- If your tongue is red and odd
Good news: If your language is red and abnormal, you have nothing to worry about. Small language extensions are called “papillae” and respond to the sweet tastes you experience when feeding.
6- If your tongue has white spots
White spots that appear on the side or bottom of the tongue may be a sign of “leukoplakia”, a reaction to language irritation. Constant irritation causes cells in the affected area to increase more than usual. It is not always a major concern, but it can be a starting point for cancer if it is more developed. Check with your doctor if it is not something more serious.
7- If your tongue is red and you are hot
If the tongue becomes deep red and is accompanied by a high fever, immediately contact your doctor. This may be a sign of sore throat infections or Kaaveasaki disease, which affects the blood vessels. Kaasaki is an autoimmune non-contagious disease found in children under the age of eight. If your child is experiencing these symptoms, visit your doctor to treat them.