Tongue

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Hi there

For the past few weeks, I’ve noticed my tongue looking a bit patchy. There’s like white borders around reddish areas - I’ve linked pictures below. Does anyone know what it is - I’m thinking geographic tongue, but I don’t know?

Thank you

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    I’ve added the pics but it’s not showing up for me (I’m on my phone) - let me know if it hasn’t uploaded. 

    I dont really any pain or anything, maybe mild discomfort but I don’t know if that’s psychological. 

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      To attach pictures, make sure you're posting from either a tablet or a computer, not a cellphone as it would not give you the option to upload media. You should see a screen similar to the one I attached below 👇 

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    Thank you!
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      I see patches in some of the pictures. But it's still not suggestive of anything. Honestly, it might be because of something you ate. Or may I ask? How thoroughly do you brush you tongue? I ask because some people think it's not very healthy to brush the tongue hard, to which I say WRONG! The tongue must  be well brushed. So, if this is you I'd suggest thorough brushing of good tongue; then watch and see if the patches reappear. I hope this helps.

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      Thanks for the reply! 

      I didn’t look at my tongue for two days and finally looked today - and it’s all gone! I do have some red patches though, but I was mostly worried about the white lines. 

      I do have Crohn’s disease, and was in the middle of a flare up after a plane ride - figured it must be something related to that.

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