The tongue coating is the result of digestion. You might think that a symptom on your tongue—such as an unusual color or texture—is no big deal, but what happens in your mouth can often be a helpful glimpse into your overall health. Tongue Cancer Tumors can form almost anywhere in the body and your tongue is no exception. The parallel cracks on the right side are showing tension in the right shoulder or back area, depending where they are located on the right side. My mother said I probably got it because I've been sucking on sweets or something, which funny enough I was sucking on throat sweets 3 - 6 of them during the day before the crack's became present. For film that is grey, black or brown, a Vata imbalance is indicated. Ginger tea can also benefit indigestion, bloating, and nausea.
Once a cause is identified, remedies can be used to cure your cracked tongue. From the little information I know, this definitely is a Pitta imbalance meaning there is an excessive amount of heat in the body and blood. Around 2-5 percent of the population in the United States has fissured tongue. Your tongue may develop fissures if you are constantly brushing the lateral borders or dorsal surface of the tongue. This involves brushing the top surface and eliminating any bacteria and debris from the cracks.
I highly recommend to visit your local Chinese doctor who will help you balance out your Deficiencies by Acupuncture and Herbs. According to ancient Chinese medicine, the appearance of the tongue can reflect the health of the entire body. You may also find that food get stuck in these cracks, causing bad breath and increasing your risk of developing a bacterial or fungal infection in your mouth. What is a Cracked tongue? A weak immune system can be as a result of vaginal yeast infection, cancer, and diabetes. A is a benign noncancerous condition. For Kapha, the coating will be thick and whitish.
When you look in the mirror and stick out your , do you see cracks? In general, a fissured tongue is not painful, but acidic, hot or spicy foods may irritate the tongue, causing it to burn or develop a pins and needles sensation. You cannot cure this condition once it develops but artificial tears and saliva stimulants can help to control the symptoms. Teeth Marks Around the Perimeter of the Tongue: Unfortunately, it is quite common to see indentation marks along the outside perimeter of the tongue. Doctors believe mine to be geographic tonuge as I have patches that move around, but I also have a lot of red dots along my tongue and particularly a lot at the front of my tongue. Also, the condition affects older people as it becomes more accentuated as one age. If the coating is grey, black, or brown, you can assume toxins; if the coating is orange, reddish, yellow, or green, this indicates toxins; and finally, if there is a thick, whitish coating, you can think toxins.
Tongue coat shows the effect of the organs, especially the Stomach Qi. The grooves or fissures could be deep or shallow, one or more and may occur on any side of the tongue. Fissure tongue describes a tongue with multiple furrows or grooves on the surface. I also have noted tongues with coats both white and yellow, sticky and thin. They will temporarily turn the tongue red. Difference between Qi insufficiency and Blood insufficiency is going to be in the moisture. For herpes, a prescription anti-viral pill is needed.
That said, some underlying causes have their own risk factors which can influence who is most susceptible. In Asian and African people these red dots can look brown. As the salivary and tear glands are damaged, symptoms like a sore and cracked tongue, dry mouth, fatigue, joint pain, and burning or itchy eyes will develop. Also eat soups, stews and blends, where the foods are easy to digest. Some have found that spearmint can help to heal cracks in the tongue and neutralize the pain. Eating or exposure to a broken tooth may also cause constant friction on the tongue that could cause cracking for fissures.
But with geographic tongue, patches of those tiny bumps are missing. As mentioned above, your tongue is coated in a layer of papillae, which grow over time like hairs. The depth and size of the cracks or fissures vary. Always speak with your physician or other healthcare professional before taking any medication or nutritional, herbal, or homeopathic supplement, or using any treatment for a health problem. This disorder causes the body to attack its own moisture producing glands which can lead to fatigue, joint pain, dry mouth, itching and burning eyes or cracked tongue. Repletion cold: fur is white slippery and thick, pale body Vacuity cold: body pale and enlarged and tender, damp and scalloped Red tongue. A rosy tongue can sometimes go hand-in-hand with a sore throat.
For Kapha, the coating will be thick and whitish. A thick tongue coat in the center of the tongue body or toward the back of the tongue indicates an overburdened digestive system. Normal coat is thin white smooth and evenly distributed and slightly moist. Tongue Diagnosis: When the very tip of the tongue is red this means that there is a major emotional cause of whatever the rest of the tongue indicates as dis-ease. The size of the cracks determines the severity and cause underlying condition. The tongue is a great indicator for various issues in the body.
Unfortunately, to give proper recommendations, I would need to know a lot more information and history on not just the issue, but on you as a whole. Men are affected a bit more as compared to their counterpart, the women. Can also be blood stasis. She recommends a few things to improve this including, taking digestive enzymes with meals, and avoiding fizzy drinks. Ulcers here can mean cancer of the breasts. A blood sample may be taken to identify any nutritional deficiencies.