Believe it or not, but your tongue may have to say something about your health

#4        A red color

 A red color

Tongues usually have a pleasant pink color, so having a red colored tongue may indicate some issues. First, red tongues are associated with a sore throat. Thus, fever and pain in the throat may indicate a bacterial infection, which is treated with antibiotics. A red and shiny tongue may also show that you are losing your taste buds, due to vitamin deficiency. Folic acid, B12, and iron should be included in your diet through supplements. But it can also be a sign of a dry mouth. The tongue is rather sensitive, and if we don’t hydrate properly, it may affect it, causing a reddish color.

#5      Bump-like formations

If you stick your tongue out a bit longer, you will notice some buds that are larger than usual in the back, but those are not necessarily a reason for concern. They might get inflamed due to various reasons. Also, having canker sores may also cause the formation of bumps. Herpes is another source for bumps, and you will treatment for that. If you keep biting your tongue, something called fibroma will develop on the tongue, which will eventually need to be medically removed. An ulcerous formation can also grow and should be monitored not to develop into a cancerous one.

#6       A blackish color and a hairy aspect

Now, you might think that a hairy tongue is indeed a very awkward appearance. But this character is given the overgrown of bacteria in your mouth, due to bacterial infections, poor oral hygiene, use of antibiotics or certain medical treatments. It grows like this because cell tends to grow faster than the body can get rid of them. Improve the oral hygiene and the issue will solve on its own.

#7      Awkward spots

 Awkward spots

As you may have noticed, the tongue has a multitude of red and white spots all over. They might give the tongue the look of a small map. The condition is given by taste buds that are worn out, and it is not a harmful thing. Even if the spots appear to move, nothing is wrong with you. And because it is a common condition, there isn’t a treatment for it.

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