My Tongue Has A Red Stripe In The Middle, What's Wrong?

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Yun Wan Profile
Yun Wan answered
You may have something called glossitis but, as a precaution for any medical advice, you should consult your doctor immediately with this problem.

Glossitis is often a symptom of other conditions, or problems, which can include;

- An allergic reaction to toothpaste, mouthwash, breath fresheners, dyes in candy or certain blood pressure medications (ACE inhibitors).
- A severe dry mouth, when the glands that produce saliva are destroyed.
- Bacterial infections or viruses, including oral herpes.
- Injury from burns, rough edges of teeth or dental appliances, or other trauma.
- A low level in iron (iron deficiency), certain B vitamins or lack of  vitamin B12.
- Other skin conditions such as oral lichen planus, erythema multiform, aphthous ulcers, pemphigus vulgaris or syphilis.

You could have burnt your mouth by drinking or eating something, therefore reducing the level of taste cells in your tongue caused by tobacco, alcohol, hot foods, spices, or other irritants. It could also be a slight yeast infection in the mouth. Glossitis may be passed down from generation to generation but it is not due to another disease or event.

Symptoms of this disease include difficulty chewing, swallowing or speaking, a sore and tender tongue, a change in the appearance of the tongue colour, such as fiery red, if caused by a lack of other B vitamins, as well as a slight swelling.
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ray of light answered
These occur due to inflammation of the tongue.Moreover tongue become smooth due to Papillae are lost.These are really because of some inflammation in the stomach due to medication or any other reason .

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