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There are a variety of diseases and conditions that can cause tongue problems, discoloration, and soreness. Though most tongue problems are not serious. Conditions such as leukoplakia, oral thrush, and oral lichen planus may cause a white tongue while Kawasaki syndrome, scarlet fever, and geographic tongue may cause the tongue to appear red. A black hairy tongue may be caused by overgrown papillae on the tongue. Canker sores, smoking, and trauma may cause soreness of the tongue.

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Terms related to Tongue Problems:

  • Black Hairy Tongue
  • Burning Tongue Syndrome
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Red Tongue
  • Strawberry Tongue