Itching Or Burning And White Patches On Tongue

Reviewed on 10/31/2022

White patches on the tongue can be a sign of fungal infection known as oral thrush. Itching and burning can accompany allergic reactions such as hay fever. Itching or burning can also sometimes be signs of damage to the peripheral nerves. Always discuss any concerning symptoms with your health care provider, and visit your healthcare provider if you believe you have signs of an infection so that you can receive appropriate treatment.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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