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geographic tongue

My mother has suffered from polymyalgia rheumatica for 6 years and has been on steroids to treat it. The steroids have caused geographic tongue ( we know this as she came off the steroids for 18 months and the tongue cleared up) unfortunatley she has had to go back on steroids as the condition returned, and subsequently the tongue has begun to be problematic again
  suepannell on 2005-04-04
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are you hoping to treat the polymyalgia rheumatica or the geographic tongue??? I think if the tongue is so strongly related to the steroids then maybe there is an alternative to steroids? homeopathy maybe?
erika last decade
I was hoping to find a possible solution to the geographic tongue, I was not aware that homeopathy could treat something quite so severe as PMR. Any suggestions very welcome!!!!
suepannell last decade
if the geographic tongue is definitely caused by the steroids then it will be unlikely that homeopathy can cure it while the steroids are being taken - as the steroids are the cause.
to try to help the PMR it would be necessary for you to describe as much as you can about what happened before it started and the symptoms your mother experiences, also a good description of your mother, her personality and health/ailments before this started....in a lot of detail....there is no promise as to how much homeopathy would help but it is worth a try - particularly as the steroids are only reducing inflammation and pain most probably, rather than helping the body heal itself. there are probably others on this forum with more experience of this than I have. please let us know if you want this help and we will try.
erika last decade
I have had a geographic tongue for as long as I can remember. I am now 35 and I hate this condition. Does anyone know of a remedy?
islandwahine last decade
Over a month ago I started to have ulcers and small cuts on my tongue and in my inner lips. It stings and feels like swollen. I'm undergoing dentatl treatments (bridges etc) and I noticed it gets worse after my dentist session. Is there any homeo remedy that I could use? I never experienced anything like this and it's quite unpleasant
carla last decade
I think you'll find a liberal coating of the tongue with liquid gaviscon each night before bed will provide persistent relief from the discomfort of this condition
Medici last decade
Geographic tongue is caused from acute allergy. If your mom is having G.T. from steroids then she is having an allergic reaction to the steroids. I had geographic tongue in connection with fall and winter hay fever every year. Your best bet is to find a Dr. that does NAET (allergy elimination therapy) and get treated for the allergy. It's non invasive and doesn't use any needles. Type NAET into your search engine and go to the web site to find a practitioner in your area. I also recommend reading "Say Goodbye to Illness" by Dr. Devi Nambudripad before going for NAET. It will help you understand what it is and how it works. It is phenominal! I got my book on line from Amazon.
djwnov463 last decade
I have had this condition for around 9 years since my second daughter was born. Doctors told me there was no cure for it. Recently a pharmacist told me that it was due to allergy and that a huge percentage of people were allergic to dairy so I should try going dairy-free for a couple of weeks. He thought that milk in tea/coffee should be allowable. Guess what? After 9 years - a miracle. My tongue healed up. No drugs or prescription. I have now discovered that my principal problem seems to be cheese. For my whole life I have had cheese for lunch virtually every day! Finally my body has said enough. I rarely have cheese now. I do love pizza though so occasionally I do indulge in pizza and pay for it for the next few days.
Auckland, New Zealand
dexter last decade
I have had GT for 2 years and I dispise it. I have found that GT is a fungus caused from yeast die off and overgrowth. My doctor prescribes diflucan 100mg per day for 15 days and have had good results. Although, I find that dairy (milk and cheese) places a factor. I just don't know how. allergies maybe? GT is rather tricky to eliminate but not hard to keep under control. Maintaing my consumption of yeast products and dairy helps alot! Also, antibiotics caused GT to come back worse. You see, I also have frequent Sinus Infections and antibiotics helps to kill of bad bacteria but also kills good bacteria therefore leaving me exposed. Anyone else have any similar symptoms or experience? any feedback would be great!!
mentor last decade
I have registered to share this with you. It worked for me after 25 years or so with this. I have tried most things suggested to me by doctors, but finally came up with three sticks of Big Red cinnamon gum per day. It has taken about three months, but I now feel that I am finally clear of it. I could tell that it was having a positive effect after a couple of weeks. Good luck.
gunflash last decade
I have had GT for my whole life. I can always tell if I am about to be sick because my tounge gets really bad (its never really good). I had my first child about 16 months ago and yesterday I noticed that his tounge was breaking out. Does anybody know if it is possible that it is genetic? I have never heard that it is an allergie but am conserened for my son because i have hated it. Any suggestions on what to try since my son already doesn't drink cows milk and is to young to tell me if it is painful?
ehill last decade

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