What is geographic tongue?
Geographic tongue is quite common benign condition that primarily affects tongue and rarely other oral mucous membranes (lips, cheeks, palate, gums). There may be more red lesions on the tongue, which are well delimited and surrounded by a slightly raised white border. Some of the lesions can also shed. They persist in one place for some time and then completely disappear and appear elsewhere. They can be present for weeks, months or years. There is no pain present. Together with geographic lesion there can also be fissures (fissured tongue). This condition can occur at any age, more commonly in women. It may also be linked with a skin disease psoriasis. No treatment is necessary. Read more