Human tongue is organ that consists of groups of muscles and help us feel the taste of food, to swallow and talk. The color, texture and humidity of the tongue may indicate the health of your organism in general. If you notice changes from the normal way your tongue looks or feels then it is usually sign that something is going on inside your organism and you need to react in time and seek for help.
CHANGES ON YOUR TONGUE YOU SHOULD NOT IGNORE
The surface of your tongue can sometimes become black from bacteria and fungi that is gathered on the tongue. These changes can also occur from some food and drinks or tobacco, especially if you don’t take proper care for the oral cavity. Common use of antibiotics may also cause your tongue to become black. Your tongue can also become black as a result of dehydration, enormous amounts of coffee you drink or even mouthwash.
Even though this is not that serious condition, make sure you visit your doctor, especially if this condition lasts more than 10 days.
Bacteria are also the cause of yellow tongue. Bacteria that are gathered on the surface on the tongue can also cause inflammation especially it your organism is dehydrated, if you breathe through mouth, if your body temperature is increased and you smoke too much. Make sure you wash your oral cavity regularly scrub well the tongue when you brush the teeth and drink enough water and this will probably solve the problem of yellow tongue.
White surface on your tongue
Your body lacks water if you notice that your tongue is covered in white surface. But this may also be as a result of mouth candidiasis. Candidiasis is infection caused by candida which may occur as a weak immunity or as a side effect of therapy with strong antibiotics. White tongue can also be a symptom of leukoplakia. The white spots in the oral cavity can be lesions that are sometimes first symptoms of cancer.
If your tongue is bright red color and the taste receptors of taste are swollen and feel like strawberry seeds and this condition is followed with increased body temperature then you may be dealing with various disorders. One is B 12 deficiency as well as deficiency of folic acid. Strawberry tongue is also symptom of scarlet fewer as well as Kawasaki disease. Both of the conditions are requiring medical care and therefore if you notice your tongue looks like strawberry then see your doctor immediately.
If you by any chance notice light to dark brown spots on your tongue, see the doctor immediately because it may be symptom of melanoma or skin cancer.
Lumps followed with pain
Small cracks, cuts, bites and hot food can cause pain or formation of lumps. They can appear in people that suffer from diabetes and anemia. Smoking and stress will also cause these kinds of symptoms. But lumps and pain can also be a symptom of cancer of oral cavity so it is recommended to see a doctor if the lump and pain last more than 2 weeks.
Numbness and loss of scent
These are the symptoms that are linked to damages of nerves. It can occur during some dental intervention but also after a stroke, and if you start feeling numbness and loss of scent in the tongue see your doctor immediately.