Frequently Asked Questions
Burning sensation on the tongue could be due to some drugs commonly taken for diabetes and hypertension. More often, it is a result of sloughing away of the epithelial lining of the tongue. If this is the case, you should avoid taking chilli-hot food till it regenerates.
2. I have a large tongue. What are the chances of getting it surgically reduced?
A large tongue develops primarily due to hormonal disturbances. Make sure that this is not the case before opting for surgery. Otherwise the chances of surgical reduction are excellent.
3. My son has a lisp when he speaks and I have noticed that his tongue has limited movement. What should be done?
The boy is suffering from a condition called Ankyloglossia, more commonly tongue-tie. A simple surgical procedure should take care of the problem. Please consult your doctor as well as an oral surgeon for the needful
4. I have just recovered from a bout of malaria and find that food does not taste the same. What should I do?
The loss of taste is temporary and has come about because of the strong drugs that you have taken. The tongue will recover over time and the taste apparatus should be all right in a fortnight's time.