Brownish Spots Appear On The Tip Of The Tongue, Is It Dangerous?

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Hello, I want to ask, there have long been brown spots on the tip of my tongue, and the edges of my tongue are bumpy. During this time I did not feel any other symptoms. Is that dangerous or not?

1 Answer:

Hi Sri,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Brown spots on the tip of the tongue accompanied by a bumpy area on the edge of the tongue do not always indicate an illness. The tongue is composed of skeletal muscles covered by a layer of mucosa with papillae on it. Due to contact with various types of food, the tongue can change color to reddish or brown. Usually, this condition occurs if you have consumed foods or drinks that are too hot, spicy, and oily. The muscles that make up the tongue are elastic. When the tongue is stretched out of the mouth, the muscles will stretch. Meanwhile, when the tongue is pulled back in, then the muscles can contract, this condition may be your tongue as a bumpy area on the edge of your tongue.


If the above conditions that you experience, these conditions are not dangerous and do not need special treatment. However, if you feel that the complaint is extremely disturbing, unnatural, and worrying, it would not hurt you to check yourself directly to the nearest doctor or dentist. In some rare conditions, the complaint on your tongue may also indicate an illness, for example:


Fungal infections of the oral cavity
Other microorganism infections, such as herpes simplex, bacteria
Irritation (leukoplakia), for example due to scratched food spines, excessive alcohol or cigarette consumption

Liken planus (autoimmune disorders)

Cancer of the tongue, and so on

With a direct doctor's examination, of course your condition can be diagnosed earlier and started also faster. In the meantime, we advise you not to peel or gouge brown spots that appear on your tongue with your hands or any tool. Be diligent at brushing your teeth, clean your tongue with a special tongue cleaner, then rinse your mouth with an antiseptic solution. Do not forget, reduce the habit of consuming spicy and excessive oily foods. Don't also smoke or consume alcohol.


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