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3 things your tongue reveals about your health

2. The red tongue

A red tongue can be a sign of certain nutrient deficiency or oral problems such as:

  • B-12 deficiency

The deficiency of folic acid or vitamin B-12 can make your tongue appear red. Hence you certainly need to increase your vitamin intake by following a nutritious diet practice.

  • Benign migratory glossitis

It is a harmless and non-contagious condition making map-like patterns on your tongue. This condition can be a significant symptom of various allergies, deficiencies, diabetes or stress.

  • Scarlet fever
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A bacterial illness making your tongue look red and bumpy. To highlight, scarlet fever if left untreated, can lead to more serious disorders affecting the heart, kidneys, and other organs.

  • Kawasaki disease

A common disease in infants and kids causes the tongue to appear red, accompanied by other symptoms such as high fever, inflammation of blood vessels etc.


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