Benign migratory glossitis is a condition that causes reddish areas on the tongue. The reddish areas may be slightly tender. The cause is unknown.
Include reddish, smooth patches on the tongue and a change in tongue color. Some people may feel tenderness, especially when drinking alcohol or eating spicy foods. Some people feel tongue burning. Soreness can be treated with an anesthetic or a steroid applied to the area. Sometimes an antifungal medicine also used.
The prevalence rate is between 1.0% and 2.5%, the highest incidence of geographic tongue is in the 20-29 age group. 150.0% of population suffered with this in 1957, Very high rates of occurrence of BMG in children in Israel (14%), with a peak age of years, were reported in studies conducted on hospitalized pediatric patients.
Benign migratory glossitis does not need to be treated. Soreness can be treated with an anesthetic or a steroid applied to the area. Sometimes an antifungal medicine may help.