What is glossitis and stomatitis?
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Stomatitis can be broken down into different categories, depending on which area of the mouth is affected: cheilitis – inflammation of the lips and around the mouth. glossitis – inflammation of the tongue. gingivitis – inflammation of the gums. pharyngitis – inflammation of the back of the mouth.
What is glossitis and cheilosis?
Cheilosis is characterized by the appearance of crack at the corners of the lips as well as bifurcation at certain points. Sometimes, blood also oozes out at those points. In the case of glossitis, small pimple-like eruptions arise on the tongue that become red and sometimes inflamed.
What is glossitis?
Glossitis is a problem in which the tongue is swollen and inflamed. This often makes the surface of the tongue appear smooth. Geographic tongue is a type of glossitis.
What is stomatitis of the mouth?
Stomatitis, a general term for an inflamed and sore mouth, can disrupt a person’s ability to eat, talk, and sleep. Stomatitis can occur anywhere in the mouth, including the inside of the cheeks, gums, tongue, lips, and palate.
What causes cheilosis?
Nutritional deficiencies can also cause cheilosis. A lack of iron or B vitamins are the most frequent missing nutrients that cause this condition. It can also be caused by an infection, commonly oral candidiasis or strep bacteria (though it can sometimes be confused with a herpes cold sore).
What causes glossitis and Cheilosis?
Vitamin B1 deficiency (thiamine deficiency) can cause glossitis. Vitamin B2 deficiency (ariboflavinosis) can cause glossitis, along with angular cheilitis, cheilosis, peripheral neuropathy and other signs and symptoms. The glossitis in vitamin B2 deficiency is described as magenta.
What is the cause of glossitis?
Glossitis is often caused by an infection. Other causes include injury, irritation from tobacco or spicy foods, or a poor diet. Glossitis can make it hard for you to talk, chew, or swallow, especially if you get sores on your tongue. Treatment for glossitis depends on the cause.