Geographic Tongue Treatment & Management

Updated: May 14, 2018
  • Author: Robert D Kelsch, DMD; Chief Editor: Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD  more...
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Medical Care

No medical intervention is required because the lesion is benign and most often asymptomatic. [19] However, Abe et al report successful treatment with cyclosporin, [20] and Sigal and Mock reported treatment with topical and systemic antihistamines. [21] Topical retinoids and topical corticosteroids are occasionally of benefit. In psoriatic patients, the lesions may resolve during systemic therapy for the psoriasis.



Consultation with an oral pathologist is indicated if a question exists about the diagnosis.