Itching can appear on any part of the body. It can also occur on the tongue. Usually, when itching occurs, there is a reason for it. The causes of itching range from completely harmless to conditions that require medical attention.
What could be the cause of an itchy tongue?
Itching in the mouth can be an indicator of some kind of allergy or contamination, infection when eating poorly washed food. It most commonly affects the tongue, throat, inner cheeks, and lips.
Allergies are the most common causes of itchy tongue and throat. These symptoms can appear after irritation from various allergens, most often food, pollen.
Among the most common causes of food allergies accompanied by an itchy tongue, are nuts, fish, soy, eggs, dairy products, writes Medical News Today.
If it is stronger, the itching in the mouth and on the tongue may be a sign of a more serious condition - anaphylactic shock Therefore, it is necessary to monitor the symptoms and act quickly because this condition is life-threatening. Anaphylaxis is characterized by progressive symptoms, such as dizziness, shortness of breath, rapid pulse, vomiting, chest tightness.
Itchy tongue can also be due to fungal infections in the oral cavity. It can also be caused by a viral infection. Due to the inflammation in the upper respiratory tract, the mucous membranes in the oral cavity are also affected, and itching is a result of it.
In order to determine the cause of an itchy tongue, it is important to consult a doctor. He will most accurately determine what the symptoms are due to
Herpes or infections caused by yeast can also be a possible cause of an itchy tongue, says he althline.com.
After consultation with a doctor, the most accurate treatment for your condition will be determined. Do not rush to take medication before you know what exactly is causing the itching in the oral cavity and on the tongue. Among the possible medications are antihistamines, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral drugs.