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Glossitis: 12 Things to Know About Inflammation of the Tongue


2. Type: Chronic Glossitis

With chronic glossitis, inflammation of the tongue occurs on a frequent basis, and “may begin as a symptom of another health condition,” says AARP.org. Interestingly, chronic glossitis is more common than acute glossitis, mentioned previously.

One subtype of this is known as chronic superficial glossitis, called as such because it’s not the tongue itself that becomes inflamed, but rather the mucus that covers it. This particular type is especially common among alcoholics, tobacco users, and those who have chronic stomach or intestinal diseases.

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