Tongue peeling....what does it mean. Have an Aunt in town and
her tongue is peeling completely. Something I shouLD be aware of?

Did you find this post helpful?
First Helper JJbrown8

replied March 12th, 2007
Yes I have had my tongue peel before and my dentist didn't know what the dead skin was! I peeled it right off and it went away. It has happened again several times and I just peeled it off. It may be a problem with not brushing the tongue enough, having a tongue burned (my tongue peeled as a result of that before), or its just the body's way of getting rid of dead skin cells. I highly doubt it is serious at all, but it would be a good question to ask your dentist. If I find out anything else I will let you know.
Did you find this post helpful?
Quick Reply
Must Read
Bad breath can often be the first sign of a disease. But how do doctors define bad breath and what are the major causes of bad breath?...
Did you know that bad breath can be associated with sinus problems? Learn more about the common (and unfamiliar) causes of bad breath here....
Did you know that symptoms of bad breath depend upon medical cause? More here on major causes and related symptoms of bad when to seek help....