Geographic tongue is a disease that affects the mucous membrane of a tongue. In medical practice, the disease has a different name – desquamative glossitis. It has an inflammatory and a degenerative nature. Glossitis is an inflammation, and the adjective “desquamative”,
Often, the desire to tell your friend “may you get the pip…” is spoken in the form of jokes, without thinking about the fact that instead of wishing “many years of life” you wish a person an unpleasant disease. A “pip” is called in medicine glossitis and can have quite unpleasant symptoms.