You probably don’t spend much time thinking about your tongue. After all, why would you? It does its job, tasting things, letting you talk, and…well, that’s about it, right?
But a close examination of your tongue can reveal some important facts about your health. That’s why your doctor looks closely at your tongue when you’re in for a check-up.
1. Small patches of white usually indicate irritation.
2. A bright red color can indicate inflammation.
3. Wrinkles on the tongue can be…wrinkles.
4. Small patches with the consistency of cottage cheese are a sign of a weakened immune system.