What Is COVID Tongue?
COVID-19 tongue is a term for a variety of symptoms associated with the tongue and mouth that are experienced by some people during or after a COVID-19 infection. The symptoms include white patches on the tongue, bumps, ulcers, tongue swelling, red and swollen tongue and/or a burning sensation in the mouth. Researchers are still studying this affliction to better understand and treat it. One important question they hope to resolve is whether COVID-19 tongue might be an early symptom, allowing for earlier COVID-19 testing in individuals experiencing it.