Red patchy tongue

Patient

Q: I've noticed my tongue has many small red patches on it. I'll took a closer look in the morror and some of my taste buds are end lames and look like mini red balloons. This texture has been moving from the back if my tongue forward throughout the past few weeks. The back is very bunny and patchy, and feels like corse sandpaper. The tip and sides of my tongue are a little bit sore when I press it against my teeth. Do you have any idea what this is?

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