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tapeworms coming out of tongue

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
2 things to do:: First, brush, floss and rinse your mouth out better before you go to sleep and do this on a regular basis. Second, we have no way of knowing whether o ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Not tapeworm: Probably not tapeworm. Your physician can send a sample of your stool for analysis. Call physician's office to discuss the need for such a test.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Very unlikely: There may be no symptoms wi Tapeworm. GI tapeworm infection sx's may include: weight loss, weakness, decreased appetite, nausea, loose stools, abdomi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Wolfson
36 years experience Dentistry
Avoid salt: There is no easy answer here, could this be an allergic reaction? Hard to say. The salt could cause a histimine release and cause the tongue to swel ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
33 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Probably not.: Salt, spices and acids such as citrus fruits can cause the tongue to swell. As long as it is mild swelling and not making breathing a problem, you pro ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Dentist & physician: See an oral surgeon or an oral pathologist for a consultation. There may or may not also be medical considerations complicating matters, so you may h ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
22 years experience Dermatology
This : This condition is typically called "black, hairy tongue". Some of the causes include antibiotic use, smoking, poor oral hygiene, and drinking coffee. ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Tapeworms are dangerous in children and adults. They lead to loss of weight, nutritional deficiences, and malnutrition. These can lead to problems i ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Raw meat...: Eating raw or undercooked meat from an animal infected with the tapeworm is usually how it is contracted.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Asymptomatic or sx: Many people who have tapeworms have no sxs other than seeing worms or worm parts with a bowel movement. Possible sxs/ signs can include: weight loss, ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel McGee
16 years experience Family Medicine
Black Tongue: Black 'hairy' tongue can be caused by lengthening of the bumps on the end of the tongue, or papillae. They are often rubbed away with eating but can ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Black Tongue: Black tongue can be from foods or candies, from a yeast or 'thrush' infection among other rare things. If there are any other symptoms or concerns pl ... Read More
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