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White coating on the back of tongue

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably normal: These may simply be prominent taste buds since you have no symptoms. An examination by a physician would reassure you if you still have concerns.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Nesbitt
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Yes: You may get any STD in this manner. See your physician if you have these lesions. Treatment will be needed
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
mononucleosis?: Could be mononucleosis or a tonsillitis. See your doctor.
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
May be viral: Some viral pharyngitis infections may look and feel just as miserable as a strept infection. If it is not strept or another bacteria, antibiotics are ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Eidman
36 years experience Dentistry
Fungal infection: The white coating could be a fungal infection. You should see your dentist about that. Good home care usually helps.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Tongue coating: White coating on the tongue as opposed to permanent white patch is usually harmless. Causes include certain foods,harmless bacteria, inadequate dental ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Gagging: When you try to clean the back of the tongue gagging is a normal event. To reach the back you would need to buy a tongue scraper. If you go to an Indi ... Read More
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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
It's plaque: Some people have more of it than others. Nothing abnormal. Just make sure you are brushing your tongue as well as part of your daily hygiene regimen ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis Titlow
39 years experience Dentistry
Buildup of a lot : It is a buildup of food particles, bacteria, sloughing dead tissue and a variety of things. Because the tongue surface has deep fissures everything g ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Tongue Coating: you could have a yeast infection. Time to see your doctor for an evaluation.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Oral Thrush : Could be an infection with yeast (candida).
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