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why is the skin on my tongue peeling

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Sounds like fungus: Soft brush you tongue from back to front gently. May need to see a dentist to get a medication to get rid of fungus along with this brushing.
Dr. Rhonda Simons
15 years experience Family Medicine
Geographic Tongue: Or many other interesting tongue conditions could be possible. Use good tooth brushing and also brush your tongue, and use a tongue scraper gently! ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Oral Thrush?: There are a number of things it could be. You would have to be clinically seen by a dentist (or ENT specialist) to be sure. My guess would be oral thr ... Read More

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
9 years experience Dentistry
Geographic tongue: Sounds like geographic tongue syndrome, it's painless and varies in shape and design every day or so like a map.., there are no treatment for geograph ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Hmmm: If you have bald spots on your tongue ; the size ; location vary from time to time it might be something known as geographic tongue. If that is the ca ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Skin peeling : Skin peeling off tongue can be due to recent burned tongue, trauma. There are few rare issues that can cause this. Consult with us to determine if you ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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White tongue coat: could very well be a yeast infection. Are you using astma inhalers or took antibiotics recently? Pleasae check with your primary care doc. Get well.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Exam: See an oral surgeon or ENT doc for diagnosis.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Not STD: No STD is a likely cause of symptoms like this. See your doctor for professional advice and diagnosis, but don't worry about STD. If you may be at ris ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shishir Shah
41 years experience Dentistry
Seen a dentist?: When was your last visit to the dentist? I call dentist as disease detectives. They can not only help prevent and maintain oral health, but can help i ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
11 years experience Dentistry
Oral lesion: Is it possible that you burned your tongue or irritated it with something else such as acid or spicy food? Very salty, sugary, or rough food? Hot tea ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Sore tongue: 38 M notes: Hey guys I have a some soreness under my tongue is very sore it's red has some purple the skin is peeling off and the tongue just looks s ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
39 years experience Dermatology
Yeast: This could be a yeast infection. If you have been on antibiotics it could predispose you to yeast. Less common causes of white plaques in the mouth ar ... Read More
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