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A 16-year-old female asked:

My tongue has like a white/yellow tint to it. and there are small red bumps towards the back.. it burns to touch and my throat hurts. what is this?

1 doctor answer7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Moji Ariyo
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Coated tongue: Your tongue may be coated due to an infection which can sometimes be caused by a yeast or virus. It is very important that you see your doctor to determine the actual cause of your infection so that the appropriate treatment can be initiated.
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Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Try a tongue scrapper to remove the bacteria living on the tongue also
May 1, 2014
Last updated Feb 3, 2016


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