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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?

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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.
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
Try a tongue scrapper to remove the bacteria living on the tongue also
May 1, 2014

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