A 34-year-old member asked:
what does it mean if i have orange tongue?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Mike Bowman answered
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not sure: Assuming you haven' t been eating lots of orange popsicles, it could be overgrowith of a yeast or bacteria, especially if associated with bad breath or burning sensation. Try some live culture yogurt daily for a week or so. If it persists or if it is associated with severe symptoms, have it checked out.
Answered on Jan 11, 2020
Dr. Joy Poskozim answered
Specializes in Dentistry
Are you on meds?: The orange color isn't caused by the ingestion of orange colored food/drink? You can tell the difference from food colorings by the lack of a thick coating on the tongue, brushing the tongue & rinsing with a mouthwash does not fully clear the color, & if it does, it returns within hours. Meds like antibiotics can cause it. So can acid reflux. Take tums, (calcium carbonate) maalox to stop acid buildup.
Answered on Jan 1, 2017
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