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what does it mean if i have orange tongue?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
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
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Dr. Joy Poskozim
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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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Something ingested: Certain foods, coffee, and smoking can cause orange tongue also. Don't forget to brush your tongue.
Answered on Jan 1, 2017

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