A 49-year-old member asked:
Woke up with orange markings on my tongue, what could this be?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 40 years experience
Stain: The most likely explanation is recently ingested food with orange coloration added to it. Candy, in particular, can leave strong short term intra-oral staining.
5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dentistry 36 years experience
Candy or foods: Usually the orange color is from candy or foods. Some antibiotics can cause an orange tongue. If it does not clear up, in a few days then you should see a doctor or oral surgeon.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 14, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.