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Causes Of White Stuff On The Tongue
5 mos ago diagnosis h pylori. Tongue was painful & sore under white stuff. Never diagnosis as thrush & now have a veru sore spot on side tongue. Keeps rubbing tooth?
Candidasus: Even though you were never Dx wuth thrush mote that's what it was and it could be now. Everytime you are taking antibiotics fungal infection are likely to happen. To prevent this ypu can try yogurt or probiotics. If you di not find reliefe with this you may need a prescription to overcpme the candida albicans infection ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Coated tongue: Many people develop a coating on their tongue which can be easily removed by using a tongue scraper daily. However, if you have pain or discomfort or that does not resolve this issue, you should see your dentist as there are other conditions that require treatment. ...Read more
Unless you have symptoms.
If you scrape the white stuff and no bleeding or the base appears normal, probably normal. ...Read more
Usually, yes: Usually I see a harmless coating consisting of dead bacteria, dead cells from the tongue, all combined with a mucous and saliva mixture that coats the tongue. Use the cupped side of a spoon or a tongue scraper to clean the surface of the tongue. See your dentist to rule out a more serious condition like thrush, which is a yeast infection of the tongue. ...Read more
It is normal: The "white stuff" is keratin from the underlying tongue tissue. Also the taste buds in the top part of the tongue are long and "finger-like." the anatomy of the taste buds and this keratin layer can sometimes make the tongue look "hairy." this is completely benign. Scrubbing your tongue is not needed and cause harm. ...Read more
Examination: To play it safe, get it looked at. A white coating on the tongue is fairly common and the bumps you see may be the normal presence of large taste buds. Without seeing you, however, it is impossible to know if there is an issue requiring treatment. At the very least get a tongue scraper and see if it cleans up at all. ...Read more
My son is 15 and he has white stuff on the side of his tongue that's been there, also reoccurring cold sores. Why?
Tongue: The white on the sides of the tongue may be from clenching and local irritation of the sides of the tongue. See the dentist to check it out. There is no specific cure for cold sores but see the doctor to get a check up to look for other causes ...Read more
Some sort of brown stuff all over tongue with much more at the back. Can scrape off but more comesback. Large red lumps all over tongue. What is this?
Brown tongue: Is usually caused by plaque, staining, debris, bacteria especially in patients that smoke & drink lots of coffee. Red bumps are probably normal of more likely inflamed papillae (taste buds). Just like you have to brush\floss your teeth & shower or bath every day, you should use a tongue blade to keep your tongue clean. All this is conjecture, see your own dentist for exam & accurate appraisal. ...Read more
Analyze routines: If you brush 2x daily (including tongue) use a tongue scraper daily, floss every night, and use mouthrinse 2x daily and you see a dentist on a regular basis the yellow stuff on your tongue may go away. You may also have a concurrent fungal infection, check with your dentist to see if he thinks an anti-fungal is appropriate. If your a smoker you may be stuck with the yellow until you quit. ...Read more
My 10 year old has 101 fever, hurts when he sticks his tongue out and white stuff under his tongue. What could this be? Thank you.
Hiv rapid tests past 16weeks negative but with white stuff on my tongue and my body feels hot when touched. Are my test conclusive?
Asked my dentist and she said it was normal to have white stuff on my tongue, but I know I can have a pink tongue. What else can I do?
Tongue scraper: Try using a tongue scraper every day. ...Read more
I have white stuff on back of my tongue, when I brush most of it comes off but then it rebuilds again during the day, is this normal?
I have this white stuff in my tongue that comes off when I scrape it and it bleeds when I do and also my tonsils have holes on them could it be trush?
Hi, it's been 3years that all of a sudden my mom can't taste anything, specially when she has sweat and salty stuff she can't feel the tip of her tongue?
What to do if I have a white tongue and white mold-like stuff is appearing on the roof of my mouth?
Possibly Thrush: There are various causes of coating of the tongue and other oral surfaces. It could be from medications, food eaten, allergies, etc. However, it could be an oral yeast infection. You should make an appointment with your dentist or dermatologist to examine the area and determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more
I have white stuff all over my tongue and its gettin all ocer the tongue my tasting is funny. My throar hurts when I sneeze and it feels dry wen I eat?
Been told on here that white stuff on tongue could be leukoplakia. But wouldn't that be unlikely at only 25? Pathologists and oncologists only please
Unlikely: White stuff is usually a white or colored plaque and uncommon in young, except if white plaque is from chronic mechanical irritation, immune deficiency or smoking among others.. Usually disappears after a few weeks but if persistent or hairy, may need a shave biopsy for pathologist or oncologist to assess if it is reactive tissue and rule out a neoplasm. ...Read more
I think I may have burnt the side of my tongue or bit it there is a sore there and hurts when I eat hot stuff what can I do to min the pain to eat??
Medication: Take the appropriate anti-fungal medication and avoid those things that can increase your chances of getting it again. ...Read more
Why does my tongue seem to have a film on it? I don't drink coffee or smoke and my dentist said my tongue doesn't have papillary stuff?
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