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Doctor insights on: Causes Of White Stuff On The Tongue

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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?

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

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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


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White. Stuff. On. Back. Of tongue.

White. Stuff. On. Back. Of tongue.

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

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How can I make it so I get the white stuff off your tongue?

How can I make it so I get the white stuff off your tongue?

White tongue: You can brush your tongue with your tooth brush or buy a tongue "scraper". Diet and saliva composition may prevent full removal of the "white stuff". ...Read more

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Why does a child have white stuff on the back of their tongue?

Why does a child have white stuff on the back of their tongue?

FOOD DEBRIS: Food gets "ground" in the mouth and also milk and derivative cause white plaque formation.
Many children don't scrub their teeth properly, neither scrape their tongue specially at night. This is the main reason. ...Read more

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Having white stuff in tongue in the mornings what could it be?

Having white stuff in tongue in the mornings what could it be?

Probably normal: Unless you have symptoms.
If you scrape the white stuff and no bleeding or the base appears normal, probably normal. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to scrape the white stuff off my tongue?

Is it possible for me to scrape the white stuff off my tongue?

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

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How do I clean my tongue when it has all that white stuff on it?

You can scrap it but: The real question is why is the tongue white. It may be due to yeast infection. You can ask your physician, dentist, dermatologist or an ENT physician to get the correct diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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Tongue has white stuff on it when I brushmy tongue it comes off but after a bleeds just a lii?

Tongue has white stuff on it when I brushmy tongue it comes off but after a bleeds just a lii?

Possible yeast: You may have a yeast infection, if it is like the photo.

See your dentist to have them determine your exact problem and work out the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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No matter how much I scrape my tongue, I can't get the layer of white stuff off.  is this normal?

No matter how much I scrape my tongue, I can't get the layer of white stuff off.  is this normal?

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

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What should I do about the white stuff on my tongue?

What should I do about the white stuff on my tongue?

Brush your tongue: Use a soft brush and/or a tongue scraper to clean your tongue. If the cleaning does not get the white off, then see a dentist for a rx for fungus. ...Read more

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What can be used to eliminate white stuff coating a baby's tongue?

What can be used to eliminate white stuff coating a baby's tongue?

See below: If it is only on the tongue, I would use a finger brush and gently clean it off. If you see white spots on the gums and cheeks, your child needs medication. ...Read more

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White stuff on the side of my tongue and it hurts underneth and on top?

See your doctor: You may have a yeast infection and your doctor needs to see you. She will diagnose and treat the problem. You may be on other medication that causes that problem. ...Read more

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I have white stuff on the back of my tongue and big bumps on the back of my tongue?

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

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My son is 15 and he has white stuff on the side of his tongue that's been there, also reoccurring cold sores. Why?

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

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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?

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

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Is there a good way to get rid of yellow stuff on tongue?

Is there a good way to get rid of yellow stuff on tongue?

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

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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?

Needs to be seen: These types of issues cannot be diagnosed over the internet. I think you want to know if you have it, and not could you have thrush. You will need to see a physician or an oral surgeon for a one on one clinical evaluation an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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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

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How do I prevent white stuff from forming on my tongue during the day? I brush it off in the morning but when I get home in the afternoon, it's there

Hydrate: Number one scenario is dehydration. Even though u may not "feel" dehydrated, u'r body is telling u to hydrate. Other aspect to consider is Oral Thrush-fungal infection-should as doctor for such a scenario ...Read more

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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

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

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How do I get rid off the white stuff (oral thrush) on my tongue for good?

How do I get rid off the white stuff (oral thrush) on my tongue for good?

Medication: Take the appropriate anti-fungal medication and avoid those things that can increase your chances of getting it again. ...Read more

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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?

Very common: One of the best ways to get rid of film on your tongue is to just clean your tongue. There are grooves, fissures and ridges on your tongue that trap food and bacteria. Ask your dentist for a tongue scraper and proper technique. ...Read more