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Antibiotics Cause White Tongue
Depends: If the white tongue is due to a yeast infection, an anti-fungal may be of value. It needs to be assessed by a primary healthcare provider to set you on the best treatment course. The wrong antibiotic could be of no help or make it worse. The domperidone isn't likely much of a factor. ...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
Have a "white tongue" after taking an antibiotic. Requested my doctor prescribe Nystatin "swish and swallow"; is this the right thing to do?
Likely: Sounds as if you have been down this road before. Often an antibiotic will alter the balance of the flora in the mouth and the fungus comes along and takes over. The nystatin is the typical treatment. You may also scrape your tongue with your brush, floss or a tongue scraper. Stick your tongue out, place the brush, etc. On back and pull tongue back in -- easier than opposite. Good Luck. ...Read more
What could cause a white tongue? . I always have a tongue with raised lines on the inside of cheeks, and the edges of the tongue are uneven/rough.
Filiform papillae: The white coating and scalloping tongue is caused by debris and bacteria lodged between the enlarged and sometimes inflamed filiform papillae. The raised lines on the inside of cheeks is due to night teeth clenching. Keep a good oral hygiene and see your dentist for night guard fabrication. ...Read more
Are there any hormonal conditions that may cause a white tongue? My tongue looks whitish. Not in a patch, not rough, not painful, uniformally.
White tongue common: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, ; not always due to disease. Causes of a tongue that looks white include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more
Took Flucanozole for white tongue but didn't work. Past Hiv exposure 20weeks and tested negative. What may be the cause?
Many things: Many things can contribute to a white coating on the tongue. We frequently see this with nasal conditions that cause one to breath through the mouth. Other common causes include thrush and geographic tongue. Consider using a tongue scraper to remove the coating. You should see you doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a white tongue. What can cause this? And towards the back/middle is 2 red spots that hurt a little what's going on?
Many Possibilities: This could be caused by many things, some benign and not serious while others need to be looked at by a general dentist or oral surgeon. Speak to your dentist and have take a look. Then you can get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Can zithromax 1mg single use power packet be the cause of my white tongue? It's been a month since I drank it and 2 weeks since I noticed my tongue.
Unlikely: Try brushing your tongue gently, but thoroughly when you brush your teeth in the morning and evening. If the white material on your tongue does not resolve, see your dentist or primary doctor for examination and recommendations. ...Read more
23 weeks past HIV exposure. Negative rapid and duo combo tests. But have white tongue and sores under the tongue. What may be the cause and conclusive?
What could cause a yellow, white tongue that can't be scaped off? On lozenges 5days but not better. What can I use, brushing does nothing.
Can albuterol cause white tongue? . Asth not well controlled, use about 5x/day. I've had oral thrush from predn b4, this doesn't look or feel the same.
White tongue caused by long term oral tetracycline. Will this clear after tetra is stopped. What else can I do? I have tried male thrush pill, but no success
Probiotics-: You have upset the applecart of balance of all the biological flora in your body (mouth), due to taking the antibiotics which kill bacteria. Sometimes not all bad ones some of the good guys too. Praobiotics will help your digestive system reconstitute the normal flora and hopefully eventually get that tongue back to it's nice red color. A tongue brush will help also. ...Read more
Last year october I kissed my then boyfriend, I ended up with a sore dry cracked burning white tongue. Which has persisted up to now. Possible causes?
I had a tongue swab to see if my white tongue was thrush, test was negative. Is test accurate. Dr said caused my mouth breathing at night.
Can anxiety and stress and sleep deprivation due to fear of an exposure which occured in reality cause real symptoms of HIV like white tongue, thrush?
Anxiety: Can cause a dry mouth. (flight or fight response) Candida albicans causes thrush. a simple test can confirm the latter. Taking antibiotics can increase your risk of getting thrush (kill off the normal bacterial flora) If you think you have thrush have it looked at and get it treated. ...Read more
Everytime I get white tongue cause either by GERD or thrush I notice I get swollen lymph nodes on the side of chest that is sore, is that GERD related?
Need more details: White coat on tongue is not always thrush. Do you smoke? Are you sick? How do you know it is thrush? If it is thrush, you need to explore the reason for it. You need to spend some time with your DR. If your Dr fails to provide satisfaction, request a consult with a Dr of internal medicine. ...Read more
Can taking doxycycline 100 twice a day for month cause tongue candida and I stopped antibiotic 10 days ago and the problem steel exists please help?
Yes - Antibiotic SEs: It certainly can. If you can get some fluconazole that should wipe it out. Generally we start with 200 mg on the first day (2 pills of 100mg), then 100 mg pills once a day for a week to 13 days more. That should wipe it out easily. Show it to a doc if you have concerns. If you're on other meds you should check with a doc too about drug interactions with fluconazole. ...Read more
Why does the left side of my mouth still hurt after seeing a dentist and being on antibiotics for a month? Cant see dentist cause they keep cancelling
Signs of Infection: You have an infection and you should contact your dentist immediately for definitive treatment ensuring the infection does not spread or lead to additional complications. ...Read more
Un healing mouth cyst blood fills then burst antibiotics don't work what could be cause of this im 16?
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Non healing mouth cyst that fills with blood then burst antibiotics do not seem to work what could be cause of this I am16 and am stressed over this?
It is likely a mucoid cyst, if located on the inside of the cheek or lips. It is not generally associated with infection, so antibiotics would have no effect. If it continues to reoccur, sometimes it will require the cyst to be removed.
Since your cyst recurs and appears to be blood filled, I would recommend having your dentist check it out. If the cyst occurs on the gums, a dentist is a must. ...Read more