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Does black hairy tongue cause bad breath? I have developed black hairy tongue and am very worried about my breath. Is bad breath a common symptom?

Does black hairy tongue cause bad breath? I have developed black hairy tongue and am very worried about my breath. Is bad breath a common symptom?

Yes: Black hairy tongue is caused by the elongation of the papillas of the tounge , caused by an overgrowth of fungi. Most likely brought on by taking antibiotics or certain mouthwashes. Bad breath can occur when sulpher compounds collect in the elongated papilla. Tongue scraping can help. ...Read more

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Black hairy tongue is caused by what problems?

Black hairy tongue is caused by what problems?

Change in oral flora: Hairy tongue does not result only from poor oral hygiene. Dental offices are full of people with poor oral hygiene - they don't have hairy tongue. Poor hygiene is a big factor, but hairy tongue is caused by a change in the natural bacteria in your mouth. This change is caused by long-term antibiotics, steroids, immune suppression, or a systemic problem. It's not as simple as not brushing 2x daily. ...Read more

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What will cause a higher body temp and a really itchy vagina? I did have black hairy tongue, could that cause an infection in my vagina?

What will cause a higher body temp and a really itchy vagina? I did have black hairy tongue, could that cause an infection in my vagina?

Black hairy tongue: A black hairy tongue is a harmless condition thought to be caused by a buildup of bacteria. The discoloration can be caused by poor oral hygiene, smoking, coffee and tea, dry mouth, and diseases that disrupt the normal bacteria in the mouth. It has no relation to vaginal infections. ...Read more

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What causes a black tongue?

What causes a black tongue?

Black tongue: Black tongue has been linked to poor oral hygiene, smoking or chewing tobacco , alcohol, cocaine, beverages like coffee, dry mouth, radiation and medications like penicillin, erythromycin , doxycycline etc, http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/hairy-tongue/ ...Read more

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What causes a black hairy tongue?

Overgrown papillae: The tongue is coated with taste receptors termed papillae. These normally stay short from food chewing and constant rubbing in normal activity of the mouth. If they grow longer, they can be stained darker by food and other substances in the mouth. It is not harmful and is not pathologic. You can lessen it by brushing the tongue as well as your teeth with your toothbrush. ...Read more

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What causes a black hairy tongue?

What causes a  black hairy tongue?

Papillae overgrowth: The tongue is coated with taste receptors termed papillae. These normally stay short from food chewing and constant rubbing in normal activity of the mouth. If they grow longer, they can be stained darker by food and other substances in the mouth. It is not harmful and is not pathologic. You can lessen it by brushing the tongue as well as your teeth with your toothbrush. ...Read more

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What the cause of black spot in tongue?

What the cause of black spot in tongue?

Many: Black spots on tongue may be caused by the natural pigmentation of the tongue, but it can also be a warning sign that you are developing a more serious condition such as hairy tongue. I would visit your dentist to have this checked. ...Read more

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What causes black ulcers on and under tongue?

Get it checked out!: Black ulcers on and under ones tongues are suspicious and need to be evaluated by a physician. They may need to be biopsied/ sample taken to make sure they are not cancerous and determine a cause. There are benign ulcers but these are red based ulcers, painful and called canker sores. There are benign black tongue changes, called black hairy tongue, but this only occurs on the top of ones tongue. ...Read more

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