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This is what my blue tongue looks like. I woke up at 12:30 a.M. This morning it was not blue. Woke up at 5:30 it was blue.

This is what my blue tongue looks like. I woke up at 12:30 a.M. This morning it was not blue. Woke up at 5:30 it was blue.

Blue Tongue?: Have your dentist or physician look at your tongue when it 'is blue' so someone can figure out why (if you can't). We can't diagnose these things over the internet. ...Read more

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What is blue tongue disease?

What is blue tongue disease?

Possible condition: Oral literature doesn't describe a condition with such name. Nevertheless, the tongue can show bluish or reddish in different types of diseases. In an adult like you, it could be inflammation of the blood vessels on ventral area of tongue (varicosities) due to lose of elasticity of blood vessels, showing blue through the mucosa due to venous blood irrigation. ...Read more

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My baby has a blue tongue, nothing else is blue... acting happy and normal... whats going on?

My baby has a blue tongue, nothing else is blue... acting happy and normal... whats going on?

Blue tongue: Tough to say without being examined. Baby needs to be checked out and have their heart and lungs checked bc potential sign of cyanosis where showing the baby might not be getting enough oxygen. ...Read more

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Woke up with a blue tongue(stained blue like from blue ice cream, not oxygen blue) but i havent ate anything blue. Im extremely confused by this?

Woke up with a blue tongue(stained blue like from blue ice cream, not oxygen blue) but i havent ate anything blue. Im extremely confused by this?

Waking up with a: blue tongue is unusual. Staining by something you ate (food) or ingested (medication) and unrecognized injury are common, but not serious, causes. Most causes, however, ARE related, in one way or another, to deoxygenation. Since blue tongue may be a sign of something serious, you should see a doctor if the cause isn't apparent or if it persists over the next 24 hours. ...Read more

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I have a blue tongue skink with an upper respiratory infection. is there a way to treat it at home?

I have a blue tongue skink with an upper respiratory infection. is there a way to treat it at home?

Healthtap: Healthtap is a site dedicated to human health. Very few of the professionals here would be qualified to address home treatment of ill lizards. Sorry, but you should consult your veterinarian. ...Read more

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Bicuspid aortic valve & aortic stenosis. Baby sometimes gets a blue tongue, is there a way to treat this?

Bicuspid aortic valve & aortic stenosis. Baby sometimes gets a blue tongue, is there a way to treat this?

Yes: Bicuspid valve is a relatively common condition and most tolerate until adulthood and valve replacement. Some are treated in children with valve dilation, open repair or rarely with replacement since so small. If cyanosis is happening, need evaluation for endocardiac shunting ( pfo, asd, vsd ) etc. ...Read more

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What are some causes of light blue hairy tongue?

What are some causes of light blue hairy tongue?

Black Hairy Tongue: It is an actual condition called black hairy tongue . The papillae on the surface of the tongue become elongated and look like "hairy projections". It is caused by bacteria buildup, and things like smoking , poor oral hygiene and dry mouth can contribute. Brush your tongue and use a tongue scraper. ...Read more

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My baby has a blue tinted tongue? Kind of sticking it out more than usual too

My baby has a blue tinted tongue? Kind of sticking it out more than usual too

Other symptoms?: If your baby is otherwise well, this could normal, and may just be the venous blood that you are seeing through the baby's thin mucous membranes. If your baby is having any feeding difficulty, rapid breathing, blue skin elsewhere (called cyanosis), sweating with feedings, or poor growth, you should have her checked out as this can be a sign of congenital heart disease. ...Read more

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Why might my 4 year old have a blue ish tongue? Occasional awake sneezing [1 2x/day], increased snoring overnite [no t&a], no pauses/gasping noted.

Why might my 4 year old have a blue ish tongue? Occasional awake sneezing [1 2x/day], increased snoring overnite [no t&a], no pauses/gasping noted.

Likely Normal: The tongue surface becomes gray before the older skin cells shed.Food & meds can stain the tongue.Examining the inside of the eyelid is a better reflection of blood oxygen if that is ? & pink means the brain is getting good o2. T&a and other lymph glands in the head/neck grow faster than the kid 0-8yr then stabalize. Snoring is a common transition stage that subsides by the teens in most. ...Read more

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