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Green to brown coating on tongue and roof of mouth and blood speckled mucus sometimes.

Green to brown coating on tongue and roof of mouth and blood speckled mucus sometimes.

You need evaluation: This could be as simple as a yeast infection of your mouth but when you are producing blood speckled mucous I would be very worried about more serious causes! I believe it's time you see a physician and get a thorough history of this illness and a physical examination! You may need to be referred to a specialist after this is completed! ...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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Can we stop this white tongue coating from forming. Does it line our throats right down?

Can we stop this white tongue coating from forming. Does it line our throats right down?

Brush tongue: Try brushing your tongue to remove the coating. Usually there is food and bacterial debris on the tongue that causes the coating.
Allergies and post nasal drip can cause your throat to be sore and have the feeling that there is something in the back of your throat. ...Read more

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Lm suffering from very thick tongue coating or actually it`s mucus in nature which makes me have halitosis. And this is very impressive &irretative pr?

Lm suffering from very thick tongue coating or actually it`s mucus in nature which makes me have halitosis. And this is very impressive &irretative pr?

Suggestion: I would suggest scraping it off with a brush or better yet a tongue scrapper... If it does not come off or the halitosis does not improve... See your dentist for other options and a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I get white tongue coating when taking flagyl. Any way to prevent?

I get white tongue coating when taking flagyl. Any way to prevent?

Need more info: 1) How often, and why, are you taking flagyl?
2) Do you get similar white coating or discharge on other mucus membranes, such as the vagina or anus?
3) Have you been treated for oral thrush, with any anti-fungal medicines, like clotrimazole or nystatin?

Rarely, persistent oral thrush can indicate HIV infection (AIDS). See a doctor to get a quick painless test to rule out this possibility.
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Can untreated chronic post nasal drip for well over a decade cause mouth issues, like tongue coating and dry mouth, scalloped tongue?

Can untreated chronic post nasal drip for well over a decade cause mouth issues, like tongue coating and dry mouth, scalloped tongue?

Yes: Yes, the chronic post nasal drip is likely causing you to be more of a mouth breather. This causes change in the quality and character of the saliva hence dry mouth, coated tongue, probably bad breath, etc. The scalloped or crenated tongue may be an indication of other health issues such as hypothyroidism ...Read more

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Brown coating on the tongue what are the causes?

Brown coating on the tongue what are the causes?

Your GI: YOUR TONGUE MOST OF THE TIME REPRESENT OR A REFLEXION LIKE A MIRROR TO YOUR GI SYSTEM

YOU NEED TO CHECK YOUR GI SYSTEM, DIARRHEA VS CONSTIPATION, FOOD YOU ATE, MEDICATION YOU ARE TAKING, ALL OF THESE COULD REFLECT ON THE STATUS AND THE COLOR OF THE TONGUE. ...Read more

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I sometimes get a numb tongue! And a brown coating that will not go away? What can I do about it?

I sometimes get a numb tongue! And a brown coating that will not go away? What can I do about it?

Dental evaluation: In order to keep your tongue clean and healthy, use a tongue scraper every day. The numb tongue could be one of many things, either dental or medical in origin. I think it's time to see a dentist for a complete and thorough examination. Your dentist can evaluate your issues and advise you accordingly. ...Read more

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Why do I have green to brown coating on my tongue and roof of my mouth every morning? It tastes bad. I'm very thirsty. I have blood speckled mucus.

Why do I have green to brown coating on my tongue and roof of my mouth every morning? It tastes bad. I'm very thirsty. I have blood speckled mucus.

Morning breath: If you're thirsty when you wake up - you're undoubtedly dehydrated (which happens normally after not drinking for 8 hrs or so) - perhaps you're a little 'drier' than you should be? And, you're likely mouth breathing so the natural, germ fighting saliva dries out. Perhaps too medicines have an effect like antihistamines for allergy. Smoking of course wouldn't help and some foods can lead to odors. ...Read more

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What can cause a coating on my tongue? Too many baked goods?

What can cause a coating on my tongue? Too many baked goods?

Brush it: Maybe....So bring all of your baked goods down to my office! Seriously, I doubt you have a big problem, but see your dentist to confirm. Geographic tongue can make your tongue look funny, but you can also have an overgrowth of papillae, coffee stains, etc. Try brushing your tongue aggressively with your toothbrush or a tongue scraper available at your drug store. ...Read more

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White coating and irritated tongue. What are some probable causes?

Coated tongue: Could be a fungal infection. Good oral hygiene will help. See your dentist asap. ...Read more

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On cleaning my tongue with a tongue cleaner, white slimy coating comes out. What is that?

Oral bacteria: Did you know the human bite is much more dangerous from infection than an animal bite? We have bacteria that live in our mouths (on our tongues, on our teeth, etc). The "white slime" is plaque. Use a Fluoride rinse after brushing; this will help decrease the bacteria amount in your mouth. Brush and floss twice a day, if you can. ...Read more

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I have a white coating on my tongue although its not very thick or oddly shaped. Is this dangerous?

I have a white coating on my tongue although its not very thick or oddly shaped. Is this dangerous?

Oral thrush: It is likely a candida yeast infection. It is not dangerous. See a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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White coating on tongue that comes off with baking soda. Comes back few hours later. Is this coating normal. Dr not concerned. Permanent solution?

White coating on tongue that comes off with baking soda. Comes back few hours later. Is this coating normal. Dr not concerned. Permanent solution?

Tongue and mouth: When you start to look closely at the body, things might seem strange or weird. The mouth has alot of structures in it that can look very bizarre if you stare too long. Good you showed this to a doc -I would trust that opinion. You can show Health Tap docs too by uploading a pic. Probably this is just a mucous film -try drinking more fluids. I like to 'rinse' throughout the day -helps the breath 2 ...Read more

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I have a yellow coating on the sides of my tongue what could this be?

I have a yellow coating on the sides of my tongue what could this be?

Check immunity: Thrush is considered an opportunistic infection, meaning it will generally only infect people who have an immune system weakened by infection, medications or primary immune deficiency. Oral antifungal medications are available by prescription. ...Read more

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Why does my tongue get a white coating on it?

Many reasons: One may be lichen planus. Could be diet. Do you smoke? Multiple medications could dry the mouth and make the tongue white. Could be yeast or candidiasis. You need to seek medical or dental attention. ...Read more

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Metallic coating on tongue. What does this mean?

Metallic coating: Sometimes when a person is taking certain medications like antibiotics or antidepressant he/she winds up with metallic taste in the mouth and tongue coating especially if that person is recovering from upper respiratory tract infections viral or bacterial. Are you taking any medications right now and for what? ...Read more

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Is it normal to get get a white coating on the tongue?

Is it normal to get get a white coating on the tongue?

Usually: White tongue is a coating of debris, bacteria and dead cells on your tongue that makes it look white. Although the appearance of white tongue may be alarming, the condition is usually harmless and temporary. However, white tongue can be an indication of some serious conditions, ranging from infection to a precancerous condition. If you're concerned about a white coating call your dentist. ...Read more

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Can fasting cause your tongue have a white coating on it?

Can fasting cause your tongue have a white coating on it?

Maybe: When you eat youalso stimulate saliva and saliva is a natural protectant of the tissues of your mouth. ...Read more

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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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Help please! What drug use leads to a white layer coating on your tongue?

Help please! What drug use leads to a white layer coating on your tongue?

Antibiotics: I am sure there are others but the most common is antibiotics. Broad spectrum antibiotics kill all bacteria--good and bad. This allows other micro organisms to thrive, most often fungi. This is the cause of yeast infections or thrush which leaves a white film in your mouth and other personal areas. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause a white coating on tongue?

Can stress and anxiety cause a white coating on tongue?

Unlikely: It is probably related to your diet.
Consider eating less processed food and increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables. When eating cheese and animal products, aim for the low fat variety. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: coated tongue?

Film on tongue: The normal tongue is generally light pink with visible papillae, which resemble the bristles on your toothbrush. A coated tongue usually has a white to yellowish covering or thickness to it. It can look like a thin layer of tapioca on the tongue. If you brush your tongue regularly, you will get rid of that thickness and a pink tongue will greet you in the mirror. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up most mornings with a thick white coated tongue?

Poor oral hygiene: The thick white coating could either be plaque (bacteria) or a fungal infection. If it's bacteria, you might want to get a dental check-up to make sure there is not a rotten tooth or periodontitis happening in your mouth. ...Read more

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Help! There's white coating on tongue after having tonsillectomy?

Don't panic: White coating of the tongue is not a serious problem. Usually is reflection of other problems (like use of antibiotics, digestive issues, bad oral hygiene). Due to your recent surgery once you start eating normal food and brushing better white coating will go away. If it persists longer then 2 weeks see you physician. ...Read more

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Every morning there is a orange/white coating on my tongue. What causes this?

Maybe thrush (fungus): The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of tongue that looks patchy 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

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I have a yellowish coating on my tongue.... Is this normal? Cause im kinda freaking out

Check out this link: On coated tongue. Take care! Http://www. Nhs. Uk/conditions/coated-tongue/pages/introduction. Aspx. ...Read more

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I have a white coating on my tongue leading to foul breath which reappears again after I clean it. Please help?

See dentist for Rx: Sounds like you may have a yeast or fungal infection on your tongue. Visit your dentist for an examination and possible prescription to treat your problem. ...Read more