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Brown Tongue Coating
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
I have a white coating on my tongue although its not very thick or oddly shaped. Is this dangerous?
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
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
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
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
Brush it: Try brushing your tongue, either with toothpaste or listerine. ...Read more
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
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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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
Check out this link: On coated tongue. Take care! Http://www. Nhs. Uk/conditions/coated-tongue/pages/introduction. Aspx. ...Read more