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Can You Scrape Thrush Off Tongue
Been battling a nasty cold past 3 days. Today I noticed my tongue looks pale, kinda whitish. There's nothing to scrape off. Doesn't look like thrush.
White tongue: 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
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
Do all walkin doctors have everything they need to scrape and test a tongue for oral thrush? My walkin doc didn't even look at my tongue and prescription nystat
Why: Oral thrush is diagnosed by visual exam in most cases. I don't recall every running the scrape and stain testing outside of medical school. It just adds time and cost to the encounter and doesn't change the plan of treatment. The germ of thrush is a normal contaminant of the total GI tract and the treatment is innocuous.I am surprised the doc didn't look, consider that bad form. ...Read more
I have bad breath. A thick layer on my tongue appears whenever i wake up. I have tried thrush drops, thrush tablets, corsodyl mouthwash, tongue scrape?
Dentist?: Have you seen a dentist and explained the problem to your dentist who can actually examine you, along with taking a complete dental and medical history? That's what i would recommend and the best way to diagnose your problem and suggest a remedy. ...Read more
I have a cold sore on top of my lip. If i brush my teeth and used it to scrape my tongue is there a possibility of spreading the virus to my mouth right before i had the sore i might've had thrush?
A brown colored tongue is usually a condition called black hairy tongue. It can be caused by smoking, poor oral hygiene a buildup of bacteria, dry mouth ( a lack of saliva), coffee and tea, and a fungal infection (oral thrush).
Brush or use a tongue scraper on your tongue. If it doesn't get better, call your dentist, medical doctor or ENT specialist for an examination. ...Read more
Thrush=Candida: Candida oral fungi normally in low numbers, but can overgrow forming white patches. Associated with antibiotics that kill the good bacteria, stress or immune suppression from various diseases & medications. Eating yogurt with live cultures or rinsing & swallowing pro-biotic mixtures with lacto-bacillus can restore a normal balance. Vaginal antifungals have been used: rx meds work best; see your dr. ...Read more
Yes: Any of a number of viral, bacterial, or fungal over growths, systemic diseases, allergic responses. Go see your dentist. Take a complete list of your meds with you. ...Read more
My boyfriend has oral thrush that won't go away. Sometimeshe gets weird feelings on the back of his tongue. Whatshould he do?
How would you know if baby has an oral thrush? Mine, always sticking his tongue out ? Could that be a sign.? Im just scared he got thrush.
Oral thrush?: Thrush is common in infants and occurs because the immune system needs to mature. On examination, the baby will have white plaque like lesions on the inner cheeks, roof of mouth, or on gums. The whitish material isn't easy to remove with a wet cloth. If you are breastfeeding, the infection can transfer to the mother's breast causing a tingling feeling or discomfort. Seek medical attention. ...Read more
White coating: It may or may not be oral candidiasis (thrush). Many people have white coatings caused only by the accumulation of plaque, food debris and dead cells. Try using your toothbrush or a tongue scraper to remove any coating once per day. If it's gone, great. If not, you will need to see a dentist or physician for a definitive diagnosis and appropriate treatment, if needed. ...Read more
Probably not thrush: Thrush can cause an uncomfortable tongue and mouth but there are many causes of burning tongue from endocrinologic issues, chronic inflammatory conditions, tobacco, medications and toxins. You should arrange follow up with your MD since the treatment already prescribed is not making an impact ...Read more
Hi I was wondering what oral thrush feels like, and if everyone has a slight white coating on the tongue?
Painful: It generally is painful and will often bleed. White coating on the tongue may be good debris and can be wiped off. ...Read more
I've been toldvimhave oral thrush i'm in extreme pain and it look as though my tongue is splitting is this normal ?
I've been told I have oral thrush i'm in extreme pain and it look as though my tongue is splitting is this normal ?
Can tongue thrush be scrapped off? Reading some DRs answer on here, some say yes others say no. They have me confused.
Scrapping won't cure: Need proper anti-fungal dose and duration, or will come back(relapse). ...Read more
1y with oral thrush.I've used daktarin,no effect.I finished 14 days ketoconazol, but immediately finished, tongue seems the same.Is it healde desease?
I Have a question on thrush. I'm a 17 y/o female diabeti. My tongue has been hurting for a few days almost as if I bit it or burnt a tatebud and just a night ago I noticed these small white things on my tongue, about 4 on the tip, and two on the side. I t
Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more
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