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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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Is there an OTC medicine for thrush on tongue?

Is there an OTC medicine for thrush on tongue?

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

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Is medication only way to rid of hairy tongue? Is there a way to rid of hairy tongue naturally? Do i need to take medicine to rid of it? .

Is medication only way to rid of hairy tongue? Is there a way to rid of hairy tongue naturally? Do i need to take medicine to rid of it?

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Tongue scraper: It may require nothing more than the use of a tongue scraper once or twice a day. Start with that and if not gone, see your dentist for other suggestions and possible treatment. ...Read more

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My tongue is bisected and my teeths are broken due to falling from stares .... For cure that I use medicine which name was canaloge cream for my tongue relief.... Which affected my tongue ?

My tongue is bisected and my teeths are broken due to falling from stares .... For cure that I use medicine which name was canaloge  cream for my tongue relief.... Which affected my tongue ?

See a dentist: In trauma cases, one thing to be concerned about is tooth fragments impaled in the tissue (lip, cheek, tongue, etc) if there are tooth fragments caught in the soft tissue, that can lead to infection or other reactions if not treated properly. See a dentist immediately. ...Read more

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After a while of taking my gonorrhoea drugs i began feeling this burning sensation on my tongue and its white.

After a while of taking my gonorrhoea drugs i began  feeling this burning sensation on my tongue and its white.

Yeast infection: Yeast infection / overgrowth can occur, when one is on long term antibiotics and the "good" bacteria are destroyed along with the bad bacteria. See the doctor who prescribed your medication to determine if a change in drugs needs to be made and to treat your tongue infection. It is often beneficial to take probiotics or eat yogurt w/ active cultures about 2 hours after each antibiotic dose. ...Read more

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Dr, I have a black furry tongue, is it transferable to my girlfriend. I have good oral hygiene, don't smoke, don't use any un prescribed drugs?

Dr, I have a black furry tongue, is it transferable to my girlfriend. I have good oral hygiene, don't smoke, don't use any un prescribed drugs?

Not transferable: This is not transferable to your girlfriend. Here is a site where you can learn more about black hairy tongue, causes and treatments. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/black-hairy-tongue/basics/definition/con-20034518 ...Read more