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Doctor insights on: Coated Or Furry Tongue

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Why do I have a furry tongue?

Why do I have a furry tongue?

Common: This phenomenon is often called a "hairy tongue" and is a benign condition which does not have a clear cause. Sometimes is is related to a recent infection, new drug or other illness. Usually brushing the tongue with a stiff toothbrush and a little peroxide can help. Rinse your mouth out completely after brushing. Seek medical attention if things seem to be getting worse or painful. ...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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What causes a white furry tongue?

White Furry Tongue: A white furry tongue could be many things. It could be a yeast infection? It could be a precursor to something more severe. Go see your Dentist, Oral Surgeon, or ENT (ear, nose, and Throat) Doctor. The solution could be something as simple as a tongue scraper, a mouth wash, or a medication. Do not ignore this. ...Read more

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Do you have a furry tongue in the mornings?

Do you have a furry tongue in the mornings?

Furry tongue: Furry tongue is usually caused by food accumulation on the tongue. Brush the tongue whenever you brush your teeth to prevent this problem from occurring. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a furry tongue in the mornings?

Is it normal to have a furry tongue in the mornings?

Not normal: The build up on your tongue is likely due to the presence of bacterial colonies on the surface of your tongue. If you do not brush your tongue at least twice a day then start. If you brush your tongue regularly then it is possible that it is not effective enough. Go out and purchase a tongue scraper and see if you can clean better. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about experiencing furry-tongue and halitosis and recovery?

Can you tell me about experiencing furry-tongue and halitosis and recovery?

Easy resolution: Furry or hairy tongue results from not cleaning the surface of your tongue daily. Bacteria grow on the tongue and can cause halitosis. Treatment involves brushing the surface of the tongue several times a day, rinsing with warm salt water or listerine. There is minimal pain associated with this ...Read more

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What does furry tongue mean?

What does furry tongue mean?

Oral hygiene: Part of anybodies oral hygiene should be to clean their tongue. A tongue cleaner can be picked up at most pharmacies and superstores. ...Read more

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Is a furry tongue unhealthy?

Is a furry tongue unhealthy?

Furry tongue: Get a tongue scraper or cleaner or brush your tongue with your toothbrush twice a day and you will be amazed! ...Read more

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Why does my friend have a furry tongue?

Common variant: In some people the tongue has a hairy appearance. This is a benign condition. ...Read more

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What causes furry tongue in the morning?

What causes furry tongue in the morning?

Hairy tongue: See the following website for some good information on hairy tongue and its causes: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/black-hairy-tongue/ds01134/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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What makes a child have a white furry tongue?

What makes a child have a white furry tongue?

Possibly thrush: If it is on the cheeks as well, it is almost certainly a yeast infection. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Do you have a furry tongue in the mornings normally?

Not normally: If your tongue is normal appearing during the day and is furry in the am, you need to make sure to brush your tongue gently but thoroughly. If you have reflux, take your reflux medications and follow your reflux precautions.
See your dentist every 6 months for a dental check up and cleaning. ...Read more

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Do you normally have a furry tongue in the mornings?

Not normally: Make sure to brush your tongue, gently but thoroughly am and pm.
Also see your dentist about every 6 months for dental check up and cleaning. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: furry tongue?

What is the definition or description of: furry tongue?

Papillae overgrowth: More information at: http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/black-hairy-tongue.

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How come I have a white furry tongue with red dots?

How come I have a white furry tongue with red dots?

Yeast infection: This is a common symptom of a yeast infection commonly know as oral candidiasis or thrush. This infection is often seen with denture wearers, people with diabetes and aids, and people on antibiotics.
Check with your dentist or physician for a definitive diagnosis, for possible causes, and treatment. ...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

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I've been having this cough, furry tongue, weight loss etc. What could it be?

I've been having this cough, furry tongue, weight loss etc. What could it be?

Cough: Coughing is not pleasant nor easy. That said, a visit to the nearby Emergency room should be able to get your issues under control. ...Read more

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Iv got a furry tongue, how do I stop the hairs from getting caught in my boyfriends mouth?

Shave the tongue: Or keep the upper lip permanently attached to the lower lip! ...Read more

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I have a funny taste in the back of my mouth and a furry tongue what is it?

I have a funny taste in the back of my mouth and a furry tongue what is it?

Hard to accurately: Diagnose without examining you. Could be a host of reasons. Best to consult with a dentist if you haven't been to one recently and exercise very good oral hygiene including brushing your tongue. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Taking metronidazole/flagyl to treat trich+noticed classic "furry tongue" side effect - prescription runs out in three days, when will the SE go away?

Taking metronidazole/flagyl to treat trich+noticed classic "furry tongue" side effect - prescription runs out in three days, when will the SE go away?

Soon: Usually resolves in 3 to five days after stopping the medicine. Lots of water and cleaning help. Good luck and hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Symptoms: I have Throat redness, Red swollen tonsils, Swollen uvula, gary furry tongue and runny nose, what is wrong?

Symptoms: I have Throat redness, Red swollen tonsils, Swollen uvula, gary furry tongue and runny nose, what is wrong?

Throat: Sounds like a virus. You should gargle and use OTC meds to treat it but if your throat is really sore get a culture to make sure its not bacterial ...Read more

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I have blisters in my throat with a furry tongue and sore throat. My nose and mouth are also itchy?

I have blisters in my throat with a furry tongue and sore throat. My nose and mouth are also itchy?

Sounds viral but: Would see your doctor for an exam and history. If he/she recommends, treatment or further testing. It is difficult to know what you mean by "blisters" and "furry" ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: coated tongue?

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?

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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