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Coated Or 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
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
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
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
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
What is the best way to cure a yellow furry tongue! I scrub evry day and it still comes back, what causes it!?
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
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
Papillae overgrowth: More information at: http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/black-hairy-tongue.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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?
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
Shave the tongue: Or keep the upper lip permanently attached to the lower lip! ...Read more
What can cause a yellow & grey furry tongue every morning, that tastes like you've licked a pool table?
Mouth breathing: Also see prior answers.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Symptoms: I have Throat redness, Red swollen tonsils, Swollen uvula, gary furry tongue and runny nose, what is wrong?
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
Sore throat, whitish furry tongue, runny nose, headaches, chills. Basically symptoms of a cold. Also have ear pain and a painful lump inside my ear?
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
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