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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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Mouth (Definition)

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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Is halitosis due to coated tongue?

Is halitosis due to coated tongue?

Possibly: There are a number of reasons for bad breath- one being a coated tongue, using a tongue scraper or brushing your tongue would help remove the film. Other reasons include what you ate and acid reflux, and the most common gingivitis/periodontitis (gum disease) due to plaque building up under the gums. ...Read more

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What would cause a yellowish coated tongue?

See your dentist: Candida albicans is a fungus accumulates usually on your tongue or inner cheeks. The condition is a minor problem if you're healthy. Candida infections can occur when your immune system is weakened by disease or drugs such as steroids. Eating unsweetened yogurt and acidophilus capsules will solve the problem. Rec.: see your dentist if the condition gets painful. ...Read more

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What causes a white coated tongue that is worse in mornings and after eating.

What causes a white coated tongue that is worse in mornings and after eating.

Sleep disorder: The coating in the morning can be explained by mouth breathng and the effect of dryness on the tongue. It might be adviseable to see if you have sleep apnoea. ...Read more

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Can hiv symptoms pop up the next day after sexual intercouse like a coated tongue?

Can hiv symptoms pop up the next day after sexual intercouse like a coated tongue?

Sure, but...: It would mean the patient caught HIV quite a while ago because it takes time for HIV to damage his immune system to the point of his developing opportunisitic infections such as oral thrush. Opportunistic infections are infections that happen to weakened patients but typically not to people with a healthy immune system. Whatever happened one day before oral thrush appears should not be the cause. ...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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I have coated tongue, esp in furrow. Can you show photos of thrush?

I have coated tongue, esp in furrow. Can you show photos of thrush?

Brush your tongue: A coated tongue does not necessarily mean you have thrush, which is an oral yeast infection. If the coating looks like cottage cheese curds, can be easily wiped away and it leaves the surface of tongue looking red. You should be brushing your tongue with your toothbrush after brushing your teeth, each and every time you brush. After a few days, your tongue should look normal. Questions, see dds. ...Read more

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I have had yellow/coated tongue for 4 months & have done everything to get rid of it and it still comes back everyday. Any advice or pills that work?

I have had yellow/coated tongue for 4 months & have done everything to get rid of it and it still comes back everyday. Any advice or pills that work?

Possible fungal infe: First, a detailed history is necessary, and I would try with a antifungal agent like Mycilex troches, and use tongue sweeper 2x a day and good oral hygiene. Dr Neksovic ...Read more

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Why am I having trouble swallowing - feels like there is something in my throat but no symptoms except coated tongue?

Why am I having trouble swallowing - feels like there is something in my throat but no symptoms except coated tongue?

Reflux: One of the most common reasons my patients complain of this symptom is acid reflux. A small bit of acid can come up when you lie flat and it causes swelling of the larynx. This causes the feeling that something is stuck in your throat. Avoid -spicy foods, eating late a night, acid foods. Try Prilosec otc for a couple of weeks and if it doesn't get better see an ent. ...Read more

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Wake up with a coated tongue, gets worse after coffee. I brush and most of it comes off. Then after I eat a lolly goes clear only to come back later?

Wake up with a coated tongue, gets worse after coffee. I brush and most of it comes off. Then after I eat a lolly goes clear only to come back later?

Tongue coating: Tongue coating is generally harmless and can be caused by dryness, harmless mouth bacteria, certain debris in the mouth or digestive factors. Keep hydrated, avoid mouth breathing, brush tongue, try mouth wash. ...Read more

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What would cause a white and yellow coated tongue? I brush, floss, rinse and scrape my tongue 3 times a day, it keeps reappearing. What could this be

What would cause a white and yellow coated tongue? I brush, floss, rinse and scrape my tongue 3 times a day, it keeps reappearing. What could this be

White tongue: Are you taking any medications? How is your general health? This could be thrush and is something that your primary care should check out for the cause. ...Read more

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Hi im ahmed from macedonia, I want to ask about oral thrush or yellow coated tongue im not sure what is but I want to know if there is medical help for?

Hi im ahmed from macedonia, I want to ask about oral thrush or yellow coated tongue im not sure what is but I want to know if there is medical help for?

Fungal vs normal: Thrush is a fungus infection easily treated with antifungal meds like nystatin. Yellow coated tongue can be normal and often can go away with brushing your tongue. ...Read more

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Coated tongue. Tried everything and nothing works. Do I see a GP, periodontist or dentist?

Coated tongue. Tried everything and nothing works. Do I see a GP, periodontist or dentist?

Start: Start with an oral cavity expert. See your Dentist. Depending on findings you may need medication, mechanical removal, or referral to an Oral Pathologist or an ENT. ...Read more

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Any connections with white/yellow coated tongue and liver issues? Pain under right rib for a year. All bloodwork/US/CTscan normal. Still concerned.

Any connections with white/yellow coated tongue and liver issues? Pain under right rib for a year. All bloodwork/US/CTscan normal. Still concerned.

Liver issue?: If all of your labs, ultrasound, and CT scan are completely normal, why are you concerned about a possible liver issue? Is there more to the story than you have shared with us? I would follow up with your doctor or a gastroenterologist for the next step in trying to figure out the cause of your right-sided abdominal pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have these 2 extremely tiny red spots in the mouth in the cheek. I also have these white things in my cheeks I can scrape off. I have a coated tongue?

I have these 2 extremely tiny red spots in the mouth in the cheek. I also have these white things in my cheeks I can scrape off. I have a coated tongue?

Normal..: Observe your "lesions" during a month and if you are still worried consult your dentist.
Mouth rinse with clorhexidine will help.
Good cleaning and brushing is a must specially before going to bed. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more