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Green Tongue Diagnosis
Something external: Check to see what you may have eaten or drank at bedtime last night, including toothpaste or mouthwash. These can have an effect, especially if you are a mouth breather and have dried it to your tongue. If there is no obvious cause of the "green", you should have your dentist check it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My tongue is green and it just turned this color today. I got my tongue pierced a couple weeks ago.
Possible infection: Green tongue associated with piercing may mean infection. Other transient causes include mouth washes and green dyed candy. If persists check with physician. ...Read more
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Maybe okay, but...: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of a tongue that looks white 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Green tongue I have had a green tongue for three days since suffering from a cold and chest virus, why is this and what should I do about it?
Maybe normal: A green tongue with a cold maybe due to over-the-counter medication you were using or lozenges. If your symptoms continue you should see a healthcare provider. ...Read more
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